Optical and X-ray Astronomy

The Optical and X-ray Astronomy group has a 1 metre telescope and extensive support facilities at the Canopus Hill Observatory approximately 12 km from Hobart. From time to time use is made of national facilities including the Anglo Australian Telscope and the 2.3 metre MSSSO telescope at Siding Spring Mountain. X-ray data is obtained using international X-ray satellite observatories on a guest observer basis.

Current research in the group includes the study of gravitational microlensing events as part of the worldwide PLANET collaboration and the study of X-ray pulsars and black hole accretors.


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20th July 2005