CfA OIR Division Lunch Talk

Friday, April 30, 1999, Building A Classroom, 12:30 pm

The All-Sky Automated Survey (ASAS)

Dr. Grzegorz Pojmanski, Warsaw University


The All Sky Automated Survey is a project which final goal is photometric monitoring of approx. 10^7 stars brighter than 14 magnitude all over the sky.

The first step bringing us closer to the desired goal is the prototype ASAS instrument, equipped with 768x512 Kodak CCD and 135/1.8 telephoto lens, mounted on the computer controlled robotic mount, which was developed at the Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory and since April 7, 1997 operates at the Las Campanas Observatory, Chile It makes over 100 3-minute exposures per night, continually monitoring about 120 sq. degs of the sky.