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La Palma Technical Notes


The titles of the La Palma technical notes are grouped below by subject. See the main technical notes page for more details, and for access to copies of the notes.

  • 5 - Seeing at the INT and CATC: first month
  • 31 - Atmospheric extinction at the Roque de Los Muchachos observatory, La Palma
  • 41 - Geology and meteorology of Sahara dust
  • 82 - The night sky spectrum from La Palma
  • 115 - La Palma night-sky brightness
  • 127 - The Definition of Dark, Grey and Bright Time at ING
  • 9 - General optical description of the 4.2m William Herschel Telescope
  • 18 - Utility network for the 4.2 metre William Herschel Telescope. Choice of local area network
  • 19 - Utility network for the WHT - feasibility study
  • 20 - Utility network for the 4.2 metre William Herschel Telescope. Protocol architecture
  • 39 - Telescope control software: global variables and configuration files
  • 42 - A control system for the William Herschel Telescope
  • 43 - Structured observing with the WHT
  • 44 - William Herschel Telescope - control system overview
  • 48 - WHT interim Cassegrain acquisition and guiding unit
  • 56 - Acquisition & guider unit for the Cassegrain focus of the 4.2m William Herschel Telescope
  • 81 - GHRIL User notes
  • 87 - Throughput of the WHT's ISIS spectrograph
  • 88 - Direct measurements of the throughput of the WHT's ISIS spectrograph
  • 4 - First results with the Cassegrain cluster on the INT
  • 6 - Support astronomy - observing run July 13-17, 1984
  • 7 - Telescope and instrument logbooks; fault reporting procedures
  • 13 - The use of CCD time on the night of 30-8-84 on the INT
  • 14 - Recent changes to the INT control system, policy for future software releases and a plan for the next six months
  • 15 - Changes made the Cassegrain cluster software (15 sep-3 oct 1984)
  • 16 - Current status and future
  • 17 - Changes made to the Cassegrain cluster software (2-30 nov 1984)
  • 24 - Software news
  • 26 - Focussing the INT
  • 32 - Pointing of the INT and JKT
  • 46 - Timing errors for the imaging CCD cameras on the INT and JKT
  • 76 - Wood's anomalies in the INT spectrograph
  • 102 - Achieving light-tightness at the INT prime focus camera
  • 10 - Typical count rates and extinction coefficients with the People's Photometer
  • 21 - Commisioning results for the St. Andrews spectrograph (July 1984)
  • 28 - Hour angle limits of the JKT
  • 40 - Using the JKT CCD camera
  • 51 - MPF now in full operation on the JKT: should one choose MPF of PP?
  • 58 - The alignment of the Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope optics
  • 64 - Accurate calibration of field distortion of the JKT
  • 37 - CCD filters for use on La Palma [Version 2]
  • 45 - Filter and chip spectral-response curves for La Palma
  • 73 - The WHT Harris BVR glass colour filter set
  • 75 - Transmission curves for WHT interference filters
  • 90 - Transmission curves for more WHT interference filters
  • 96 - Update on filter characteristics for the ING telescopes
  • 2 - Cleaning of optical components
  • 23 - Optical coating facility at the Royal Greenwich Observatory
  • 132 - Electron-multiplying CCDs at ING
  • 29 - CCD cryostat use
  • 55 - Basic parameters of CCDs in use at La Palma [Version 3]
  • 63 - CCD detector performance monitoring and diagnostics
  • 79 - CCD frame-size parameters (Version 1.0)
  • 86 - Beta-light sources for CCD response calibrations
  • 92 - New large-format CCDs for the ING
  • 93 - ING CCDs - properties of operational cameras
  • 99 - Effects contributing to dark currents in Loral and Tek CCDs
  • 103 - Response enhancements for the Loral CCDs using UV flooding
  • 104 - Baking the Loral CCD and cryostat to remove water vapour
  • 106 - New CCD readout mode (LSD mode) with absolute time stamping
  • 107 - Design and use of LED light sources for QE calibration
  • 110 - The design and use of the RGO flatness scanner
  • 111 - Design and use of a light source for linearity measurement in CCD-cameras
  • 117 - CCD Camera EEV #12
  • 118 - The measurement of spatial resolution in EEV4280 CCD images
  • 119 - The 2-chip EEV mosaic
  • 120 - CCD Camera EEV#13
  • 123 - Wavelength Dependent Pixel-to-Pixel Response Variations of a Typical EEV42...
  • 128 - Investigation into L3 CCD Preformance
  • 130 - Investigation of low-fringing detectors on the ISIS spectrograph
  • 131 - Conversion of ING Cameras to SDSU Generation 3 Controllers
  • 8 - Safety of the IPCS on the INT on La Palma
  • 12 - IPCS saturation
  • 25 - IPCS - selecting the correct spatial (X) resolution
  • 27 - IPCS - scanning system to reduce granularity
  • 34 - Blemishes in IPCS flat-fields
  • 59 - IPCS saturation: variation with image structure
  • 60 - The INT's image photon counting system - appraisal of operational serviceability
  • 68 - Pattern noise of the INT IPCS
  • 72 - Intensifier tests
  • 74 - Red-sensitive photon counters - a market survey
  • 65 - Spectrophotometric standards
  • 85 - Standard star lists available at the ING
  • 95 - Landolt faint photometric standards
  • 100 - Spectrophotometric standards - II
  • 113 - Infrared standard star lists available at the ING
  • 114 - CMC faint pointing grid available at the ING
  • 122 - Star Pairs for Blind Offset Check
  • 3 - The NFRA series of notes re La Palma archive
  • 30 - Modifications to FITS tape format to support the La Palma archive
  • 38 - CCD data and FITS
  • 49 - The La Palma archive
  • 69 - La Palma data archive primer
  • 62 - ING bibliography (1984-1987)
  • 66 - ING bibliography (1988)
  • 67 - An analysis of the papers published from observations from the ING of telescopes on La Palma from 1984-1988
  • 77 - ING bibliography (1989)
  • 78 - An analysis of the papers published from observations from the ING of telescopes on La Palma up to 1989
  • 80 - ING bibliography (1990)
  • 83 - ING bibliography (1991)
  • 89 - ING bibliography (1992)
  • 94 - ING bibliography (1993)
  • 97 - ING bibliography and publication rate (1994)
  • 101 - ING bibliography and publication rate (1995)
  • 109 - ING bibliography and publication rate (1996)
  • 112 - ING bibliography and publication rate (1997)
  • 121 - ING Bibliography and Publication Rate (1998)
  • 124 - ING Bibliography and publication rates (1999)
  • 129 - ING Bibliography 2000-2001
  • 134 - ING Bibliography and Analysis 2002-2011
  • 1 - UK optical telescopes on La Palma
  • 11 - RGO/La Palma technical manuals
  • 33 - Use of LPINFO on the VAX 11/780
  • 47 - Statistical results from INT observations catalogue 1984-86
  • 50 - Library facilities at the Roque the Los Muchachos observatory [Version 2]
  • 53 - ING user documentation - a guide [Version 2]
  • 54 - Scheduling the ING of telescopes with reference to service and override programmes
  • 57 - CCD-data reduction
  • 61 - Errors in interpolative centroiding: their cause and cure
  • 71 - Rising and setting times for observations with an alt-azimuth telescope
  • 105 - (Awaiting publication)
  • 108 - Design and use of a novel flat field illumination light source




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