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  • No 136 Arc maps for the He, Ne, Hg, ThAr, and Cd lamps when used with WYFFOS/Red+4
    Ronny Errmann (University of Jena and ING)
    Lilian Domínguez-Palmero (ING)
    December 2015
    tn136.pdf

  • No 135 Arc maps for the CuAr and CuNe lamps when used with ACAM/AUXCAM
    Liam Hardy (University of Sheffield and Isaac Newton Group)
    Hassan Fathivavsari (Tabriz University and Isaac Newton Group)
    Javier Méndez (Isaac Newton Group)
    Lilian Domínguez-Palmero (Isaac Newton Group)
    Chris Benn (Isaac Newton Group)
    February 2013
    tn135.pdf

  • No 134 ING Bibliography and Analysis 2002-2011
    Javier Méndez (Isaac Newton Group)
    May 2012
    tn134.pdf

  • No 133 Arc maps for the CuAr and CuNe lamps when used with IDS/Red+2
    Hassan Fathivavsari (Tabriz University and Isaac Newton Group)
    Lilian Domínguez-Palmero (Isaac Newton Group)
    Liam Hardy (University of Sheffield and Isaac Newton Group)
    Javier Méndez (Isaac Newton Group)
    January 2013
    tn133.pdf

  • No 132 Electron-multiplying CCDs for astronomical spectroscopy
    Simon Tulloch (Isaac Newton Group)
    October 2010
    tn132.pdf

  • No 131 Conversion of ING Cameras to SDSU Generation 3 Controllers
    Simon Tulloch (Isaac Newton Group)
    March 2006
    tn131.pdf

  • No 130 Investigation of Low Fringing Detectors on the ISIS Spectrograph
    Simon Tulloch (Isaac Newton Group)
    June 2005
    tn130.pdf

  • No 129 ING Bibliography 2000-2001
    Danny Lennon (Isaac Newton Group)
    Currie Trundle (Isaac Newton Group and Queen University Belfast)
    Javier Méndez (Isaac Newton Group)
    Sheily Wright (Isaac Newton Group)
    September 2003
    tn129.pdf

  • No 128 Investigation into L3 CCD Performance
    Simon Tulloch (Isaac Newton Group)
    September 2003
    tn128.pdf

  • No 127 The Definition of Dark, Grey and Bright Time at ING
    I. Skillen (Isaac Newton Group)
    February 2002
    tn127.ps.gz
    tn127.pdf

  • No 126 Maps of the standard arc-lamps for the WHT ISIS-RED Arm
    Joanna Holt (ING, Univ. of Sheffield)
    Begoña García Lorenzo (ING)
    September 2001
    tn126.pdf (entire document)
    tn126.ps.gz
    tn126_R158R.ps.gz
    tn126_R316R.ps.gz
    tn126_R600R.ps.gz
    tn126_R1200R_CUAR.ps.gz
    tn126_R1200R_CUNE.ps.gz
    tn126_R1200R_CUNEAR.ps.gz

  • No 125 Maps of the standard arc-lamps for the WHT ISIS-Blue Arm
    Begoña García Lorenzo (ING)
    Joanna Holt (ING, Univ. of Sheffield)
    September 2001
    tn125.pdf
    tn125.ps.gz

  • No 124 ING Bibliography and publication rates (1999)
    S.F.Sánchez (ING)
    January 2000
    tn124.ps.gz
    tn124.pdf
    HTML

  • No 123 Wavelength Dependent Pixel-to-Pixel Response Variations of a Typical EEV42-80 CCD: the role of flat-fielding astronomical data
    F Crompvoets (Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen)
    S Smartt (ING)
    August 1999
    tn123.ps.gz

  • No 122 Star Pairs for Blind Offset Check
    R Laing (Univ of Oxford and RAL)
    J Sinclair (RGO)
    June 1999
    tn122.pdf
    tn122.ps.gz

  • No 121 ING Bibliography and Publication Rate (1998)
    J Sinclair (RGO)
    May 1999
    tn121.ps.gz

  • No 120 CCD Camera EEV#13
    S Tulloch (ATC)
    February 1999
    tn120.html
    tn120.pdf tn120.pdf.gz
    tn120.ps.gz

  • No 119 The 2 chip EEV mosaic
    S Tulloch (ATC)
    November 1998
    tn119.htm
    tn119.pdf

  • No 118 The measurement of spatial resolution in EEV4280 CCD images
    S Tulloch (RGO)
    July 1998
    tn118.pdf

