Commissioning and improvements of the instrumentation and launch of the scientific exploitation of OARPAF, the Regional Astronomical Observatory of the Antola Park

  title={Commissioning and improvements of the instrumentation and launch of the scientific exploitation of OARPAF, the Regional Astronomical Observatory of the Antola Park},
  author={Davide Ricci and Silvano Tosi and L Cabona and Chiara Righi and Andrea La Camera and Anna Marini and Alba Domi and Matteo Santostefano and Evandro Balbi and Massimo Ancona and Patrizia Boccacci and Gianangelo Bracco and Roberta Cardinale and A. Dellacasa and Marco Landoni and Marco Pallavicini and Alessandro Petrolini and C. Schiavi and Sandro Zappatore and F. Zerbi},
  journal={Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems},
  • D. Ricci, S. Tosi, +17 authors F. Zerbi
  • Published 26 November 2020
  • Geology, Physics
  • Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems
The OARPAF telescope is an 80cm diameter optical telescope installed in the Antola Mount Regional Reserve, on the Ligurian Apennines in Northern Italy. We present the the improvements and interventions that have been implemented since the inauguration. The characterization of the site has resulted in a typical background brightness of 22.40 mAB (B filter) -- 21.14 mAB (I filter) per arcsecond squared, and a 1.5 -- 3.0 arcsecond seeing. An estimate of the magnitude zero points for photometry is… Expand

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