DEFPOS and its first results

Sahan M., Yegingil I., Aksaker N., Kiziloglu U., Akyilmaz M.

CHINESE JOURNAL OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS, vol.5, no.2, pp.211-220, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


A spectrometer was built to examine the interstellar medium (ISM) using the hydrogen Balmer a line. It is called Dual Etalon Fabry-Perot Optical Spectrometer (DEFPOS). DEFPOS will be coupled to coude exit of the 150 cm telescope (RTT150) installed at TUBITAK National Observatory (TUG). DEFPOS was ready for observations about two years ago, but work was still continuing on the RTT150 coude exit alignment. So we have started observing HII regions with DEFPOS without the RTT150. We present here some characteristics of the instrument and some of the results obtained.