  • No 117 CCD Camera EEV #12
    S Tulloch (RGO)
    June 1998
    tn117.pdf
    tn117.ps.gz

  • No 116 Atlas of Thorium Argon lines and the Solar spectrum obtained with the ESA-MUSICOS spectrograph at the Isaac Newton Telescope
    John Telting (Isaac Newton Group), and Joana Oliveira and Bernard Foing (ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands)
    June 1998
    tn116.ps.gz

  • No 115 La Palma night-sky brightness
    Chris Benn (Isaac Newton Group) and Sara Ellison (Univ. of Kent)
    May 1998
    HTML
    PS

  • No 114 CMC faint pointing grid available at the ING
    J E Sinclair (RGO)
    March 1998
    tn114.ps.gz

  • No 113 Infrared standard star lists available at the ING
    J E Sinclair (RGO)
    March 1998
    tn113.pdf
    tn113_intro.ps.gz
    tn113-tab1a.ps.gz
    tn113-tab1b.ps.gz
    tn113-tab1c.ps.gz
    tn113-tab2.ps.gz
    Erratum: Table II, 5th column header is wrong. It should be read K instead of J.

  • No 112 ING bibliography and publication rate (1997)
    W L Martin and J E Sinclair (RGO)
    February 1998
    tn112.ps.gz

  • No 111 Design and use of a light source for linearity measurement in CCD-cameras
    S Tulloch
    1997 August
    tn111.pdf
    tn111.ps.gz

  • No 110 The design and use of the RGO flatness scanner
    S Tulloch
    July 1997
    tn110.pdf
    tn110.ps.gz

  • No 109 ING bibliography and publication rate (1996)
    W L Martin and J E Sinclair (RGO)
    February 1997
    tn109.pdf

  • No 108 Design and use of a novel flat field illumination light source
    Simon Tulloch (RGO)
    November 1996
    tn108.pdf
    tn108.ps.gz

  • No 107 Design and use of LED light sources for QE calibration
    Simon Tulloch (RGO)
    November 1996
    tn107.pdf
    tn107.ps.gz

  • No 106 New CCD readout mode (LSD mode) with absolute time stamping
    Derek Ives, Tony Bennett (RGO) and Frank Gribbin (LPO)
    July 1996
    tn106.pdf
    tn106.ps.gz

  • No 105 (Awaiting publication)

  • No 104 Baking the Loral CCD and cryostat to remove water vapour
    A P Oates (RGO)
    July 1996
    tn104.pdf
    tn104.ps.gz

  • No 103 Response enhancements for the Loral CCDs using UV flooding
    A P Oates (RGO)
    July 1996
    tn103.pdf
    tn103.ps.gz

  • No 102 Achieving light-tightness at the INT prime focus camera
    Marc Balcells (Groningen)
    March 1996
    tn102.ps.gz

  • No 101 ING bibliography and publication rate (1995)
    W L Martin and J E Sinclair (RGO)
    March 1996
    tn101.pdf

  • No 100 Spectrophotometric standards - II
    Janet Sinclair (RGO)
    January 1996
    tn100.ps.gz
    tn100-tab.ps.gz
    Note: See also No 65.

  • No 99 Effects contributing to dark currents in Loral and Tek CCDs
    Simon Tulloch (RGO)
    November 1995
    tn099.pdf
    tn099.ps.gz

  • No 98 More maps of wavelength calibration lamps for WHT ISIS
    Janet Sinclair (RGO)
    August 1995
    tn098.pdf
    Note: See also No 84.

  • No 97 ING bibliography and publication rate (1994)
    W L Martin (RGO)
    May 1995
    tn097.pdf

  • No 96 Update on filter characteristics for the ING telescopes
    R F Peletier (LPO)
    November 1994
    tn096.pdf (excluding transmission curves)

  • No 95 Landolt faint photometric standards
    J Pilkington, J Sinclair, R Wood (RGO)
    July 1994
    tn095_tab.ps.gz (Gzipped PS version of large table)

  • No 94 ING bibliography (1993)
    W L Martin (RGO)
    March 1994
    tn094.pdf

  • No 93 ING CCDs - properties of operational cameras
    P R Jorden (RGO)
    January 1994
    tn093.pdf
    tn093.ps.gz
    Note:See also ING detector page for latest information on CCDs in use at ING.

  • No 92 New large-format CCDs for the ING
    A P Oates, P R Jorden (RGO)
    November 1993
    Note:See also ING detector page for latest information on CCDs in use at ING.

