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Multichannel Astrometric Photometer and Spectrometer (MAPS)




An instrument developed at Allegheny Observatory for detecting extrasolar planets which is unique in its simultaneous use of two techniques-the radial velocity method and astrometry. Capable of detecting planets of Uranian mass, it has been used on the Keck II Telescope (see Keck Telescopes).


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