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Andor CCD Deployed on Antarctica Bright Star Survey Telescope

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Aug. 7, 2017 — A custom-designed iKon-XL Astronomy charge-coupled device (CCD) from Andor Technology Ltd. has been successfully deployed on the Antarctica Bright Star Survey Telescope (BSST). Antarctica is a promising site for planetary transit surveys, where the continuous darkness and the large clear-sky fraction in the winter months greatly enhance the detection efficiency. The Chinese Small Telescope ARray and the Antarctic Survey Telescopes are already operating at the “Dome A” site, but the BSST low-temperature-resistant wide-field robotic telescope aims to increase sky coverage by...Read full article

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