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Amitesh Omar, Bheemireddy Krishna Reddy, Tripurari Kumar & Jayshreekar Pant

Global performance and capabilities of the instruments on the 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope

(Volume 88 - Année 2019 — Actes de colloques — 2nd Belgo-Indian Network for Astronomy & Astrophysics (BINA) workshop - October 2018 - Brussels, Belgium)
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Mots-clés : télescope optique, Devasthal, instrumentation astronomique, spectrographe, imagerie, imagerie à haute vitesse

Abstract

The recently commissioned 3.6-m Devasthal optical telescope has been used for various tests and science observations using three main instruments, namely, a charge-coupled device camera, a near-infrared camera, and an optical imager-cum-spectrograph. The published results from these instruments assert that the performance of the telescope at the Devasthal site is at par with the expectations. These back-end instruments open up vast opportunities for high-sensitivity observations of the celestial sky with the telescope. This paper provides a summary of the existing back-end instruments and attempts to highlight the importance of the Devasthal optical telescope in synergy with other telescopes operating at different wavelengths.

Keywords : Devasthal optical telescope, astronomical instrumentation, spectrograph, imaging, high speed imaging

To cite this article

Amitesh Omar, Bheemireddy Krishna Reddy, Tripurari Kumar & Jayshreekar Pant, «Global performance and capabilities of the instruments on the 3.6-m Devasthal Optical Telescope», Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège [En ligne], Volume 88 - Année 2019, Actes de colloques, 2nd Belgo-Indian Network for Astronomy & Astrophysics (BINA) workshop - October 2018 - Brussels, Belgium, 31-42 URL : https://popups.uliege.be/0037-9565/index.php?id=8631.

About: Amitesh Omar

Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital 263001 India, aomar@aries.res.in

About: Bheemireddy Krishna Reddy

Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital 263001 India

About: Tripurari Kumar

Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital 263001 India

About: Jayshreekar Pant

Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciences, Manora Peak, Nainital 263001 India