The Automatic Comet Imaging Telescope (ACIT) is an imaging device originally designed for
Sky Survey Program and is run by University of Ljubljana and Crni Vrh Observatory. It utilizes
a 19-cm, f/4 flat field S-C telescope and Wright Instruments CCD imaging detector, attached on
the fully computerized mounting. A computerised BVRI filter wheel has been added to the system
so that it is now used for
CCD photometry of variable stars.
The whole system is being operated in Linux and may be run either in-site or remotely over the
Internet link. An observing schedule, containing object coordinates, exposure time, filter and
number of iterations is prepared for each night in advance and sent to the main computer. The
image acquisition and processing is fully automated. Each night, many variable stars may be
observed with any combination of filters.
The system consists of a fork-type friction driven mounting, the 19-cm, a f/4 flat field S-C telescope,
a custom designed stepping motor controller, Wright CCD and 5- position filter wheel.
Information about our old ACIT configuration is also available.