MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like planets in the TESS era
Overview of the press release
A Japan-Spain team has developed a powerful 4-color simultaneous camera named MuSCAT2 for the 1.52m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide Observatory, Canaries, Spain. The instrument aims to find a large number of transiting exoplanets, including Earth-like habitable planets orbiting stars near the Sun, in collaboration with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched in April 2018.
This research will be published in the Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems.
Image: Newly developed simultaneous multi-color camera MuSCAT2 on the 1.52m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide Observatory, Canaries, Spain.
To read the full press release, please visit the Astrobiology Center’s homepage.
Journal Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems Title MuSCAT2: 4-color Simultaneous Camera for the 1.52m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez Authors
Norio Narita1, Akihiko Fukui, Nobuhiko Kusakabe, Noriharu Watanabe, Enric Palle, Hannu Parviainen, Pilar Montanes-Rodriguez, Felipe Murgas, Matteo Monelli, Marta Aguiar, Jorge Andres Perez Prieto, Alex Oscoz, Jerome de Leon, Mayuko Mori, Motohide Tamura, Tomoyasu Yamamuro, Victor J. S. Bejar, Nicolas Crouzet, Diego Hidalgo, Peter Klagyivik, Rafael Luque, Taku Nishiumi
1Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo / Japan Science and Technology Agency
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