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The latest news from the Fabra-Montsec Baker-Nunn camera project.
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 Comet c/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 SMOS satellite from TFRM
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 Toutatis flyby
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 TFRM in action
Friday, 21 September 2012 Status of TFRM-PSES Super-Earths survey
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 Early TFRM detection after MSG-3 satellite launch
Monday, 02 May 2011 First exoplanet transit lightcurve observed by Telescope Fabra ROA Montsec
Friday, 25 February 2011 First unsupervised robotic obs. Photometric monitoring of the gamma-ray source HESS J0632+057
Thursday, 10 February 2011 Second remote mode obs. Photometric monitoring of the gamma-ray source HESS J0632+057
Monday, 07 February 2011 First remote mode obs. TFRM participates on the ESA Space Surveillance and Tracking Program
Monday, 10 January 2011 Final software set-up
Friday, 10 September 2010 First image of M31 at the observing site, i.e. Montsec Observatory
Friday, 10 September 2010 The TFRM optical path has been collimated
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 Final installation of the TFRM at Montsec Observatory
Friday, 29 January 2010 Assembling of spider vanes and CCD support in the Baker-Nunn tube
Thursday, 28 January 2010 Assembling of recoated mirror in the Baker-Nunn tube
Tuesday, 20 January 2009 Construction of the enclosure which will host the instrument
Wednesday, 07 October 2009 INDI driver for CCD glycol cooling system completed
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 Repolished lens has been received
Tuesday, 21 April 2009 Recoated mirror has been received
Friday, 20 February 2009 Mirror has been disassembled and shipped to be recoated
Monday, 02 February 2009 Building of the reinforced fiber-glass enclosure at Montsec
Monday, 05 January 2009 Successful INDI software tests at San Fernando
Thursday, 06 November 2008 Installation of absolute encoders
Tuesday, 23 September 2008 First technical light in San Fernando Observatory!
Monday, 15 September 2008 Construction of enclosure plinth finished
Thursday, 26 June 2008 CCD spider and focus system is finished
Friday, 20 June 2008 Integration of focus electronics and sensors finished
Wednesday, 28 May 2008 Electronics ready to be integrated into spider and focus system
Wednesday, 30 April 2008 Objective cover system is near completion
Wednesday, 16 April 2008 Spider vanes and CCD focus system is near completion
Monday, 18 February 2008 Ultra-black coating is installed in CCD housing
Friday, 15 February 2008 Temperature and humidity sensors arrived
Thursday, 31 January 2008 INDI driver for weather station completed
Thursday, 10 January 2008 INDI driver for CCD liquid cooling unit completed
Friday, 21 December 2007 First test with CCD liquid cooling system
Thursday, 22 November 2007 Design of spider vanes and CCD focus system finished
Thursday, 01 November 2007 Front lens baffle arrives at Moreno-Pujal
Thursday, 01 November 2007 Midtube arrives at Moreno-Pujal
Sunday, 09 September 2007 INDI driver for RA and DEC encoders completed
Sunday, 26 August 2007 INDI driver for CCD camera completed
Wednesday, 23 May 2007 Meniscus lens is finished
Friday, 20 May 2005 Alt-azimuthal mount is converted to equatorial
Tuesday, 15 May 2007 Corrective optics is assembled in the CCD
Friday, 04 May 2007 Fiber-glass enclosure finished
Friday, 31 March 2006 Test housing finished
Tuesday, 13 March 2007 BNC installed at testing enclosure
Thursday, 01 March 2007 Field Flattener lens finished