Astronomy with Small Telescopes

@article{Paczynski2006AstronomyWS,
  title={Astronomy with Small Telescopes},
  author={Bohdan Paczy'nski},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={2006},
  volume={118},
  pages={1621-1625}
}
  • Bohdan Paczy'nski
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • The All Sky Automated Survey is monitoring the entire sky to about 14 mag with a cadence of about 1 day; it has discovered about 105 variable stars, most of them new. The instrument used for the survey had an aperture of 7 cm. A search for planetary transits has led to the discovery of about a dozen confirmed planets, so-called hot Jupiters, providing information on planetary masses and radii. Most discoveries were done with telescopes with apertures of 10 cm. We propose a search for optical… CONTINUE READING

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