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Progress of Antarctic survey telescopes
Author(s): Xiangyan Yuan; Shihai Yang; Bozhong Gu; Xiaoyan Li; Fujjia Du; Zhengyang Li; Haikun Wen; Haiping Lu; Lingzhe Xu; Ru Zhang; Yi Zhang; Xiangqun Cui; Lifan Wang; Zhaohui Shang; Ce Yu; Bin Ma; Yi Hu
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Paper Abstract

The Antarctic Survey Telescope-AST3 consists of three optical telescopes with 680mm primary mirror and 8 square degree field of view, mainly for observations of supernovas and extrasolar planets searching from Antarctic Dome A. The first two AST3 telescopes (AST3-1 and AST3-2) were successfully installed on Dome A by Chinese expedition team in Jan. 2012 and Jan. 2015 separately. Multi-anti-frost methods were designed for AST3-2 and the automatic observations are keeping on from March 2016. The best limited magnitude is 19.4m with exposure time 60s in G band. The third AST3 will have switchable interface for both optical camera and near infrared camera optimized for k dark band survey. Now the telescope is under development in NIAOT and the K-band camera is under development in AAO.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99061O (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232282
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Xiangyan Yuan, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Chinese Ctr. for Antarctic Astronomy (China)
Shihai Yang, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Bozhong Gu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Xiaoyan Li, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Fujjia Du, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Zhengyang Li, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Haikun Wen, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Haiping Lu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Lingzhe Xu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Ru Zhang, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Yi Zhang, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Xiangqun Cui, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Chinese Ctr. for Antarctic Astronomy (China)
Lifan Wang, Chinese Ctr. for Antarctic Astronomy (China)
Purple Mountain Observatory (China)
Zhaohui Shang, Chinese Ctr. for Antarctic Astronomy (China)
National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Ce Yu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Bin Ma, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Yi Hu, National Astronomical Observatories (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9906:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
Helen J. Hall; Roberto Gilmozzi; Heather K. Marshall, Editor(s)

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