Just like to introduce myself to the wider Panoptes team… I’m PI of the Huntsman Telescope project at Macquarie University. We’re using an array of Canon telephoto lenses like the Dragonfly Telescope to do low surface brightness imaging… and likely exoplanet follow-up as well.
This idea was inspired by these images. Imagine a real-time movie of this level of detail every night by each panoptes unit!
In addition to engaging images, there is potential to validate models of light pollution propagation (e.g. Martin Aubé’s Illumina model ) and for our Huntsman low surface brightness work we really care about removing subtle sky gradients in our images.
I think @Jacob 's work will be to see what level of sky detail that can be extracted from a standard setup. We’ll probably extend to Huntsman eventually.
Comments welcome on any of this!