The Evryscope (“wide-seer”) is an array of telescopes pointed at every part of the accessible sky simultaneously and continuously, together forming a gigapixel-scale telescope monitoring an overlapping 8,000 square degree field every 2 minutes. Funded by NSF/ATI and operating at CTIO since May 2015.Find the details in this paper, which includes a comprehensive look at our science plans for the system.

Also see a white paper on the possibilities for an Antarctic version of the Evryscope.

Interested in collaboration to use Evryscope data? Please contact Nick Law (nmlaw-at-physics-dot-unc-dot-edu).


Recent Project News

Project update

  • June 1st, 2016

The Evryscope has been operational and fully robotic for one year, and has recorded over 60TB of data. All hardware is operational, and the system has survived lightning strikes, snowstorms and an 8th-magnitude earthquake without any damage!

Our team is currently finishing-off our data analysis pipeline, which performs image calibration, astrometry, source extraction,  light curve building and trend filtering. All results are inserted into our databases within the two minute time before the next exposure is taken, a data rate of 100Mb/sec.

We expect to offer the first high-quality light curves to the general community by the end of 2016.

Funding for the system is provided by the NSF/ATI and NSF/CAREER programs.

Below is a full Evryscope image, stitched together from all cameras.



A zoom into the white box in the image above.


Presentations at IAU 2015

  • August 3rd, 2015

Talk: Friday August 7, 4:20-4:40pm, IAU Division F (Exoplanets)

The Evryscope and extrasolar planets
Octavi Fors; Nicholas M. Law; Philip J. Wulfken; Jeffrey Ratzloff

Posters (week 1):

DBp.1.24. The Evryscope: the first all-sky gigapixel-scale telescope
Nicholas M. Law; Octavi Fors; Jeffrey Ratzloff; Philip Wulfken

FM8p.29. Evrystats for Evryplanets: planets from the first all-sky gigapixel scale telescope
Octavi Fors; Nicholas M. Law; Philip J. Wulfken; Jeffrey Ratzloff

Antarctic system: We will also present options for an Antarctic Evryscope at the SCAR Workshop also on Hawaii.

Deployed at CTIO

  • May 29th, 2015

The Evryscope is deployed at CTIO and has operated on-sky for several nights. The team is back at Chapel Hill and will shortly commence robotic operations of the system, optimization of the image quality, and continued software pipeline development.

A first-CTIO-light image of the galactic plane is below. Click on the image to see a 1:1 zoom, displayed in a linear stretch, as yet uncalibrated for flat-fielding or bias. This image makes up about 1/500th of a single Evryscope exposure.