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The Huntsman Telescope: a Canon lens array designed for ultra-faint imaging

Friday 14th September 2018 - 8:00pm
Topic: The Huntsman telescope: a Canon lens array designed for ultra-faint imaging
Speaker: Lee Spitler, MQ, AAO
Venue: Epping Creative Centre - 26 Stanley Road, Epping
Abstract: I will provide an update about the Huntsman telescope, which will use off-the-shelf Canon lenses to see some of the faintest galactic structures ever seen before. I'll motivate the design of the telescope and describe some of the commissioning efforts underway. I'll also share some information about a new space telescope mission, named SkyHopper.
Biography: Dr. Lee Spitler has a Senior Lecturer position at Macquarie University. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 2004, he moved to Australia to start a PhD in astrophysics at Swinburne University. His thesis, titled Extragalactic Globular Cluster Systems, focused on analysing images of nearby NGC galaxies and studying their globular star cluster systems. After completing his PhD, Dr. Spitler started a postdoc at Swinburne and shifted his research interests to observing extremely distant galaxies.

Event Date: 
Friday, 14 September, 2018 - 20:00
Location: 
Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping NSW

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