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MASCARA

(Multi-site All-sky Camera)
(distributed array of telescopes to search for exoplanets)

MASCARA (Multi-site All-sky Camera) is a set of automated (robotic) telescopes to search for transiting planets. A subset in the northern hemisphere began operation at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM) in 2015 and a subset in the southern hemisphere at La Silla Observatory (LSO) in 2017. They monitor stars to a magnitude of 8.4. Two extra-solar planet discoveries have been announced.


(survey,transits,array,automated,all sky,transients,exoplanets)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MASCARA
http://mascara.strw.leidenuniv.nl/
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MASCARAMASCARA-1b 

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