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Chasing Neutron Stars with ASA gear


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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-61911047

 

If the article disappears it is a rig looking for collapsed Neutron stars and is mounted on top of a mountain in La Palma, Spain.

It looks to me as if each of the 2 domes has a bank of 8 H400 f2.4 Astrographs costing around 45000 Euros each. They are atop an ASA DDM500 costing around 93000 Euros each. So a total of 16 H400's and 2 DDM500's with all the ancillary equipment costing a lot of dosh!

 

Not sure about the sensors they are using but probably CCD's of equal high cost/quality.

 

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