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(Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope)
(pair of telescopes to search 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 4.2cm Aperture and a Field of View of 26 degrees by 26 degrees, with a 4k x 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.

(survey,transits,automated,all sky,transients)

Referenced by:
Astronomical Survey