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  • Revolutionary new device will digitally occult bright deep space objects allowing for unprecedented imaging

  • This digital occulting device can aid in the discovery and direct imaging of exoplanets

  • The design can be scaled up or down allowing every level of researcher, from the backyard astronomer to NASA, the ability to look further into space than ever before


     Old Bridge, New Jersey based tech company, Digital Optica, has just announced their latest device aimed at accelerating the search for extra-solar planets. Their Digital Occulting Device, paired with a new proprietary control software, can give researchers the ability to block out the glare of planet hosting stars allowing direct imaging of extra-solar planets. The device and software can take live images and project selected objects to be blocked all while simultaneously recording the image data. This revolutionary process is capable of pinpoint accuracy and exacting occultation without any of the limitations inherent in the current occulting technologies in place.

     While exoplanet research is at the forefront of focus, this device can also allow views deeper into the past than ever before. “With its exact occulting abilities, objects in deep space once masked by glare will now be visible. We hope to pave a new path to unprecedented research capabilities.” says Digital Optica engineers. “We have purposefully designed this device to be scaled up or down so it can be made available to every level of researcher from the backyard astronomer, to large land based telescopes, to even space based platforms.”

     Imagine a pair of transitional lens glasses, where they darken in sunlight, except you can choose specific points to darken while leaving the rest clear. This is exactly how the Digital Occulting Device works, they are giving astronomers a digital sunshade. Digital Optica also points out the benefit of their device to NASA’s current extra-solar planetary research. “Our technology can be adapted to NASA’s space based platforms like the James Webb space telescope and any future projects NASA plans to launch.” This technology doesn’t stop there, according to company engineers, the device can and will be made available to users of small personal telescopes and larger ground based observatories as well.

     Digital Optica has been granted Patent Pending status on their device and expect full Patent approval in the coming months. They are currently discussing licensing options to partner with industry leaders in this field to accommodate a full scale product release. Digital Optica CEO says, “We don’t want to hinder any one sect of the industry by not having this technology available to them so we are planning a full spectrum product release.”

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