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class="prefix prefixSilver">Discussion Amateur Exoplanet Hunting at the Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO)

Discussion in 'Observing Celestial Objects' started by StaringAtStars, Oct 25, 2018.

Amateur Exoplanet Hunting at the Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO)

Started by StaringAtStars on Oct 25, 2018 at 8:04 AM

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  1. StaringAtStars

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  2. Mak the Night

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    It's surprised me that a 165mm apo refractor can discover exoplanets. I remember when the first exoplanet discovery was announced. I have to admit that I was a bit sceptical at the time. I never thought exoplanets would be detected in my lifetime.
     
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    Me too. I had no idea amateurs could do this until I ran into Jerry at a star party. I was amazed!
     
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    I'd probably struggle with my 72ED Pro though lol. There is one thing with this, at least it will help fill in some of the numbers in the Drake equation.
     

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