2M HIMALAYAN CHANDRA TELESCOPE: CURRENT PERFORMANCE
- The telescope tracking tests indicate that a tracking accuracy (without
guiding) of 0.5 arcsec over 10 minutes is met at a good fraction of telescope
positions, except at higher elevations, where the tracking worsens, resulting
in a mean (over all telescope positions) accuracy of 1.38 arcsec over 10
- A pointing accuracy of 3 arcseconds has been achieved.
- The image quality is estimated to be about 0.7 arcseconds diameter (80% power).
- The autoguider (AUGUS) developed at the Copenhagen University Observatory was installed in May 2005 and commissioned in
September 2005 (report).
The AUGUS has been performing well, reaching 17 mag star in 4 second