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    Daniel R. Bisque
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    A few years back, my three year old daughter, when talking about her “height-challenged” uncle, said:

    “Well, he's just a tiny little man.” 

    Our family has since made sure that uncle Scott will never live this one down.

    Understandably, I couldn't help but chuckle when I came across The Space Daily and Sky & Telescope articles about the Kilogree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT) mounted on a Paramount ME discovering two more extasolar planets.

    Well, it's just a tiny little telescope! 

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    sivs422
    Participant

    Glad you liked it!  Tiny?  Sure.  But we've got 2 discoveries submitted and more on the way.  Assuming I can solve the homing issues, we'll begin our 7th season of science observation in September.

    Our press releases got a lot of news coverage, but some outlets have been choosy about what they report.  More complete articles include:

    researchnews.osu.edu/…/oddplanets.htm

    news.vanderbilt.edu/…/extremely-little-telescope

    http://www.science20.com/…/kelt_north_little_telescope_could-91037

    There's a big photo of our Paramount ME (with an older lens) in the of the science20 article comments.

    Back on the science side, I do mention the Paramount ME in the hardware blurb of our first discovery paper.

    KELT-1b (Siverd et al. 2012):  

    http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.1635

    KELT-2Ab (Beatty et al. 2012):  

    http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.1592

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    Daniel R. Bisque
    Keymaster

    @Rob Siverd:

    Awesome, thanks for the expanded list of references about your exciting and productive project!

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