The KELT-South Telescope

@article{Pepper2012TheKT,
  title={The KELT-South Telescope},
  author={Joshua A. Pepper and Rudolf B. Kuhn and Robert J. Siverd and David J. James and Keivan G. Stassun},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={2012},
  volume={124},
  pages={230 - 241}
}
  • J. PepperR. Kuhn K. Stassun
  • Published 8 February 2012
  • Physics, Geology
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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