eSTAR Network Status
Network status last updated on Mon Oct 18 12:00:02 2010
- Exeter, U.K.
Lat. 50.74, Long. -3.54
estar-switch.astro.ex.ac.uk OK estar-ups.astro.ex.ac.uk OK estar1.astro.ex.ac.uk NO estar2.astro.ex.ac.uk NO estar3.astro.ex.ac.uk NO estar4.astro.ex.ac.uk NO estar5.astro.ex.ac.uk OK estar6.astro.ex.ac.uk OK estar7.astro.ex.ac.uk OK estar8.astro.ex.ac.uk OK estar9.astro.ex.ac.uk OK Exo-planet Programme DOWN GRB Programme DOWN ADP Programme DOWN Event Broker DOWN
- Hilo, HI, U.S.A.
Hilo, HI, U.S.A.
Lat. 19.71, Long. -155.09
estar.ukirt.jach.hawaii.edu NO Node Agent UP
- La Palma, Spain
La Palma, Spain
Lat. 28.70, Long. -17.87
ltproxy.ing.iac.es NO Node Agent UP
- Coonabarabran, Australia
Lat. -31.27, Long. 149.28
Google Earth placemark file for SSO
ftsproxy.aao.gov.au OK Node Agent UP
- Haleakala, HI, U.S.A.
Haleakala, HI, U.S.A.
Lat. 10.7, Long. -156.2
ftnproxy.ifa.hawaii.edu OK Node Agent UP
- Los Alamos, NM, U.S.A.
Los Alamos, NM, U.S.A.
Lat. 35.9, Long. -106.3
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Exo-planet Observing Programme
Microlensing is currently the faster and cheapest way to search for cool planets. It is this technique that is being utilised by eSTAR and RoboNet-1.0 to intensively monitor large numbers of Galactic Bulge microlensing events. The method is most sensitive to cool planets, 1-5 AU from the lens stars and is the only ground-based technique that is currently capable of discovering Earth-mass planets.
PI: Keith Horne, University of St. Andrews
Real time status information on the Robonet-1.0 Status Page
GRB Observing Programme
PI: Nial Tanvir, University of Leicester
The eSTAR project provides a link between SWIFT and ground based telescopes by making use of the emerging field of intelligent agent technology to provide crucial autonomous decision making in software. Now deployed onto UKIRT for this purpose, it makes it the largest telescope in the world with an automatic response system for chasing GRBs.
Real time status information on the UKIRT Status Page
ADP Observing Programme
PI: Eric Saunders, University of Exeter
A test bed observing programme for agents which implement the optimal sampling technique described in Saunders et al. 2006. This agent calculates the optimal gap spacing for a particular variable star observing project, based on the astronomer-defined maximum and minimum periods of interest.
Real time status information on the ADP Status Page