The PLANETS Telescope

The PLANETS (Polarized Light from Atmospheres of Nearby Extra-Terrestrial Systems) telescope will be the world’s most powerful optical telescope designed for low-scattered light, high-contrast night-time observations. Teide is at one of the world’s best astronomical sites and it will be largest optical telescope of this design outside of Haleakala. The 1.85m diameter off-axis telescope and its partners’ instruments will have unrivaled scientific capabilities in the “high dynamic range” sciences of polarimetry and coronagraphy, aimed at studies as diverse as bright exoplanet detection to the understanding of the tenuous exo-atmospheres of planets within our solar system.

 

Perfecting the process of making large-scale optical mirrors

Company

Optics
AI
Telescope

Contact

jeff.reykuhn@yahoo.com

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2540 Kekaulike Ave.
Kula, HI 96790