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The sky observed by COROT
- Title The sky observed by COROT
- Released 29/11/2006 10:03 am
- Copyright CNES
COROT will be placed on a circular, polar orbit that will allow for continuous observations of two large and opposite regions in the sky for more than 150 days each.
Within each region there are many selected fields that will be monitored in turn. The reason for the oppositely sited regions is that, because of the Earth’s movement around the Sun, the sun’s rays start to interfere with the observations after 150 days. COROT then rotates by 180 degrees and start observing the other region.
- Id 228611