Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
Marty Kunz of Astronomy.FM will be interviewing me tomorrow night (12 June 2019 9PM EDT) on his program Space Pirate Radio.
We will be discussing the ongoing work at the Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) and the MSRO Exoplanet Follow-up Observing Program (MSRO-XOFOP) that we are starting this month. This observing program is a part of the TESS Mission Follow-up Observing Program Working Group (TFOP WG) that is currently in progress. I am currently developing the data acquisition and analysis procedures we will be following based on the standards provided by the TFOP WG. We will be incorporating observations using the recently developed Diffuser Method for high-precision photometry as discussed in our paper here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.02790
If you are interested in how amateur astronomers are working side by side the professionals, tune in tomorrow night.
Vice President of Engineering
Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home
Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Mounts: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras: QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating
Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!