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TRAPPIST

(Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope)
(ground-based automatic transiting planet finding telescope)

The TRAPPIST telescope (Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope) is a Belgian robotic telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile. It has a .6m telescope and is installed in the housing of the retired Swiss T70 Telescope. It searches for and observes Extra Solar Planet Transits, as well as solar system Planetesimals.

Among its discoveries are Exoplanets around TRAPPIST-1 including one that appears to be in its Habitable Zone (HZ).


(telescope,reflector,ground,Chile,automated)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRAPPIST
http://www.ati.ulg.ac.be/TRAPPIST/Trappist_main/Home.html
http://www.eso.org/public/usa/teles-instr/lasilla/trappist/

Referenced by:
TRAPPIST-1

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