A SEARCH FOR BRIEF OPTICAL FLASHES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SETI TARGET KIC 8462852

@article{Abeysekara2016ASF,
  title={A SEARCH FOR BRIEF OPTICAL FLASHES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SETI TARGET KIC 8462852},
  author={Anushka Udara Abeysekara and Simon Archambault and Avery Archer and Wystan Benbow and R. Bird and Matthew Buchovecky and James H. Buckley and Karen Lynn Byrum and Joshua V. Cardenzana and Miguel Angel Cerruti and X. Chen and Jessie L. Christiansen and L. Ciupik and Wei Cui and Hugh J. Dickinson and Jonathan Eisch and Manel Errando and Abraham D. Falcone and David J. Fegan and Qi Feng and J. P. Finley and Henrike Fleischhack and P. Fortin and Lucy Fortson and A. K. Furniss and G. H. Gillanders and Sean Griffin and Jeff Grube and Geza Gyuk and Moritz Huetten and Nils H{\aa}kansson and David Hanna and Jamie Holder and Thomas B. Humensky and C. A. Johnson and Philip Kaaret and Payel Kar and Nathan C. Kelley-Hoskins and M. P. Kertzman and David Kieda and M. Krause and Frank Krennrich and S. Kumar and M. J. Lang and T. T. Y. Lin and Gernot Maier and Steven McArthur and Andrew McCann and Kevin J. Meagher and Patrick J. Moriarty and Reshmi Mukherjee and D. Nieto and S. O’Brien and Anna O'Faol{\'a}in de Bhr{\'o}ithe and R. A. Ong and A. Nepomuk Otte and N. Park and Jeremy S. Perkins and Andrii Petrashyk and Martin Pohl and Alexis Popkow and Elisa Pueschel and J. Quinn and K. Ragan and Gayle Ratliff and Philip T. Reynolds and Gordon T. Richards and Emmet Roache and Marcos Santander and Glenn H. Sembroski and Karlen Shahinyan and David Staszak and I. Telezhinsky and J. V. Tucci and Joshua Tyler and Stephane Vincent and Scott Patrick Wakely and O. M. Weiner and Amanda J. Weinstein and D. A. Williams and Benjamin Zitzer},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2016},
  volume={818}
}
The F-type star KIC 8462852 has recently been identified as an exceptional target for search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) observations. We describe an analysis methodology for optical SETI, which we have used to analyze nine hours of serendipitous archival observations of KIC 8462852 made with the VERITAS gamma-ray observatory between 2009 and 2015. No evidence of pulsed optical beacons, above a pulse intensity at the Earth of approximately 1 photon m − 2 ?> , is found. We also… 

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