EAS Publications Series
Volume 33, 20082nd ARENA Conference: The Astrophysical Science Cases at Dome C
|Page(s)||239 - 242|
|Published online||13 November 2008|
H. Zinnecker, N. Epchtein and H. Rauer (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 33 (2008) 239-242
Infrared Observations of Supernovae with IRAIT at Dome C
Dpto. Física Teórica y del Cosmos, Universidad de Granada, Spain
2 INAF–Osservatorio Astronomico di Collurania, Teramo, Italy
3 Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
4 Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Core collapse and thermonuclear supernovae are among the brightest objects in the Universe. However, although we have an ample knowledge of their optical properties, comparatively little is still known in the infrared. Dome C seems to be the best place on Earth for astronomical observations at infrared and submillimeter wavelengths. The telescope IRAIT (International Robotic Antarctic Infrared Telescope) will be the first European astronomical facility at Dome C, and it is planned to be fully operational by the end of 2008. IRAIT will be equipped with the AMICA camera for near- and mid- infrared imaging and photometry. As a key scientific project with IRAIT, we propose a long term study of near- (K) and mid- (LMNQ) infrared light curves of bright supernovae.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2008
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