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4 February 2003 Automated observatory for multicolor active galactic nuclei monitoring (MAGNUM)
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We present the outline and the current status of the MAGNUM automated observation system. The operational objective of the MAGNUM Project is to carry out long-term multi-color monitoring observations of active galactic nuclei in the visible and near-infrared wavelength regions. In order to obtain these observations, we built a new 2 m optical-infrared telescope, and sited it at the University of Hawaii's Haleakala Observatory on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Preliminary observations were started early in 2001. We are working toward the final form of the MAGNUM observation system, which is an unmanned, automated observatory. This system requirement was set by considering that the observation procedures are relatively simple, and the targets must be observed consistently over many years.
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Yukiyasu Kobayashi, Yuzuru Yoshii, Takeo Minezaki, Keigo Enya, Tsutomu Aoki, Masahiro Suganuma, Hiroyuki Tomita, Mamoru Doi, Kentaro Motohara, Bruce A. Peterson, Craig H. Smith, John K. Little, and Ben Greene "Automated observatory for multicolor active galactic nuclei monitoring (MAGNUM)", Proc. SPIE 4837, Large Ground-based Telescopes, (4 February 2003);


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