Departments Slovensky

Stellar Department

Head

Theodor PRIBULLA

Deputy Head

Augustin SKOPAL

Main research activities

  • Eclipsing binaries & Extrasolar planets
    • Jan BUDAJ
    • Zoltan GARAI
    • Lubomir HAMBALEK
    • Richard KOMZIK
    • Theodor PRIBULLA
    • Martin VANKO
    • Andrij Maliuk, postgraduate student
  • Symbiotic stars & Novae
    • Drahomir CHOCHOL
    • Emil KUNDRA
    • Matej SEKERAS
    • Natalia SAGATOVA
    • Sergei SHUGAROV
    • Augustin SKOPAL
    • Alisa SHCHUROVA, postgraduate student

Telescope operators

  • Vladimir KOLLAR
  • Barbora LOPUSEKOVA
  • Peter SIVANIC

Observatories & Instrumentation

  • Skalnate Pleso Observatory
    • Coordinates (WGS 84)
      • Longitude: 20° 14' 01" EAST
      • Latitude: 49° 11' 22" NORTH
      • Altitude: 1 786 (above sea level), 1 828 (ellipsoid) meters
    • Telescope: 1.3m Nasmyth-Cassegrain reflector (f=10.4m); ASTELCO Systems GmbH, Germany
    • echelle spectrograph of the MUSICOS type, resolving power R=35000, f/4, spectral range 425 - 720 nm, limiting magnitude: SNR = 15 for V=11 star in 15-minute exposure
    • large-frame CCD camera ARC 4k x 4k, UBVRI (Bessell) filters, 4096×4096 chip, 15×15 μm pixels, field of view 19′×19′
  • Stara Lesna Observatory, G1 dome
    • Coordinates (WGS 84)
      • Longitude: 20° 17' 21" EAST
      • Latitude: 49° 09' 06" NORTH
      • Altitude: 810 (above sea level), 850 (ellipsoid) meters
    • Telescope: 60 cm (24 inches) Cassegrain reflector (f=750 cm); Carl Zeiss Jena, Germany
    • echelle spectrograph eShel, resolving power R=11000, f/5, spectral range 392 - 710nm, limiting magnitude: SNR = 18 for V=11 star in 15-minute exposure, Shelyak Instruments, France
  • Stara Lesna Observatory, G2 dome
    • Coordinates (WGS 84)
      • Longitude: 20° 17' 25" EAST
      • Latitude: 49° 09' 08" NORTH
      • Altitude: 810 (above sea level), 850 (ellipsoid) meters
    • Telescope: 60 cm (24 inches) Cassegrain reflector (f=750 cm), Carl Zeiss Jena, Germany
    • CCD camera FLI ML 3041, filter set UBVRI (Bessell), chip 2048×2048, pixel size 15×15 μm, field size 14′×14′

Miscellaneous

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