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MINERVA project

Post by Galzi on 14th September 2012, 2:10 pm

A new exoplanet finding telescope system to be installed at the Palomar observatory:

http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/news/53

It'll combine high precision radial velocity, transit photometry, imaging and follow-up of Kepler candidates:

http://exolab.caltech.edu/research/minerva.html

A very promising project expected to begin observations in 2014.

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Re: MINERVA project

Post by Lazarus on 17th November 2014, 6:37 pm

Swift et al. "Miniature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array (MINERVA) I. Design, Commissioning, and First Science Results"
http://arxiv.org/abs/1411.3724

Mostly about the design of the experiment, plus some results for WASP-52b.
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Re: MINERVA project

Post by Shellface on 17th November 2014, 8:10 pm

With a target RV precision of 0.8 m/s and currently presentable intermediate-precision photometry, this project certainly seems like one to look out for.

Also, figure 9 is nice. It's easy to forget observatories are real, visitable places, but here you can see telescopes for three different projects all within the same photo!

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Re: MINERVA project

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 17th November 2014, 8:42 pm

Yes! I was surprised to find MEarth was literally down the road from HATNet!

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