Fan Mountain Observatory 31-inch Telescope Science
The 31" telescope and FanCam have been in constant use since the commissioning of FanCam. The projects being pursued here include:
- Observations of Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxies in Ks and Fe-II bands to search for structure in these intriguing objects.
- Astrometric observations of nearby Brown Dwarfs to obtain proper motions.
- Polarimetric measurements of HST Polarization Standards to calibrate FanCam, and to extend the polarization data on these stars to the Near-infrared wavelengths.
- Long-term observations of Saturn's moon Titan to study the atmosphere and climate of Saturn's largest moon.
- Observations of Saturn's rings over a month-long period around 13 Jan 2005, when saturn was at its closest to opposition for the next 45 years, to help understand the opposition effect of the rings.