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Wide-field dynamic astronomy in the near-infrared with Palomar Gattini-IR and DREAMS
Author(s): Jamie Soon; David Adams; Kishalay De; Antony Galla; Matthew Hankins; Mansi M. Kasliwal; Anna M. Moore; Scott M. Adams; Jarek Antoszewski; Michael Ashley; Aliya-Nur Babul; Joss Bland-Hawthorn; Jeff Cooke; Orsola De Marco; Alexandre Delacroix; Hadrien Devillepoix; Simon C. Ellis; Ken C. Freeman; David Hale; Alexander Heger; Jacob E. Jencson; Ryan M. Lau; Daniel McKenna; Eran Ofek; Stuart Ryder; Robert Simcoe; Jennifer L. Sokoloski; Roberto Soria; Roger M. Smith; Tony D. Travouillon
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Paper Abstract

There have been a dramatic increase in the number of optical and radio transient surveys due to astronomical transients such as gravitational waves and gamma ray bursts, however, there have been a limited number of wide-field infrared surveys due to narrow field-of-view and high cost of infrared cameras, we present two new wide-field near-infrared fully automated surveyors; Palomar Gattini-IR and the Dynamic REd All-sky Monitoring Survey (DREAMS). Palomar Gattini-IR, a 25 square degree J-band imager that begun science operations at Palomar Observatory, USA in October 2018; we report on survey strategy as well as telescope and observatory operations and will also providing initial science results. DREAMS is a 3.75 square degree wide-field imager that is planned for Siding Spring Observatory, Australia; we report on the current optical and mechanical design and plans to achieve on-sky results in 2020. DREAMS is on-track to be one of the first astronomical telescopes to use an Indium Galium Arsenide (InGaAs) detector and we report initial on-sky testing results for the selected detector package. DREAMS is also well placed to take advantage and provide near-infrared follow-up of the LSST.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 January 2020
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 11203, Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019, 1120307 (3 January 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2539594
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Jamie Soon, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
David Adams, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Kishalay De, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Antony Galla, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Matthew Hankins, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Mansi M. Kasliwal, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Anna M. Moore, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Scott M. Adams, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jarek Antoszewski, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Michael Ashley, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Aliya-Nur Babul, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Joss Bland-Hawthorn, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Jeff Cooke, Swinburne Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Orsola De Marco, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Alexandre Delacroix, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Hadrien Devillepoix, Curtin Univ. (Australia)
Simon C. Ellis, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Ken C. Freeman, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
David Hale, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Alexander Heger, Monash Univ. (Australia)
Jacob E. Jencson, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Ryan M. Lau, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Daniel McKenna, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Eran Ofek, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Stuart Ryder, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Robert Simcoe, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
Jennifer L. Sokoloski, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Roberto Soria, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Roger M. Smith, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Tony D. Travouillon, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11203:
Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019
Simon C. Ellis; Céline d'Orgeville, Editor(s)

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