(Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope)
(pair of telescopes searching for transients)
KELT (Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope)
is a pair of automated (robotic) telescopes to search for
transiting planets over the whole sky covering
magnitude range of 8 to 10.
The telescopes have a 4.2-cm aperture and
a field of view of 26×26 degrees,
with a 4k×4k CCD. They are collecting
a large database of transients, covering
most of the sky.
KELT-North, in operation since 2005,
is at Winer Observatory in Arizona.
KELT-South began operation in 2009,
in South Africa.
As of 2019, 20 planet discoveries are claimed.
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