24 July 2014 MASCARA: opto-mechanical design and integration
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MASCARA, the Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA, consists of several fully-automated stations. Its goal is to find exoplanets transiting the brightest stars, in the mV = 4 to 8 magnitude range. Each station contains five wide- angle cameras monitoring the near-entire sky at each location. The five cameras are located in a temperature- controlled enclosure and look at the sky through five windows. A housing with a moving roof protects MASCARA from the environment. Here, we present the opto-mechanical design of the first MASCARA station.
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Julien F. P. Spronck, Julien F. P. Spronck, Anna-Léa Lesage, Anna-Léa Lesage, Remko Stuik, Remko Stuik, Felix Bettonvil, Felix Bettonvil, Ignas A. G. Snellen, Ignas A. G. Snellen, } "MASCARA: opto-mechanical design and integration", Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 914756 (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056151; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056151
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