Three-Channel General-Purpose Astrophotometer


Abstract: The high-speed three-channel photometer suitable for the time-series observations of the "Whole Earth Telescope" (WET) project as well as for multicolor photometry is described. The photometer, designed for the Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory, Italy, is the latest version of the WET photometers developed by the WET group of Vilnius University since 1992. The main optical and mechanical layouts of the optico-mechanical module as well as the block-diagram of electronics are presented. The main specifications of the photometer expected after its completion are given.


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