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KELT

(Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope)
(pair of telescopes searching 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 4.2-cm aperture and a field of view of 26×26 degrees, with a 4k×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. As of 2019, 20 planet discoveries are claimed.


(survey,transits,automated,all sky,transients)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilodegree_Extremely_Little_Telescope
http://keltsurvey.org/
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018haex.bookE.128P/abstract
https://exoplanetarchive.ipac.caltech.edu/docs/KELT.html
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KELTKELT-10 

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