Veloce+RAPTOR: A Robotic Telescope Leveraging Global Science from Veloce

  • Schwab, Christian (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Zucker, Daniel (Chief Investigator)
  • Coutts, David (Chief Investigator)
  • de Grijs, Richard (Chief Investigator)
  • Kotachery, Devika (Chief Investigator)
  • Tinney, C. G. (Chief Investigator)
  • Wittenmyer, R. A. (Chief Investigator)
  • Mackey, Dougal (Chief Investigator)
  • Carter, Brad D. (Chief Investigator)
  • Quirrenbach, Andreas (Partner Investigator)
  • Sickafoose, Amanda (Partner Investigator)

Project: Research

Description

The aim of the Veloce-RAPTOR telescope is to overcome the insufficient availability of ultra-precise spectroscopy, which is crucial for a broad range of science cases. A dedicated, robotic telescope would enable operation of the state-of-the-art Veloce spectrograph at the Anglo-Australian Telescope year-round, instead of only two months. In particular, for projects requiring many repeated observations over a long time, like the search for earth-like exoplanets around nearby stars, the full availability of Veloce would be transformative. Veloce-RAPTOR should significantly improve the access of Australian astronomers to cutting edge spectroscopy, enabling a wide array of science from detecting exoplanets to investigating stellar pulsations.
Short titleVeloce-RAPTOR
StatusActive
Effective start/end date5/07/194/07/20