OGLE-III farewell! OGLE-IV has come!

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OGLE-III farewell! OGLE-IV has come!

Post by Borislav on 16th December 2009, 3:52 am

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OGLE-III (JUNE 12, 2001 - MAY 3, 2009) HAS ENDED
>236 000 IMAGES >30 TB RAW DATA 1.71011 PHOTOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS
20 NEW EXTRASOLAR PLANETS: FIRST TRANSITING AND MICROLENSING EXOPLANETS
>4000 MICROLENSING EVENTS
MILLIONS OF NEW VARIABLE STARS
400 MILLION REGULARLY MONITORED STARS



The "first light" image was obtained with the new OGLE-IV 32 chip mosaic camera on the night of September 7/8, 2009. This is a stellar field somewhere near the Galactic center (α: 18h30m, δ: -32).

OGLE-III has 0.4 deg2
OGLE-IV has 1.4 deg2

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