8 August 2016 Supernova and optical transient observations using the three wide-field telescope array of the KMTNet
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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.
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Dae-Sik Moon, Dae-Sik Moon, Sang Chul Kim, Sang Chul Kim, Jae-Joon Lee, Jae-Joon Lee, Mina Pak, Mina Pak, Hong Soo Park, Hong Soo Park, Matthias Yang He, Matthias Yang He, John Antoniadis, John Antoniadis, Yuan Qi Ni, Yuan Qi Ni, Chung-Uk Lee, Chung-Uk Lee, Seung-Lee Kim, Seung-Lee Kim, Byeong-Gon Park, Byeong-Gon Park, Dong-Jin Kim, Dong-Jin Kim, Sang-Mok Cha, Sang-Mok Cha, Yongseok Lee, Yongseok Lee, Santiago Gonzalez, Santiago Gonzalez, } "Supernova and optical transient observations using the three wide-field telescope array of the KMTNet", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99064I (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233921; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233921


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