Progress and Results from the Chinese Small Telescope ARray (CSTAR)
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In 2008 January the 24th Chinese expedition team successfully deployed the Chinese Small Telescope ARray (CSTAR) to Dome A, the highest point on the Antarctic plateau. CSTAR consists of four 14.5cm optical telescopes, each with a different filter (g, r, i and open) and has a 4.54.5 field of view (FOV). Based on the CSTAR data, initial statistics of astronomical observational site quality and light curves of variable objects were obtained. To reach higher photometric quality, we are continuing to work to overcome the effects of uneven cirrus cloud cirrus, optical ghosts and intra-pixel sensitivity. The snow surface stability is also tested for further astronomical observational instrument and for glaciology studies.
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
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Zhou, X. u., Ashley, M., Cui, X., Feng, L., Gong, X., Hu, J., ... Zou, H. u.
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Zhou, Xu||Ashley, MCB||Cui, Xiangqun||Feng, Longlong||Gong, Xuefei||Hu, Jingyao||Jiang, Zhaoji||Kulesa, CA||Lawrence, JS||Liu, Genrong||Luong-Van, DM||Ma, Jun||Macri, Lucas M||Meng, Zeyang||Moore, AM||Qin, Weijia||Shang, Zhaohui||Storey, JWV||Sun, Bo||Travouillon, T||Walker, CK||Wang, Jiali||Wang, Lifan||Wang, Lingzhi||Wang, Songhu||Wu, Jianghua||Wu, Zhenyu||Xia, Lirong||Yan, Jun||Yang, Ji||Yang, Huigen||Yao, Yongqiang||Yuan, Xiangyan||York, D||Zhang, Hui||Zhang, Zhanhai||Zhou, Jilin||Zhu, Zhenxi||Zou, Hu