EAS Publications Series
Volume 14, 2005Dome C Astronomy and Astrophysics Meeting
|Page(s)||303 - 308|
|Published online||05 January 2006|
M. Giard, F. Casoli and F. Paletou (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 14 (2005) 303-308
Dome C as a setting for the Permanent All Sky Survey (PASS)
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, C. via Lactea S/N, 38200 La Laguna, Spain
2 School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St. Andrews, KY169SS Scotland, UK
3 SETI Institute, 515 N. Whisman Ave, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
The Permanent All Sky Survey (PASS) is a project for a continuous photometric survey of the entire celestial sphere with a high temporal resolution. Its major objectives are the detection of all giant-planet transits (with periods up to some weeks) across stars up to mag 10.5, and the delivery of continuous time series photometry that is useful for the study of any variable stars. For a southern instrument of PASS, Dome C offers two major advantages over mid-latitude sites: lower noises and greatly improved observational coverage. The simplicity of the instrument should make it fairly easily adaptable to the extreme low temperatures at that site.
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