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Advances in Astronomy
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 785959, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/785959
Research Article

The Software for the Robotization of the TROBAR Telescope

Edifici Instituts d'Investigació Polígon La Coma, Observatori Astronomic Universitat de Valéncia, Paterna, 46980 Valéncia, Spain

Received 26 June 2009; Accepted 30 October 2009

Academic Editor: Taro Kotani

Copyright © 2010 Mauro Stefanon. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The Telescopi ROBotic de ARas (TROBAR) is a new robotic facility built at Aras de Los Olmos (Valencia, Spain). This is a 60 cm telescope equipped with a 4 k × 4 k optical camera, corresponding to 3 0 × 3 0 a r c m i n 2 FoV, and it will be primarily used for a systematic search of Ha emitting stars in the Galactic Plane to a depth of 14 mag. Both data acquisition and reduction will be performed automatically. The robotization of data acquisition is now entering its final coding phase while the development of the data reduction pipeline has just started.