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The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey / Transneptunian Automated Occultation Survey

Shadow of a KBO projected onto the surface of the Earth Shadow of a KBO projected onto the surface of the Earth
Shadow of a KBO projected onto the surface of the Earth. Note the significant diffraction effects. The image is 10 km on a side. ...(more)
An occultation event occurs when a KBO passes between the telescope and a distant star An occultation event occurs when a KBO passes between the telescope and a distant star
An occultation event occurs when a KBO passes between the telescope and a distant star ...(more)
The four TAOS telescopes on top of Lu-Lin Mountain. The four TAOS telescopes on top of Lu-Lin Mountain.
The four TAOS telescopes on top of Lu-Lin Mountain. ...(more)
TAOS telescopes TAOS telescopes
One of the TAOS 0.5m telescopes in its enclosure ...(more)
TAOS II Groundbreaking Ceremony. TAOS II Groundbreaking Ceremony.
TAOS II groundbreaking ceremony at San Pedro Mártir Observatory (May 2, 2013). Pictured from left to right are Carlos Aramburo (Dean of Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), ...(more)
Cross sectional view of the TAOS II CMOS camera design Cross sectional view of the TAOS II CMOS camera design
Cross sectional view of the TAOS II CMOS camera design. ...(more)
Rear View of  the TAOS II Telescopes Rear View of the TAOS II Telescopes
Rear view of the three TAOS II telescopes being assembled at DFM Engineering, in Longmont, Colorado, USA. ...(more)
TAOS II Telescopes TAOS II Telescopes
The three TAOS II telescopes being assembled at DFM Engineering, in Longmont, Colorado, USA. ...(more)
Conceptual design of the TAOS II CMOS cameras. Conceptual design of the TAOS II CMOS cameras.
Conceptual design of the TAOS II CMOS cameras. ...(more)
The light curves derived from the TAOS zipper mode data The light curves derived from the TAOS zipper mode data
Lightcurves of (62) Erato occultation on 2011-01-17. This event was observed from two sites separated some 60 km at Taichung (24:06:48N, 120:39:00E) and Lulin (23:28:07N, 120:52:25E). The time of ingress ...(more)
The lightcurves and estimated diameter of (62) Erato from occultation The lightcurves and estimated diameter of (62) Erato from occultation
Lightcurves of (62) Erato occultation on 2011-01-17. This event was observed from two sites separated some 60 km at Taichung (24:06:48N, 120:39:00E) and Lulin (23:28:07N, 120:52:25E). The time of ingress ...(more)
TAOS II at San Pedro Mártir Observatory TAOS II at San Pedro Mártir Observatory
Rendering of the three TAOS II telescopes to be installed at San Pedro Mártir Observatory in Baja California, Mexico in 2013. The TAOS II control room is shown on the ...(more)
TAOS zipper-mode image of the occultation of HIP050525 (mv~8.46mag) by the asteroid (1723) Klemola (mv~15.7mag;D~31km) TAOS zipper-mode image of the occultation of HIP050525 (mv~8.46mag) by the asteroid (1723) Klemola (mv~15.7mag;D~31km)
TAOS zipper-mode image of the occultation of HIP050525 (mv~8.46mag) by the asteroid (1723) Klemola (mv~15.7mag;D~31km). Each frame is a 0.25 second read out of the field. Some 108 stellar photometric ...(more)
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