The Fly's Eye Camera System: An instrument design for large étendue time-domain survey

A. Pál, L. Mészáros, G. Csépány, A. Jaskó, F. Schlaffer, K. Vida, G. Mezo, L. Döbrentei, E. Farkas, C. Kiss, K. Oláh, Z. Regály

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In this paper we briefly summarize the design concepts of the Fly's Eye Camera System, a proposed high resolution allsky monitoring device which intends to perform high cadence time domain astronomy in multiple optical passbands while still accomplish a high étendue. Fundings have already been accepted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in order to design and build a Fly's Eye device unit. Beyond the technical details and the actual scientific goals, this paper also discusses the possibilities and yields of a network operation involving ~10 sites distributed geographically in a nearly homogeneous manner. Currently, we expect to finalize the mount assembly - that performs the sidereal tracking during the exposures - until the end of 2012 and to have a working prototype with a reduced number of individual cameras sometimes in the spring or summer of 2013.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)932-935
Number of pages4
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2013



  • Instrumentation: detectors
  • Instrumentation: high angular resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Pál, A., Mészáros, L., Csépány, G., Jaskó, A., Schlaffer, F., Vida, K., Mezo, G., Döbrentei, L., Farkas, E., Kiss, C., Oláh, K., & Regály, Z. (2013). The Fly's Eye Camera System: An instrument design for large étendue time-domain survey. Astronomische Nachrichten, 334(9), 932-935.