Poznań SST Telescope 3

Out team is proud to inform that a project for a new cluster of telescopes has been started. The new instrument will be composed of 5 independent, robotic, cooperating with each other telescopes. It will be called Poznań SST Telescope 3 (PST3), as a recognition of the rich heritage of Poznań Astronomical Observatory in building satellite cameras in 1960's and 1970's.

PST3 is a unique concept of combining several instruments into a highly efficient composite device - a cluster of telescopes ranging from 0.3 to 0.7 meters in diameter. This telescope's main features are:

  • fully robotic operation and orchestration of 5 independent OTAs
  • up to 150 frames per second from 5 highly efficient CMOS cameras (typically about 10 frames per second)
  • up to 300 000 images and multiple TB of data acquired each night (typically about 50 000 images per night)
  • a small computer cluster for real-time photometric, astrometric and orbital analysis of incoming data
  • automatic scheduling for over 17000 satellite targets
  • up to 4000 Earth orbiting satellites tracked every night

Mode detailes: AMOS conference 2018

PST3 visualisation
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