Multicolor Active Galactic Nuclei Monitoring

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Multicolor Active Galactic Nuclei Monitoring or MAGNUM was a project completed in 2008, that used a 2 meter (78.7 inch) telescope at Haleakala, Hawaii.[1] The project started in 1995, and with telescope observations starting in 2000 for the scientific study of active galactic nuclei.[2] It was run by the University of Tokyo, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, and Australian National University.[1][3] MAGNUM was one of the telescopes that observed a cosmic explosion billions of years away in 2005.[4] The telescope was used for a long-term study of the size of the universe;[5] for example it studied the Seyfert 1 galaxies NGC 5548, NGC 4051, NGC 3227, and NGC 7469[6] The telescope was located at the Haleakala Observatory and was installed in north dome previously used by LURE.[1]

This was an astronomy project that used an automated telescope to look for AGN at visible and near infrared wavelengths.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Haleakalā High Altitude Observatory Site Management Plan" (PDF). University of Hawai‘i Institute for Astronomy. 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^ The Astrophysical Journal, 639:46–63, 2006 March 1 "Reverberation Measurements of the Inner Radius of the Dust Torus in Nearby Seyfert 1 Galaxies"
  7. ^ Kobayashi, Y.; Yoshii, Y.; Minezaki, T. (2004-10-01). "MAGNUM project: four years of operation of the fully automated observatory". Astronomische Nachrichten. 325 (6-8): 537–539. doi:10.1002/asna.200410275. ISSN 1521-3994.