Engineering exposure

We took a banch of exposures with 3 seconds of integration time.
We confirm the following things:


Now we haven't yet made the observation control system, especially, CCD controlling sytem. So we need to use Windows. It is really tough work.

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Seeing evaluation

One of example describing the image quality. Green dots are regarded as stars and then used for the density plots. Of course, the photometric calibration has not been yet performed.
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Evaluate the field rotation effect

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We don't have the image rotator although we mounted the HinOTORI telescope on the Kanata Az-El mount. We should care about this. Here we show the rotation speed map of the field to see the level. From the field rotation velocity map, the rotation velocity is low when objects just located around east or west.
We took positional differences for each stars between the current and the next frames. We remove zero-lag and larger error objects than 100pixel. Then we took an arithmetic mean and a standard deviation. They look having the same direction. It means the origin of the field rotation is outside the field of view. Here we evaluate the offset from the center. For example, El=60 and Az=0 gives 1.2e-4 rad/s of the angular velocity of the field rotation. From the next figure, we see 0.2 arcsec/s of shift. It gives 1700 arcsec which corresponds to a pointing difference between HinOTORI and Kanata.

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Here we show pointing differences between exposures (moving velocity). The pointing differences are small when the azimuth towards the east (100) as we expetcted.

Variation of the seeing

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We measured seeing size is around 2 arcsec. As we've seen in the previous section, a tracking error coming from the absence of the field rotator will reach 0.6 arcsec at the maximum when one take 3 seconds of integration. Maybe this result is not affected by the tracking error.