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Zwicky Transient Facility sees first light

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#1 gmrv4

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:28 PM

This thing could find a bunch of stuff. Well done new video from Caltech.

 

https://youtu.be/aVhMVwwUwUE

 

By producing new high resolution images of the entire northern sky every night, this telescope instrument is going to discover gobs of new transients, from supernovae to binaries to novae to things we haven’t even seen before.


Edited by gmrv4, 14 November 2017 - 08:57 PM.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:44 PM

Wow!

. . . The new camera is made up of 16 6000 pixel by 6000 pixel CCDs enabling each exposure to cover an area of 47 square degrees. . .

https://en.wikipedia...nsient_Facility

 

http://www.sciencema...elestial-events


Edited by CP Kuiper, 14 November 2017 - 09:46 PM.



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