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2003BaltA..12..279D - Baltic Astronomy, 12, 279-286 (2003/May-0)

Mt. Dushak-Erekdag observatory: A chance to close the asian gaps in WET coverage.


Abstract (from CDS):

The Mt. Dushak-Erekdag Observatory (Central Asia, Turkmenistan, 58° E longitude) is located just in the longitudes gap of asteroseismological networks. It is the southernmost observatory of the former Soviet Union, its latitude is +38°. The sky seeing at the site is one of the best in Central Asia: a low light pollution, high and stable sky transparency, over 200 usable nights per year. The altitude is above 2000 m. Odessa Astronomical Observatory has its 0.8 m telescope with a two-star high-speed photometer there, which frequently participates in international programs and multi-site campaigns. An accuracy of the photometry amounts to 1 mmag. Besides, a 1 m wide-angle telescope and a dual-tube telescope with 0.5 m mirrors are installed at the observatory. The developed infrastructure at the site and the stable economy in Turkmenistan make the Mt. Dushak-Erekdag Observatory very interesting for the WET observations.

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Journal keyword(s): site testing - telescopes - instrumentation: photometers

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