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telpos: Telescope position
An accurate position for the 1.93-m telescope has not always been accurately known due to problems with the telescope
software, hardware interfaces and encoders used. However, any disagreement between catalog and
telescope coordinates has been investigated whenever possible in order to confirm which, if any,
of the two was the correct one.
Confusion over catalog coordinates between consecutive pointings
is known to have occurred if the observing form for the next object was being filled in while the
image for the previous object was being read out, in which case the previous image picked up the coordinates of the object
going to be observed next. This confusion can be resolved by looking into the fulls2dbook.dat summary file for the
night (soon to be made available).
Telescope right ascension given in hours and decimal fraction, in scientific notation
Telescope declination given in degrees and decimal fraction, in scientific notation
This archive is actively maintained. We thus welcome feedback from the user
to help us detect anomalies and improve the website.