TCP has been decommissioned on Jan 1, 2018.
The TCP camera (Tromsoe CCD Photometer) is a portable instrument optimized for fast readout photometry (Windowed system) based on CCD technology. TCP incorporates the possibility of an on-line data reduction, i.e. that light-curves of the targets can be produced in real time, so that the observer can investigate the results as they arrive. This instrument was built at the Physics Department of the Tromsoe University (Norway), in a collaboration with the CUO (Copenhagen University Observatory).
Below we show the light curve of the pulsating star RV Ari (magnitude ~12), in blue, with 19-second time resolution and ~0.2% error, with a fainter comparison star, in red. It was obtained with the TCP at the IAC80 telescope.
The Quantum efficiency curve of the SiTe TK1024 Camera is shown in the following figure (ASCII file).
- Pixel scale at TCP: 0.537″(pixel
- Field of View (FoV): 9.2′ x 9.2′
- TCP focus = CAMELOT focus + ~2000
- FOVIA focus (September 2011) = 1000
- User’s Manual (last update, 2011 September 20th )
- User’s manual “full-frame” mode (last update, 2012 November 15th)
- Real Time Photometry (last update, 2011 September 20th)
- TCP Acquisition Program (last update, 2010 april 21)
- TCP Data Reduction Tools (last update, 2010 april 21)
- Dome flas exposure tiems and lamp