Image taken at the MAORY kick-off meeting in Bologna.
A new era for the Adaptive Optics. MAORY the Multi Conjugate Adaptive Optics RelaY for E-ELT entered in a new era. After the agreement signed on December 10 between INAF and ESO (which is building the telescope), on February 2 the MAORY kick-off meeting held
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The X-ray binary V404 Cygni underwent an outburst detected in the X-ray band by Swift on June 18, 2015. One of the components of this source is a black hole weighing about 10 solar masses, and it is the first time since 1989 that it displays such activity. Using the imager/spectrometer BFOSC at the 1.52m
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A press release by G. Clementini (INAF-OABO), V. Ripepi (INAF-OACN), S. Leccia (INAF-OACN), et al. was published yesterday (May 28, 2015) on the ESA Gaia web page showing results from the DPAC-CU7 pipeline on the Gaia commissioning data.
The first paper of the Gaia Science Alerts programme: “Total eclipse of the heart: The AM CVn
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Proposals may be submitted for the August 1st, 2015 – January 31st, 2016 semester.
The deadline is June 19th, 2015, at 13:00 UT.
Left panels: G-band light curves of RR Lyrae stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud observed by Gaia during the EPSL scanning. Right panels: I-band light curves obtained for the same stars by the OGLE IV survey. All light curves cover a 1.5 pulsation cycle.
During the first part of the Gaia mission in Ecliptic
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