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Volume 152, 2017Wide-Field Variability Surveys: A 21st Century Perspective – 22nd Los Alamos Stellar Pulsation – Conference Series Meeting
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Surveys and the future: The way ahead|
|Published online||08 September 2017|
Stellar variability from Dome A, Antarctica
1 Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012, China
2 Chinese Academy of Sciences South America Center for Astronomy, China-Chile Joint Center for Astronomy, Camino El Observatorio #1515, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
3 Chinese Center for Antarctic Astronomy, Nanjing 210008, China
4 Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
5 Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
6 School of Physics, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, Australia
7 Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology, Nanjing 210042, China
8 Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 100875, China
9 Australian Astronomical Observatory, NSW 1710, Australia
10 Center for Astrophysics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA
11 Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin 300074, China
12 Polar Research Institute of China, Pudong, Shanghai 200136, China
13 Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
14 School of Astronomy and Space Science and Key Laboratory of Modern Astronomy and Astrophysics in Ministry of Education, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
Published online: 8 September 2017
The Antarctic plateau is one of the best observing sites on the surface of the Earth thanks to its extremely cold, dry, stable and transparent atmosphere conditions. Various astronomical activities are underway there and the Chinese Center for Antarctic Astronomy (CCAA) is dedicated to developing Antarctic astronomy at the highest point, Dome A or the Chinese Kunlun station. So far a large number of images have been collected from a 14.5-cm quad-telescope called the Chinese Small Telescope ARray (CSTAR) and the first two of a trio of 50-cm Antarctic Survey Telescopes (AST3-1 and AST3-2).
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