MASCARA planet hunting system at ESO’s La Silla Observatory

The MASCARA (Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA) station at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile achieved first light in July 2017. This new facility will seek out transiting exoplanets as they pass in front of their bright parent stars and create a catalogue of targets for future exoplanet characterisation observations.

This nighttime view shows MASCARA in the foreground and other telescopes at the La Silla Observatory in the background, stretching up to the ESO 3.6-metre telescope that appears on the horizon.

Telif:

ESO/G. Otten and G. J. Talens

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Kimlik:eso1722e
Tür:Fotoğrafik
Yayın tarihi:19 Temmuz 2017 12:00
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Adı:MASCARA
Tür:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
Kategori:La Silla

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