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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

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.

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Evryscope First Light

  • March 10th, 2015

We’ve successfully tested the Evryscope under bright-sky conditions at Chapel Hill; the next step is shipping to CTIO and deployment.

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