The NOAO variable-sky project

T. Matheson, R. Blum, Buell Tomasson Jannuzi, T. Lauer, D. Norman, K. Olsen, S. Ridgway, A. Saha, R. Shaw, A. Walker

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Abstract

Modern time-domain surveys have demonstrated that finding variable objects is relatively straightforward. The problem now is one of selecting and following up discoveries. With even larger-scale surveys on the horizon, the magnitude of the problem will inevitably increase. One way to prepare for the coming deluge is to have realistic estimates of the numbers of potential detections so that resources can be developed to meet that need. To that end, astronomers at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) have begun a project to characterize the variable sky in terms of type of objects, distribution on the sky and range of variation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Pages361-363
Number of pages3
Volume7
EditionS285
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS285
Volume7
ISSN (Print)17439213
ISSN (Electronic)17439221

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Keywords

  • Surveys

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Matheson, T., Blum, R., Jannuzi, B. T., Lauer, T., Norman, D., Olsen, K., ... Walker, A. (2011). The NOAO variable-sky project. In Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union (S285 ed., Vol. 7, pp. 361-363). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 7, No. S285). https://doi.org/10.1017/S174392131200107X

The NOAO variable-sky project. / Matheson, T.; Blum, R.; Jannuzi, Buell Tomasson; Lauer, T.; Norman, D.; Olsen, K.; Ridgway, S.; Saha, A.; Shaw, R.; Walker, A.

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. Vol. 7 S285. ed. 2011. p. 361-363 (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 7, No. S285).

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Matheson, T, Blum, R, Jannuzi, BT, Lauer, T, Norman, D, Olsen, K, Ridgway, S, Saha, A, Shaw, R & Walker, A 2011, The NOAO variable-sky project. in Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. S285 edn, vol. 7, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, no. S285, vol. 7, pp. 361-363. https://doi.org/10.1017/S174392131200107X
Matheson T, Blum R, Jannuzi BT, Lauer T, Norman D, Olsen K et al. The NOAO variable-sky project. In Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. S285 ed. Vol. 7. 2011. p. 361-363. (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; S285). https://doi.org/10.1017/S174392131200107X
Matheson, T. ; Blum, R. ; Jannuzi, Buell Tomasson ; Lauer, T. ; Norman, D. ; Olsen, K. ; Ridgway, S. ; Saha, A. ; Shaw, R. ; Walker, A. / The NOAO variable-sky project. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. Vol. 7 S285. ed. 2011. pp. 361-363 (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; S285).
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