The new Bulgarian-Ukrainian Universal Photometer (BUP) was designed in the Laboratory of the Institute of Astronomy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and at the Main Astronomical Observatory, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The photometer has a modular structure. It can be used both for single-channel photoelectric photometry and for CCD photometry. The photoelectric photometer is based on a EMI 9789 QA photomultiplier cooled by a two-cascade Peltier. For CCD photometry a SBIG ST-8 CCD camera is used. The main components of the photometer are: photometer head, control and counting module, photon registering module, CCD camera, personal computer and software. The photometer is capable of working with the 60 cm Cassegrain telescope at Belogradchik Observatory and with the 2 m RCC telescope at the National Astronomical Observatoy - Rozhen. It is suitable for observing variable stars, galaxies, stellar clusters, asteroids. Some first observations carried out with BUP attached to the 60 cm telesocpe at Belogradchik Observatory and to the 2 m telescope at NAO-Rozhen are presented.
Balkan Meeting of Young Astronomers
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