Marco Bonati

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We have converted the Palomar 60-inch telescope (P60) from a classical night assistant-operated telescope to a fully robotic facility. The automated system, which has been operational since September 2004, is designed for moderately fast (t . 3 minutes) and sustained (R . 23 mag) observations of gamma-ray burst afterglows and other transient events. Routine(More)
The activities of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), dihydropteridine reductase (DHPR), aromatic aminoacid decarboxylase (AAD) and glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), enzymes involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters possibly implicated in epilepsy, were measured in some brain areas of rats with cobalt-induced epilepsy. Although TH, AAD and GAD were(More)
We compare a more complete characterization of the low temperature performance of a nominal 1.7um cut-off wavelength 1kx1k InGaAs (lattice-matched to an InP substrate) photodiode array against similar, 2kx2k HgCdTe imagers to assess the suitability of InGaAs FPA technology for scientific imaging applications. The data we present indicate that the low(More)
The CHIRON optical high-resolution echelle spectrometer was commissioned at the 1.5 m telescope at CTIO in 2011. The instrument was designed for high throughput and stability, with the goal of monitoring radial velocities of bright stars with high precision and high cadence for the discovery of low-mass exoplanets. Spectral resolution of R = 79 000 is(More)
The binding of amiodarone to human plasma protein and to bovine serum, albumin was studied by three different methods, ultracentrifugation, equilibrium dialysis and fluorescence spectroscopy. The fraction of amiodarone bound to plasma protein amounted to 96.3%. The changes in the binding properties of 1-anilino-naphthalene-8-sulfonate for bovine serum(More)
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