CubeSat Astronomy in the 2020s

Room 301B, Hawaii Convention Center Workshop during the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society Honolulu, Hawaii, Saturday, January 4, 2020, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Room 301B, Hawaii Convention Center Organizers Russell Genet, California Polytechnic State University, 805.438.3305, rgenet@calpoly.edu Mary Knapp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 617.715.5563, mkanpp@mit.edu Workshop Synopsis Thanks to NASA’s support, an increasing number of CubeSat […]

posted February 11, 2020

CDK20 Used High Altitude LIDAR Atmospheric Sensing

        Ground-based LIDAR for Launch Site and Test Ranges Michigan Aerospace was funded by NOAA to demonstrate long-range wind LIDAR technology for future satellite missions to measure global tropospheric winds. Built around a PlaneWave 20″ telescope, Michigan Aerospace developed the High Altitude LIDAR Atmospheric Sensing (HALAS) System as a ground-based, UV LIDAR […]

posted October 27, 2017

NARIT in Thailand installs CDK700 at SRO

NARIT is responsible for research in Astronomy and Astrophysics in Thailand. NARIT has been in the process of setting up a network of robotic telescopes worldwide at some of the best locations available. These include  PlaneWave CDK24 or CDK700  telescopes at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, Gaomeigu Observatory in People’s Republic of China,  Sierra […]

posted May 27, 2016

Exo-planet Search at CalTech

Minerva will be an array of PlaneWave CDK700 telescopes outfitted for both photometry and high-resolution spectroscopy. It will be the first U.S. observatory dedicated to exoplanetary science capable of both precise radial velocimetry and transit studies. The multi-telescope concept will be implemented to either observe separate targets or a single target with a larger effective aperture. […]

posted January 22, 2014

Planetary Transit Study Telescope (PTST)

Planetary Transit Study Telescope (PTST) – Mallorca, Spain In 2011 a CDK24 was installed for the University of Hamburg  for the purpose of follow-up studies of the transit of the exoplanet star Qatar-1.The main goal was to better constrain the system’s orbital and physical parameters and to analyze the plausibility of transit timing variations. The […]

posted October 25, 2013

Exoplanet Research at Long Mountain Observatory

  Montgomery Bell Academy’s Long Mountain Observatory near McMinnville, TN was completed in 2011. The observatory is equipped with a PlaneWave CDK 24 telescope and integrated rotating focuser on a PlaneWave Ascension 200HR mount. The telescope supports a  SBIG STL 11000M camera with Astrodon L-R-G-B-Ha-V-Rc-Ic filters to permit RGB and narrow band imaging as well […]

posted January 28, 2013