Yerli, Sinan Kaan
Yildiran, Y.
GÜNEY, Yavuz
Gucsav, B. B.
ÖZEREN, Ferhat Fikri
KILIÇ, Yasin
Shameoni, M. N.
Fisek, S.
Kilicerkan, G.
Ozbaldan, E. E.
ATA50 Telescope is a new telescope with RC optics and 50 cm diameter. It was supported by Atatiirk University Scientific Research Project (2010) and established at about 2000 meters altitude in city of Erzurum in Turkey last year. The observations were started a few months ago under the direction and control of Atatiirk University Astrophysics Research and Application Center (ATASAM). The technical properties and infrastructures of ATA50 Telescope are presented and we have been working on the robotic automation of the telescope as hardware and software in order to be a ready-on-demand candidate for both national and international telescope networks.


Status of the VERITAS Observatory
Holder, J.; Acciari, V. A.; Aliu, E.; Arlen, T.; Beilicke, M.; Benbow, W.; Bradbury, S. M.; Buckley, J. H.; Bugaev, V.; Butt, Y.; Byrum, K. L.; Cannon, A.; Celik, O.; Cesarini, A.; Ciupik, L.; Chow, Y. C. K.; Cogan, P.; Colin, P.; Cui, W.; (2009-01-01)
VERITAS, an Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope (IACT) system for gammma-ray astronomy in the GeV-TeV range, has recently completed its first season of observations with a full array of four telescopes. A number of astrophysical gamma-ray sources have been detected, both galactic and extragalactic, including sources previously unknown at TeV energies. We describe the status of the array and some highlight results, and assess the technical performance, sensitivity and shower reconstruction capabilities.
Calibration of cameras of the HESS detector
Aharonian, F; et. al. (2004-11-01)
H.E.S.S.-the high energy stereoscopic system-is a new system of large atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes for GeV/ TeV astronomy. Each of the four telescopes of 107 m(2) mirror area is equipped with a 960-pixel photomultiplier-tube camera. This paper describes the methods used to convert the photomultiplier signals into the quantities needed for Cherenkov image analysis. Two independent calibration techniques have been applied in parallel to provide an estimation of uncertainties. Results on the long-term stab...
Project Management of DAG: Eastern Anatolia Observatory
KESKİN, ONUR; YEŞİLYAPRAK, Cahit; Yerli, Sinan Kaan; Zago, Lorenzo; Guver, Tolga; Alis, Sinan (2016-06-28)
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 presen...
Overview of the beam emission spectroscopy diagnostic system on the National Spherical Torus Experiment
Smith, D. R.; Feder, H.; Feder, R.; Fonck, R. J.; Labik, G.; McKee, G. R.; Schoenbeck, N.; Stratton, B. C.; Uzun Kaymak, İlker Ümit; Winz, G. (AIP Publishing, 2010-10-01)
A beam emission spectroscopy (BES) system has been installed on the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) to study ion gyroscale fluctuations. The BES system measures D-alpha emission from a deuterium neutral heating beam. The system includes two optical views centered at r/a approximate to 0.45 and 0.85 and aligned to magnetic field pitch angles at the neutral beam. f/1.5 collection optics produce 2-3 cm spot sizes at the neutral beam. The initial channel layout includes radial arrays, poloidal arrays...
First results from VERITAS
Hanna, D.; et. al. (Elsevier BV, 2008-04-01)
VERITAS is an array of four, 12-m-diameter, Cherenkov telescopes, designed to explore the very-high-energy gamma-ray sky in the energy band between 100 GeV and 50 TeV. Its construction and commissioning have occurred over the past two years and the array has been taking scientific data with three or more telescopes since November 2006. We present results from observations made with VERITAS during the 1 past observing season, including new results on the distant blazar 1ES1218 + 304, the active galaxy M87 an...
Citation Formats
C. YEŞİLYAPRAK et al., “ATA50 TELESCOPE: HARDWARE,” 2013, vol. 45, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: