The SkyMapper Transient Survey
The SkyMapper 1.3 m telescope at Siding Spring Observatory has now begun regular operations. Alongside the Southern Sky Survey, a comprehensive digital survey of the entire southern sky, SkyMapper will carry out a search for supernovae and other transients. The search strategy, covering a total footprint area of ~2000 deg2 with a cadence of $\leq 5$ days, is optimised for discovery and follow-up of low-redshift type Ia supernovae to constrain cosmic expansion and peculiar velocities. We...[Show more]
ANU Research Publications
|Source:||Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia|
|01 Scalzo R A The SkyMapper Transient 2017.pdf||2.78 MB||Adobe PDF|
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