  • No 91 UES spectrum of thorium-argon hollow-cathode lamp (31.6 g/mm)
    K Lipman, M Pettini, M Wall, N Walton (RGO)
    November 1993

  • No 90 Transmission curves for more WHT interference filters
    P Terry, S W Unger, J E Sinclair (RGO)
    July 1993
    Note: superseded by No 96.

  • No 89 ING bibliography (1992)
    W L Martin (RGO)
    March 1993
    tn089.pdf

  • No 88 Direct measurements of the throughput of the WHT's ISIS spectrograph
    C R Jenkins, P Terry
    July 1992
    tn088.pdf

  • No 87 Throughput of the WHT's ISIS spectrograph
    C R Jenkins, J E Sinclair, R E S Clegg
    July 1992
    tn087.pdf

  • No 86 Beta-light sources for CCD response calibrations
    P R Jordan, P Terry, A P Oates
    July 1992

  • No 85 Standard star lists available at the ING (La Palma)
    Janet Sinclair, Robert Laing and Roger Wood
    July 1992
    tn085_tab3.ps.gz (gzipped PS version of table 3, bright Landolt standards)

  • No 84 Maps of the standard arc-lamps for the WHT ISIS
    Janet Sinclair (RGO)
    July 1992
    tn084.pdf
    Note: See also No 98.

  • No 83 ING bibliography (1991)
    W L Martin
    1992 March
    tn083.pdf

  • No 82 The night sky spectrum from La Palma
    Charles Jenkins and Steve Unger (RGO)
    October 1991
    Note: Superseded by No 115.

  • No 81 GHRIL User notes
    M N Devaney
    August 1991
    tn081.pdf (figures scanned from poor original)
    Note: superseded by more recent engineering documentation - contact opsheading.iac.es for details.

  • No 80 ING bibliography (1990)
    W L Martin
    1991 April
    tn080.pdf

  • No 79 CCD frame-size parameters (Version 1.0)
    P R Jorden (RGO)
    December 1990
    Note: superseded by No 93.

  • No 78 An analysis of the papers published from observations from the ING of telescopes on La Palma up to 1989
    W L Martin
    1990 November

  • No 77 ING bibliography (1989)
    K P Tritton
    1990 June
    tn077.pdf

  • No 76 Wood's anomalies in the INT spectrograph
    P G Murdin (RGO)
    14 March 1990
    tn076.pdf

  • No 75 Transmission curves for WHT interference filters
    S W Unger, J E Sinclair, D Jackson, P Eldridge (RGO)
    20 February 1990
    Note: superseded by No 96.

  • No 74 Red-sensitive photon counters - a market survey
    P Terry, J Dick, S Unger
    1990 January

  • No 73 The WHT Harris BVR glass colour filter set
    P Eldridge, D Jackson, J E Sinclair, S W Unger (RGO)
    4 January 1990
    Note: superseded by No 96.

  • No 72 Intensifier tests
    Dick and P Terry
    1989 December

  • No 71 Rising and setting times for observations with an alt-azimuth telescope
    R A Laing (RGO)
    November 1989
    tn071.ps.gz With updates from 1991

  • No 70 A spectral atlas of calibration lamps in use with the ING IDS
    E J Zuiderwijk (LPUU,RGO and Groningen) J Knapen (Groningen)
    October 1989
    tn70.pdf
    tn070_1.pdf Introduction, Table 1, Figure 1, Cu-Ar high
    tn070_2.pdf Table 2, Figure 2, Cu-Ar 400 l/mm
    tn070_3.pdf Table 3, Figure 3, Cu-Ar 150 l/mm
    tn070_4.pdf Table 4, Figure 4, Cu-Ne high
    tn070_5.pdf Table 5, Figure 5, Cu-Ne low
    tn070_6.pdf Table 6, Figure 6, Cu-He
    tn070_7.pdf Table 7, Figure 7, Th-Ar
    tn070_8.pdf Table 8, Figure 8, Al/Ca/Mg - Neon
    Note: Scanned from poor original

  • No 69 La Palma data archive primer
    E J Zuiderwijk (LPUU,RGO and Groningen)
    June 1989

  • No 68 Pattern noise of the INT IPCS
    E J Zuiderwijk
    1989 May

  • No 67 An analysis of the papers published from observations from the ING of telescopes on La Palma from 1984-1988
    W L Martin
    1989 June

  • No 66 ING bibliography (1988)
    K P Tritton
    1989 May
    tn066.pdf

  • No 65 Spectrophotometric standards
    J E Sinclair (RGO) R Wood (RGO)
    November 1989
    Note: See also No 100.

