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