PLATO combined cameras will have an extremely wide field of view, covering a total area on the sky of approximately 2250 square degrees – as a comparison, the full Moon spans only about 0.2 square degrees on the sky. The equivalent aperture is those of a telescope of 1,02 m. The sensitive focal plane is equivalent to a square of side 84 cm.

 

Credits: Marco Dima, INAF-OAPD

PLATO’s eye

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