Space Surveillance and Tracking

ADS built for INAF-OAS Bologna the Tandem instrument installed on the G.D. Cassini telescope at Loiano observatory. Tandem was conceived and designed by professor A. Buzzoni.
Tandem is made by four f/3 Newtonian telescopes, each one featuring:


The main feature of our multiple telescope system is that each telescope can be oriented in two angular directions independently of the others, on a common equatorial mount. Thus the array can be used at its maximum depth in magnitude by converging the four telescopes on the same 2°x2°  FOV or, alternatively, fully exploiting the wider angular coverage on the sky by orienting each telescope to obtain a mosaic of four adjacent fields, covering a 4°x4° FOV.