Opening the dynamic infrared sky

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 & 9 others Orsola De Marco, Jeff Cooke, Philip Bland, Stuart Ryder, Roberto Soria, Jarek Antoszewski, Alexander Heger, Lee Spitler, Robert Simcoe

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS OF SPIE
Subtitle of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Telescopes VII
EditorsHeather K. Marshall, Jason Spyromilio
Place of PublicationBellingham WA USA
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Number of pages12
Volume10700
ISBN (Electronic)9781510619548
ISBN (Print)9781510619531
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventSPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2018: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII - Austin, United States of America
Duration: 10 Jun 201815 Jun 2018
Conference number: 7th

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume10700
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceSPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2018
CountryUnited States of America
CityAustin
Period10/06/1815/06/18

Keywords

  • all-sky survey
  • Antarctica
  • DREAMS
  • Gattini-IR
  • infrared
  • Palomar Observatory
  • polar regions
  • Siding Spring Observatory

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Soon, J., Moore, A. M., Kasliwal, M. M., Lau, R. M., De, K., Travouillon, T. D., ... Simcoe, R. (2018). Opening the dynamic infrared sky. In H. K. Marshall, & J. Spyromilio (Eds.), PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII (Vol. 10700). [107004D] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 10700). Bellingham WA USA: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312731
Soon, Jamie ; Moore, Anna M. ; Kasliwal, Mansi M. ; Lau, Ryan M. ; De, Kishalay ; Travouillon, Tony D. ; Jones, Mike I. ; Ofek, Eran ; Smith, Roger ; Terebizh, Valery ; McKenna, Dan ; Hale, David ; Delacroix, Alexandre ; Adams, Scott M. ; Jencson, Jacob E. ; Ashley, Michael ; Burnham, Jill ; Sokoloski, Jennifer L. ; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss ; Freeman, Ken C. ; De Marco, Orsola ; Cooke, Jeff ; Bland, Philip ; Ryder, Stuart ; Soria, Roberto ; Antoszewski, Jarek ; Heger, Alexander ; Spitler, Lee ; Simcoe, Robert. / Opening the dynamic infrared sky. PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII. editor / Heather K. Marshall ; Jason Spyromilio. Vol. 10700 Bellingham WA USA : SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2018. (Proceedings of SPIE).
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Soon J, Moore AM, Kasliwal MM, Lau RM, De K, Travouillon TD et al. Opening the dynamic infrared sky. In Marshall HK, Spyromilio J, editors, PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII. Vol. 10700. Bellingham WA USA: SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. 2018. 107004D. (Proceedings of SPIE). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312731