Palomar Gattini-IR will pave the way for a dual hemisphere, infrared-optimized, ultra-wide field high cadence machine called Turbo Gattini-IR. To take advantage of the low sky background at 2.5 μm, two identical systems will be located at the polar sites of the South Pole, Antarctica and near Eureka on Ellesmere Island, Canada. Turbo Gattini-IR will survey 15,000 sq. degrees to a depth of 20AB, the same depth of the VISTA VHS survey, every 2 hours with a survey efficiency of 97%.
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Anna M. Moore, Mansi K. Kasliwal, Christopher R. Gelino, Jacob E. Jencson, Mike I. Jones, J. Davy Kirkpatrick, Ryan M. Lau, Eran Ofek, Yuri Petrunin, Roger Smith, Valery Terebizh, Eric Steinbring, Lin Yan, "Unveiling the dynamic infrared sky with Gattini-IR," Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99062C (8 August 2016);