Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope

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Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope
ObservatoryLick Observatory Edit this on Wikidata
Location(s)Mount Hamilton, California, US
Coordinates37°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 Edit this at Wikidata
Telescope styleOptical telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Diameter76 cm (2 ft 6 in) Edit this at Wikidata
Websiteastron.berkeley.edu/~bait/kait.html Edit this at Wikidata
Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope is located in the US
Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope
Location of Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope

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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