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MASCARA: opto-mechanical design and integration
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Paper Abstract

MASCARA, the Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA, consists of several fully-automated stations. Its goal is to find exoplanets transiting the brightest stars, in the mV = 4 to 8 magnitude range. Each station contains five wide- angle cameras monitoring the near-entire sky at each location. The five cameras are located in a temperature- controlled enclosure and look at the sky through five windows. A housing with a moving roof protects MASCARA from the environment. Here, we present the opto-mechanical design of the first MASCARA station.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 914756 (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056151
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Julien F. P. Spronck, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Anna-Léa Lesage, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Remko Stuik, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
Felix Bettonvil, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)
NOVA (Netherlands)
Ignas A. G. Snellen, Leiden Observatory, Leiden Univ. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9147:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Suzanne K. Ramsay; Ian S. McLean; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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