Cool nanosatellites launched to watch bright stars
Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:20 PM
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:19 PM
I think they are selling themselves short when they say that an 8 inch scope isnt capable of inaging the cosmos - sure, it aint hubble, but considering the amateur work being done on the ground these days, and the power of todays cameras, surely there is some research that small space based scopes are capable of doing.
Just look at some of the papers that have come from MOST data, and you will get an idea of what can be done with a relatively small system in orbit. I didn't read the details on these new ones, but, the overview blurb suggests they are somewhat larger than MOST.