Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope

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The Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope (KAIT) is an automated telescope used in the search for supernovae.

The KAIT is a computer-controlled reflecting telescope with a 76 cm mirror and a CCD camera to take pictures. It is located at the Lick Observatory near San Jose, California.

KAIT can take close to 100 images per hour and observe about 1000 galaxies a night.

Discoveries[1][edit]

Year Supernovae Novae Dwarf Novae Comets
1998 20 4 2 1
1999 40 1 7 1
2000 38 2 0 0
2001 68 3 0 0
2002 82 2 0 0
2003 95 5 0 0
2004 83 0 0 0
2005 82 0 0 0
2006 84 0 0 0
2007 69 0 0 0
2008 77 0 0 0
2009 54 0 0 0
2010 51 0 0 0

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Coordinates: 37°20′36.04″N 121°38′05.36″W / 37.3433444°N 121.6348222°W / 37.3433444; -121.6348222