  • No 64 Accurate calibration of field distortion of the JKT
    J E Sinclair
    January 1989
    tn064.pdf

  • No 63 CCD detector performance monitoring and diagnostics
    P R Jorden
    December 1988
    Note:See ING detector page for latest information on CCDs in use at ING.

  • No 62 ING bibliography (1984-1987)
    K P Tritton
    1988 December
    tn062.pdf

  • No 61 Errors in interpolative centroiding: their cause and cure
    J S B Dick, C R Jenkins, J Ziabicki
    1988 September

  • No 60 The INT's image photon counting system - appraisal of operational serviceability
    J S B Dick
    1988 August

  • No 59 IPCS saturation: variation with image structure
    T Marsh
    1988 June

  • No 58 The alignment of the Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope optics
    R E Wallis
    May 1988
    tn058.ps.gz

  • No 57 CCD-data reduction
    J E Sinclair
    May 1988
    Describes the corrections that should be applied for CCD photometry and the programmes available at RGO.

  • No 56 Acquisition & guider unit for the Cassegrain focus of the 4.2m William Herschell Telescope
    P A Ellis
    January 1988
    tn056.pdf
    Note: See also Cassegrain acquisition and guider unit

  • No 55 Basic parameters of CCDs in use at La Palma [Version 3]
    P R Jorden
    Basic properties of the GEC and RCA CCDs, in use at LPO, are given. Parameters relevant to their use on different telescopes are tabulated.
    January 1988
    Note: superseded by No 93.

  • No 54 Scheduling the ING of telescopes with reference to service and override programmes
    W L Martin
    January 1988

  • No 53 ING user documentation - a guide [Version 2]
    W L Martin
    1987 November

  • No 52 Arc maps for copper-argon lamp on the INT spectrograph
    D Harmer
    September 1983
    Cu-Ar arc maps for the IDS on the INT are given for the IPCS+500, IPCS+235 and CCD+235 Cameras with various gratings and angles.
    tn052.pdf
    Note: superseded by No 70.

  • No 51 MPF now in full operation on the JKT: should one choose MPF of PP?
    J Tinbergen
    1987 August

  • No 50 Library facilities at the Roque the Los Muchachos observatory [Version 2]
    R W Argyle
    1987 September

  • No 49 The La Palma archive
    D E Hobden
    1987 June

  • No 48 WHT interim Cassegrain acquisition and guiding unit
    P Ellis
    1987 April

  • No 47 Statisctical results from INT observations catalogue 1984-86
    C R Benn, R Martin
    4 February 1987
    The analysis relates to 491 nights of observations made at the INT during the period 22 may 1984 to 15 March 1986.

  • No 46 Timing errors for the imaging CCD cameras on the INT and JKT
    R A Laing
    1987 January

  • No 45 Filter and chip spectral-response curves for La Palma
    C Benn, D Cooper
    20 January 1987
    Spectral response curves for RCA and GEC chips, KPNO BVRI and UBVRIZ filters are given.
    Note: superseded by No 96.

  • No 44 William Herschell Telescope - control system overview
    L Jones
    1986 December

  • No 43 Structured observing with the WHT
    C R Jenkins and R A Laing
    1986 June

  • No 42 A control system for the William Herschell Telescope
    R Laing
    1986 May

  • No 41 Geology and meteorology of Sahara dust
    Paul Murdin
    25 April 86
    As relevant to La Palma.
    tn041.pdf

  • No 40 Using the JKT CCD camera
    P R Jorden
    1986 February

  • No 39 Telescope control software: global variables and configuration files
    R Laing and R Wood
    1986 February

  • No 38 CCD data and FITS
    J V Wall and W F Lupton
    1985 December

  • No 37 CCD filters for use on La Palma [Version 2]
    P Jorden
    February 1988
    The specifications and profiles for 24 narrow and broad band filters to be used with the CCD on La Palma are given.
    Note: superseded by No 96.

  • No 36 Th-A hollow-cathode lamp
    M Pettini
    1985 December

  • No 35 Spectrum of the copper-neon lamp on the IDS
    D L Harmer and R Collyns
    28 November 1985
    Plots of the spectrum cover the wavelength region 320 to 970 nm, from IPCS and CCD data taken on the INT.
    tn035.pdf
    Note: superseded by No 70.

