ATLAS: A High-cadence All-sky Survey System

  title={ATLAS: A High-cadence All-sky Survey System},
  author={John L. Tonry and Larry Denneau and Aren N. Heinze and Brian Stalder and K. W. Smith and Steven J. Smartt and Christopher W. Stubbs and Henry Weiland and Armin Rest},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  • J. TonryL. Denneau A. Rest
  • Published 2 February 2018
  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Technology has advanced to the point that it is possible to image the entire sky every night and process the data in real time. The sky is hardly static: many interesting phenomena occur, including variable stationary objects such as stars or QSOs, transient stationary objects such as supernovae or M dwarf flares, and moving objects such as asteroids and the stars themselves. Funded by NASA, we have designed and built a sky survey system for the purpose of finding dangerous near-Earth asteroids… 

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