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Opening the dynamic infrared sky

Soon, Jamie and Moore, Anna M. and Kasliwal, Mansi M. and Lau, Ryan M. and De, Kishalay and Travouillon, Tony D. and Jones, Mike I. and Ofek, Eran and Smith, Roger and Terebizh, Valery and McKenna, Dan and Hale, David and Delacroix, Alexandre and Adams, Scott M. and Jencson, Jacob E. and Ashley, Michael and Burnham, Jill and Sokoloski, Jennifer L. and Bland-Hawthorn, Joss and Freeman, Ken C. and De Marco, Orsola and Cooke, Jeff and Bland, Philip and Ryder, Stuart and Soria, Roberto and Antoszewski, Jarek and Heger, Alexander and Spitler, Lee and Simcoe, Robert (2018) Opening the dynamic infrared sky. In: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10700. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 107004D. ISBN 9781510619531.

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While optical and radio transient surveys have enjoyed a renaissance over the past decade, the dynamic infrared sky remains virtually unexplored from the ground. The infrared is a powerful tool for probing transient events in dusty regions that have high optical extinction, and for detecting the coolest of stars that are bright only at these wavelengths. The fundamental roadblocks in studying the infrared time-domain have been the overwhelmingly bright sky background (250 times brighter than optical) and the narrow field-of-view of infrared cameras (largest is VISTA at 0.6 sq deg). To address these challenges, Palomar Gattini-IR is currently under construction at Palomar Observatory and we propose a further low risk, economical, and agile instrument to be located at Siding Spring Observatory, as well as further instruments which will be located at the high polar regions to take advantage of the low thermal sky emission, particularly in the 2.5 micron region.

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Additional Information:© 2018 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 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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Subject Keywords:Gattini-IR, DREAMS, infrared, all-sky survey, Antarctica, polar regions, Siding Spring Observatory, Palomar Observatory
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:10700
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Official Citation:Jamie Soon, Anna M. Moore, Mansi M. Kasliwal, Ryan M. Lau, Kishalay De, Tony D. Travouillon, Mike I. Jones, Eran Ofek, Roger Smith, Valery Terebizh, Dan McKenna, David Hale, Alexandre Delacroix, Scott M. Adams, Jacob E. Jencson, Michael Ashley, Jill Burnham, Jennifer L. Sokoloski, Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Ken C. Freeman, Orsola De Marco, Jeff Cooke, Philip Bland, Stuart Ryder, Roberto Soria, Jarek Antoszewski, Alexander Heger, Lee Spitler, Robert Simcoe, "Opening the dynamic infrared sky," Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 107004D (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312731
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