Project Management of DAG: Eastern Anatolia Observatory

Yerli, Sinan Kaan
Zago, Lorenzo
Guver, Tolga
Alis, Sinan
The four meter DAG (Eastern Anatolia Observatory in Turkish) telescope is not only the largest telescope in Turkey but also the most promising telescope in the northern hemisphere with a large potential to offer scientific observations with its cutting edge technology. DAG is designed to be an AO telescope which will allow both infrared and visible observations with its two Nasmyth platforms dedicated to next generation focal plane instruments. In this paper, status updates from DAG telescope will be presented in terms of; (i) in house optical design of DAG, (ii) tender process of telescope, (iii) tender process of enclosure, and (iv) tender process of the observatory building. Also status updates from the focal plane instruments project and possible collaboration activities will be presented.


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Citation Formats
O. KESKİN, C. YEŞİLYAPRAK, S. K. Yerli, L. Zago, T. Guver, and S. Alis, “Project Management of DAG: Eastern Anatolia Observatory,” 2016, vol. 9911, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: