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Supernova and optical transient observations using the three wide-field telescope array of the KMTNet
Author(s): Dae-Sik Moon; Sang Chul Kim; Jae-Joon Lee; Mina Pak; Hong Soo Park; Matthias Yang He; John Antoniadis; Yuan Qi Ni; Chung-Uk Lee; Seung-Lee Kim; Byeong-Gon Park; Dong-Jin Kim; Sang-Mok Cha; Yongseok Lee; Santiago Gonzalez
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Paper Abstract

The Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet) is a network of three new 1.6-m, wide-field telescopes spread over three different sites in Chile, South Africa and Australia. Each telescope is equipped with a four square degree wide-field CCD camera, making the KMTNet an ideal facility for discovering and monitoring early supernovae and other rapidly evolving optical transients by providing 24-hour continuous sky coverage. We describe our inaugurating program of observing supernovae and optical transients using about 20% of the KMTNet time in 2015−2019. Our early results include detection of infant supernovae, novae and peculiar transients as well as numerous variable stars and low surface brightness objects such as dwarf galaxies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99064I (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233921
Show Author Affiliations
Dae-Sik Moon, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Sang Chul Kim, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Korean Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Jae-Joon Lee, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Mina Pak, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Korea Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Hong Soo Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Korea Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Matthias Yang He, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
John Antoniadis, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Yuan Qi Ni, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Chung-Uk Lee, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Seung-Lee Kim, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Korea Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Byeong-Gon Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Korea Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Dong-Jin Kim, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Sang-Mok Cha, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Yongseok Lee, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Kyung Hee Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Santiago Gonzalez, Univ. of Chile (Chile)


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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