The Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope: searching for transiting exoplanets in the Northern and Southern Sky

Soutter, Jack and Horner, Jonti and Pepper, Joshua and KELT Science Team, (2016) The Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope: searching for transiting exoplanets in the Northern and Southern Sky. In: 15th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC 2015), 29 Sept - 1 Oct 2015, Canberra, Australia.

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Abstract

The Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT) survey is a ground-based program designed to search for transiting exoplanets orbiting relatively bright stars. To achieve this, the KELT Science Team operates two planet search facilities - KELT-North, at Winer Observatory, Arizona, and KELT-South, at the South African Astronomical Observatory. The telescopes used at these observatories have particularly wide fields of view, allowing KELT to study a large number of potential exoplanet host stars. One of the major advantages of targeting bright stars is that the exoplanet candidates detected can be easily followed up by small, ground-based observatories distributed around the world. This paper will provide a brief overview of the KELT-North and KELT-South surveys, the follow-up observations performed by the KELT Follow-up Collaboration, and the exoplanet discoveries confirmed thus far, before concluding with a brief discussion of the future for the KELT program.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2016 National Space Society of Australia Ltd. No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit of Accepted version.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2017 05:47
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017 00:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: KELT, exoplanet, transit, survey
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020110 Stellar Astronomy and Planetary Systems
02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020102 Astronomical and Space Instrumentation
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30226

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