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UKIRT - The Telescope

THE TELESCOPE
UKIRT

A general description of the 3.8m UKIRT is given on the JAC outreach pages (see the sidebar). The pages linked to here give user- and engineering-oriented information. Internal-only links are in orange boxes.

General
UKIRT
A description of the telescope
Location and parameters
Geographical location of the telescope and its optical properties
Wavefront Sensing with Cassegrain Instruments
Keeping the UKIRT primary in shape
Wavefront sensing with WFCAM
How to do wavefront sensing with WFCAM and align the top-end
Quality  Assurance
Quality Assurance Programme
Monthly programme to maintain performance
Emissivity
Thermal emissivity of the telescope and dichroics
Fine Focus
Cassegrain instrument fine focus values (since 11/2002)
Seeing, extinction, zero points etc.
Various UKIRT measurements such as seeing and extinction. Some are real time.
Detailed instructions
Alignment
Aligning the secondary mirror with the primary mirror
Chopping
Notes relating to chopping the secondary (useful for thermal infrared only)
Diagnostics
Telescope diagnostics and general troubleshooting
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TSS Guide
Notes on startup/shutdown, operating limits, observing moving objects, troubleshooting, etc.


Contact: Tom Kerr. Updated: Tue Oct 7 15:06:05 HST 2008

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