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DEEP-South: Network Construction, Test Runs and Early Results

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 March 2016

Hong-Kyu Moon*
Affiliation:
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, 776, Daedeokdae-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Myung-Jin Kim
Affiliation:
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, 776, Daedeokdae-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Hong-Suh Yim
Affiliation:
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, 776, Daedeokdae-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Young-Jun Choi
Affiliation:
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, 776, Daedeokdae-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Young-Ho Bae
Affiliation:
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, 776, Daedeokdae-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Dong-Goo Roh
Affiliation:
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, 776, Daedeokdae-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Jintae Park
Affiliation:
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, 776, Daedeokdae-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Bora Moon
Affiliation:
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, 776, Daedeokdae-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
the DEEP-South Team
Affiliation:
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, 776, Daedeokdae-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
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Abstract

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Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet) which consists of three identical 1.6 m wide-field telescopes with 18k × 18k CCDs, is the first optical survey system of its kind. The combination of fast optics and the mosaic CCD delivers seeing limited images over a 4 square degrees field of view. The main science goal of KMTNet is the discovery and characterization of exoplanets, yet it also offers various other science applications including DEep Ecliptic Patrol of SOUTHern sky (DEEP-South). The aim of DEEP-South is to discover and characterize asteroids and comets, including Near Earth Objects (NEOs). We started test runs last February after commissioning, and will return to normal operations in October 2015. A summary of early results from the test runs will be presented.

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Contributed Papers
Copyright
Copyright © International Astronomical Union 2016 

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