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## The SkyMapper Transient Survey

### Description

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]

Collections ANU SkymapperANU Research Publications 2017-02-18 Journal article http://hdl.handle.net/1885/122862 Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia 10.1017/pasa.2017.24