  • No 34 Blemishes in IPCS flat-fields
    A R Jorden
    1985 October

  • No 33 Use of LPINFO on the VAX 11/780
    D E Hobden
    1985 September

  • No 32 Pointing of the INT and JKT
    R Laing
    1985 August
    tn032.pdf

  • No 31 Atmospheric extinction at the Roque de Los Muchachos observatory, La Palma
    D L King
    6 September 1985
    tn031.pdf
    Wavelength dependence of atmospheric extinction is in process of being measured. A theoretical extinction curve is given, appropriate to the altitude and covering the spectral range 3000-11000A.

  • No 30 Modifications to FITS tape format to support the La Palma archive
    W Lupton
    1985 June

  • No 29 CCD cryostat use
    Paul Jorden
    1985 June 13
    tn029.pdf
    Describes method of liquid nitrogen filling and temperature monitoring

  • No 28 Hour angle limits of the JKT
    Derek Jones
    1985 May 20
    tn028.pdf
    Note: The tables in this document show the limiting hour-angles E and W (as function of declination) based on actual observations, and are different from the tables in the original (1985) version of TN028 which were based on design drawings of the telescope

  • No 27 IPCS - scanning system to reduce granularity
    A R Jorden
    1985 April

  • No 26 Focussing the INT
    R L Poole
    1985 March

  • No 25 IPCS - selecting the correct spatial (X) resolution
    A R Jorden
    1985 March

  • No 24 Software news
    L Bell
    1985 March

  • No 23 Optical coating facility at the Royal Greenwich Observatory
    David Jackson
    1985 February 2
    Describes the optical coater available in the Vacuum Physics Dept of the RGO. Coatings available include Silver, Aluminium and Anti-reflection

  • No 22 New filters for the A & G unit of the INT on La Palma
    D Harmer, P Ellis, L Bell
    1985 January
    tn022.pdf

  • No 21 Commisioning results for the St. Andrews spectrograph (july 1984)
    David Stickland
    1984 October 4
    Describes results of an eight night commissioning run in early July 1984 of the Richardson-Brearley Spectrograph on the JKT on La Palma

  • No 20 Utility network for the 4.2 metre William Herschell Telescope. Protocol architecture
    M R Johnson
    1985 November

  • No 19 Utility network for the 4.2 metre William Herschell Telescope. Feasibility study. 4ms system: network interface to ethernet
    M R Johnson
    1984 February

  • No 18 Utility network for the 4.2 metre William Herschell Telescope. Choice of local area network
    M R Johnson
    1984 February

  • No 17 Changes made to the Cassegrain cluster software (2-30 nov 1984)
    W Lupton and P Taylor
    1984 December

  • No 16 Current status and future policy of the location and distribution of documentation associated with the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes on La Palma
    B Martin
    1984 November

  • No 15 Changes made the Cassegrain cluster software (15 sep-3 oct 1984)
    W F Lupton
    1984 November

  • No 14 Recent changes to the INT control system, policy for future software releases and a plan for the next six months
    R Laing
    1984 October

  • No 13 The use of CCD time on the night of 30-8-84 on the INT
    T Snijders
    1984 September

  • No 12 IPCS saturation
    C Jenkins
    1984 September

  • No 11 RGO/La Palma technical manuals
    G Marding
    1984 September

  • No 10 Typical count rates and extinction coefficients with the People's Photometer
    D Jones
    1984 September

  • No 9 General optical description of the 4.2m William Herschell Telescope
    Richard Bingham
    1984 September 7
    tn009.pdf
    tn009.doc (Word 6)

  • No 8 Safety of the IPCS on the INT on La Palma
    C R Jenkins
    1984 September

  • No 7 Telescope and instrument logbooks; fault reporting procedures
    K P Tritton
    1984 August

  • No 6 Support astronomy - observing run july 13-17, 1984
    J V Wall
    1984 August

  • No 5 Seeing at the INT and CATC: first month
    Paul Murdin and Chris Thoburn
    1984 July
    Seeing measurements from the INT and CATC during June and July 1984.

  • No 4 First results with the Cassegrain cluster on the INT
    M Pettini and R Ellis
    1984 July

  • No 3 The NFRA series of notes re La Palma archive
    W L Martin and D E Hobden
    1985 December

  • No 2 Cleaning of optical components
    J R Powell and D M Jackson
    1984 June
    tn002.pdf

  • No 1 UK optical telescopes on La Palma
    R A E Fosbury and W L Martin
    1984 May


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