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wide-field telescopes, photometry, and planets
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- Subject: wide-field telescopes, photometry, and planets
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- Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 17:11:02 -0700 (PDT)
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 12:00:19 -0400
From: Michael Richmond <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: wide-field telescopes, photometry, and planets
There is an interesting paper on astro-ph this week:
It describes the efforts of the TrES team as they investigate
six good-looking candidates for planetary transits. Their
small telescopes are not dissimilar to TASS, but their mode
of operation is very different: they stare repeatedly at
one field rather than covering large areas of the sky.
Some of the problems with which we've struggled do affect
them as well (as you'll see if you look at Figure 7).
The paper is a good read: I enjoy finding out what can
go wrong in a difficult project, instead of reading only
about the successes. It's only 6 pages long, and well
worth a scan.
Good luck to the TrES team!