Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope

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Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope
Observatory Lick Observatory Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates 37°20′36″N 121°38′05″W / 37.343344°N 121.634822°W / 37.343344; -121.634822Coordinates: 37°20′36″N 121°38′05″W / 37.343344°N 121.634822°W / 37.343344; -121.634822
Telescope style optical telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Diameter 76 cm (2 ft 6 in)
Website astron.berkeley.edu/~bait/kait.html

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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