New telescope attachment allows ground-based observations of new worlds

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10/12/2017 02:02 PM EDT

diffuser installed at the ARC 3.5m Telescope

A new, low-cost attachment to telescopes allows previously unachievable precision in ground-based observations of planets beyond our solar system. With it, ground-based telescopes can produce measurements of light intensity that rival the highest quality photometric observations from space.

Full story at http://science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2017-news/Mahadevan10-2017

Source
The Pennsylvania State University

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