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(Multi-site All-sky Camera)
(distributed array of telescopes to search for exoplanets)

MASCARA (Multi-site All-sky Camera) is a set of automated (robotic) telescopes to search for transiting planets. A subset in the northern hemisphere began operation at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos in 2015 and a subset in the southern hemisphere at La Silla Observatory in 2017. It monitors stars to a magnitude of 8.4. Two extra-solar planet discoveries have been announced.

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

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astronomical survey