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Physics and Astronomy

Presentations at IAU 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

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.

evryscope_ctio_first_light_cutout

Evryscope hardware arrives

The Evryscope "mushroom" arrives at UNC Chapel Hill.
The Evryscope “mushroom” arrives at UNC Chapel Hill.

The Evryscope hardware is arriving at UNC Chapel Hill, and we are starting integration of the subsystems into the array. The next step will be full-up testing of the whole telescope.

AAS presentations from the Evryscope team

Octavi Fors (software lead) and Jeff Ratzloff (mechanical design).
Octavi Fors (software lead) and Jeff Ratzloff (mechanical design lead).

Tuesday talk & posters:

202.07. The Evryscope: the first full-sky gigapixel-scale telescope

Nicholas M. Law; Octavi Fors; Jeffrey Ratzloff; Philip J. Wulfken

258.06. Mechanical design for the Evryscope: a 10,000-sq-deg FoV, gigapixel-scale telescope

Jeff Ratzloff; Nicholas M. Law; Octavi Fors Aldrich; Philip J. Wulfken

258.07. Image Quality of the Evryscope: Method for On-Site Optical Alignment

Philip J. Wulfken; Nicholas M. Law; Octavi Fors Aldrich; Jeff Ratzloff

 

Wednesday talk & posters:

332.09. Targeted-mode pipeline for the Evryscope: 10,000-sq.deg. FoV gigapixel telescope

Octavi Fors Aldrich; Nicholas M. Law; Philip J. Wulfken; Jeffrey Ratzloff