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(Hungarian Automated Telescope Network)
(distributed array of telescopes to search for transients)

HATNet (Hungarian Automated Telescope Network) is a set of automated (robotic) telescopes to search for transiting planets. HAT-1, which began operation in 2001 at Konkoly Observatory in Budapest, originated with a 512 x 768 CCD, and as later upgraded to a 65mm aperture telescope with a field of view of 8 degrees by 8 degrees, with a 2k x 2k CCD. Currently, HATNet consists of 7 telescopes at Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory and Mauna Kea Observatories.

A further effort, HAT-South is six telescopes in Australia, Namibia, and Chile. In 2017, 29 extra-solar planet discoveries are credited to them.

(survey,transits,array,automated,all sky,transients,Hungarian,exoplanets)

Referenced by:
astronomical survey
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO)