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MarkS

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HAT-PI Project
« on: May 15, 2020, 09:20:44 »
I want one of these - 63 cameras imaging the whole sky simultaneously:

https://hatpi.org/

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Re: HAT-PI Project
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 09:59:55 »
Very interesting switch in the normal philosophy of astronomy; from concentrating on a small spot to using the same technology for imaging most of the sky at once.

So in summary it is just looking for anomalies in magnitude or motion? No mention of the processing or how that will be managed, which I would have thought was at least half the task.  They talk about 'subtraction photometry' and 'binning to one hour cadence' is that the same as calibrating and stacking images?  Do you think they'll do flats too?

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Re: HAT-PI Project
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 10:38:07 »
And all that Lens cleaning...
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Re: HAT-PI Project
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2020, 23:17:57 »
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I want one of these - 63 cameras imaging the whole sky simultaneously:


hmm, just think of all the processing time it would take for just one clear winters night of about 12 hours.. :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

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