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Just a Tiny Little Telescope

A few years back, my three year old daughter, when talking about her "height-challenged" uncle, said:

"Well, he's just a tiny little man." 

Our family has since made sure that uncle Scott will never live this one down.

Understandably, I couldn't help but chuckle when I came across The Space Daily and Sky & Telescope articles about the Kilogree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT) mounted on a Paramount ME discovering two more extasolar planets.

Well, it's just a tiny little telescope! 


Posted 06-25-2012 12:56 PM by Daniel R. Bisque
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Comments

Rob Siverd wrote re: Just a Tiny Little Telescope
on 06-27-2012 5:48 AM

Glad you liked it!  Tiny?  Sure.  But we've got 2 discoveries submitted and more on the way.  Assuming I can solve the homing issues, we'll begin our 7th season of science observation in September.

Our press releases got a lot of news coverage, but some outlets have been choosy about what they report.  More complete articles include:

researchnews.osu.edu/.../oddplanets.htm

news.vanderbilt.edu/.../extremely-little-telescope

www.science20.com/.../kelt_north_little_telescope_could-91037

There's a big photo of our Paramount ME (with an older lens) in the of the science20 article comments.

Back on the science side, I do mention the Paramount ME in the hardware blurb of our first discovery paper.

KELT-1b (Siverd et al. 2012):  

http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.1635

KELT-2Ab (Beatty et al. 2012):  

http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.1592

Daniel R. Bisque wrote re: Just a Tiny Little Telescope
on 07-13-2012 1:36 PM

@Rob Siverd:

Awesome, thanks for the expanded list of references about your exciting and productive project!

   

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