Queen's, University of Southampton, MPA, and Wiezmann have purchase time on the SMARTS 1.3m telescope at CTIO with the ANDICAM imager, initially from February - April 2013. We are allocated 45mins per night.
The instrument has a beam splitter, so we can do
PESSTO Key Science Targets can be triggered on the 1.3m telescope. Janet Chen from Queen's is the scheduler - to trigger a PESSTO Key Science target, send Janet details (Janet Chen <email@example.com>). Approximate cadence we are targeting with SMARTS 1.3m, assuming targets are between 18-20 mag.
To trigger a target, simply tell Janet which one and note it on the marshall. It must be a PESSTO approved Key Science Target. She will schedule it for the following BVRI data, and if you have other requests, such as daily coverage for SNe close to explosion epoch, or very fast declining SNe then tell Janet your preference. We require XXhrs notice to trigger observations.
NIR imaging : many of our targets will be faint for 1.3m NIR imaging, if you don't specifiy what you want we will gather dithered J-band data during all the optical imaging. Otherwise please tells what you want and we will try.
Requests for other use of the time should be sent to (Stephen Smartt, Mark Sullivan, Avishay Gal-Yam and Wolfgang Hillebrandt).
List of targets for SMARTS 1.3m light curves
There is no specific wording for acknowledgements to SMARTS, but we do ask that you post the reference here: http://www.astro.yale.edu/smarts/pubform.html
Please also include the words "operated by the SMARTS Consortium" in addition to the specific telescope/instrument combination when describing your observations. When appropriate, a reference to SMARTS in the abstract of papers is appreciated.
calibrations, the combined dome flat in the folder "flatsir",
and the raw data of flat-fileds and dark frames are listed in the "calibsir.txt".
For more details, please see the data products link below.