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The Photoelectric Instrument at the Bosscha Observatory

Santoso Nitisastro,

Data & Software Engineering Research Group
STEI-ITB, Jl. Ganeca No.10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia


A description of the photoelectric photometer at the Bosscha Observatory Lembang, operated with a photomultiplier of type IP21 refrigerated with dry ice  or using an EMI-type of multiplier (non-refrigerated) is presented below. The photometer, provided with U, B, V, and R filters and attached to the 37 cm Bamberg-Schmidt refractor, has been used for determining the atmospheric extinction of the Observatory during the last part of the dr season in 1962.

Keywords: astronomy, Bosscha observatory

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