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TRAPPIST

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

TRAPPIST (Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope) is a pair of Belgian robotic telescopes. The original TRAPPIST telescope (TRAPPIST-South), with a 0.6-meter aperture has been operating since 2010 at La Silla Observatory (LSO) in Chile, using the housing of the retired Swiss T70 Telescope. A second, identical telescope (TRAPPIST-North), operating since 2016 is at Oukaïmeden Observatory in Morocco. They search for and observes extra-solar planet transits, as well as solar system planetesimals. Among their discoveries are exoplanets around the star TRAPPIST-1 including more than one in its habitable zone.


(telescope,reflector,ground,Chile,Morocco,automated)
Further reading:
https://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/
PrefixExample  
TRAPPISTTRAPPIST-1 

Referenced by pages:
La Silla Observatory (LSO)
TRAPPIST-1

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