PANOPTES: Open source planet discovery

Exoplanets are planets that orbit stars other than our sun. Until now, exoplanet discovery was the exclusive domain of professional scientists. PANOPTES, which combines inexpensive, off-the-shelf components with open source hardware and software to build a geographically dispersed array of small observing telescopes, brings exoplanet science to amateur astronomers and school students.

By Jennifer Tong and Wilfred Gee
June 3, 2016
Sky Sky (source: Pixabay)

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