Ç.Ü. Uzay Bilimleri ve Güneş Enerjisi Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi (UZAYMER) : I. Gözlem Koşulları ve Güncel Projeler


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Emrahoğlu N.

Turkish Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol.2, no.1, pp.1-12, 2021 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-12

Abstract

Çukurova University Space Sciences and Solar Energy Research and Application Center (UZAYMER) was founded in 1991.In this work, we present current research in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and solar energy and the astronomicalinfrastructure of the center. In addition, the astrometrological status of UZAYMER was investigated using long-term(20 years) data from the AstroGIS database and moderate-term (9 years) measurements taken from the meteorologicalstation. Astronomical extinction coefficients, seeing conditions and light pollution measurements of UZAYMER were alsoobtained. Furthermore, the observation limits were determined for the UZAYMER 50 cm telescope (UT50) and theobservation efficiency was evaluated. UZAYMER has reached a level that can support both national and internationalscientific collaborations with its improved technical infrastructure and increased human resources. With its annual numberof clear nights, favorable weather conditions and dark sky values, UZAYMER ranks 972 in Group A of the Suitability Indexfor Astronomical Sites (SIAS) among the 2141 observatories