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Wide-field dynamic astronomy in the near-infrared with Palomar Gattini-IR and DREAMS

Soon, Jamie and Adams, David and De, Kishalay and Galla, Antony and Hankins, Matthew and Kasliwal, Mansi M. and Moore, Anna M. and Adams, Scott M. and Antoszewski, Jarek and Ashley, Michael C. and Babul, Aliya-Nur and Bland-Hawthorn, Joss and Cooke, Jeff and De Marco, Orsola and Delacroix, Alexandre and Devillepoix, Hadrien and Ellis, Simon C. and Freeman, Ken C. and Hale, David and Heger, Alexander and Jencson, Jacob E. and Lau, Ryan M. and McKenna, Daniel and Ofek, Eran and Ryder, Stuart and Simcoe, Robert and Sokoloski, Jennifer L. and Soria, Roberto and Smith, Roger M. and Travouillon, Tony D. (2020) Wide-field dynamic astronomy in the near-infrared with Palomar Gattini-IR and DREAMS. In: Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019. Proceedings of SPIE. No.11203. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 1120307. ISBN 9781510631465.

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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.

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Kasliwal, Mansi M.0000-0002-5619-4938
Adams, Scott M.0000-0001-5855-5939
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Additional Information:© 2020 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This research is supported by an Australian National University Future Fund and an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. We acknowledge and greatly thank the Mt. Cuba Astronomical Foundation and all our partners for their generous support of these projects as well as Palomar Observatory and Siding Spring Observatory for the opportunity to deploy the instruments at these sites.
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Mt. Cuba Astronomical FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Gattini-IR, DREAMS, transients, all-sky survey, near-infrared, wide-field, Siding Spring Observatory, Palomar Observatory
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:11203
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Official Citation: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, and Tony D. Travouillon "Wide-field dynamic astronomy in the near-infrared with Palomar Gattini-IR and DREAMS", Proc. SPIE 11203, Advances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019, 1120307 (3 January 2020);
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:10 Jan 2020 18:07
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