KELT-South

Located in Sutherland, South Africa: 280km (174mi) northeast of Cape Town

The second KELT telescope, KELT-South, is located at the Sutherland observing station of the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO).  The KELT-South telescope sits in a custom-built enclosure that holds the telescope, the control computer, and all the support equipment. The photo below and to the right shows the telescope pointed at the sky in the daytime with the roof rolled off. The photo below and to the left is a closer view, showing the mount, camera, and lens.

KELT-South at Sutherland is located at latitude -32° 23′ 14″ and longitude 20° 48′ 42″ at an elevation of 1798m (5899 feet).

KELT-South telescope

This picture shows the KELT-South telescope at Sutherland.

TELESCOPE SPECS.

LensMamiya 645 80mm f/1.9
Aperture42 mm
CCD4096 x 4096 pixels, Apogee Alta U16M
Pixel Size9 microns
Field of View26 x 26 degrees
Plate Scale23 arcsec/pixel
MountParamount ME

Planets

KELT-4Ab

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KELT-10b

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KELT-11b

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KELT-13b / WASP-167b

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KELT-14b

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KELT-15b

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KELT-18b

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KELT-19Ab

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KELT-20b / MASCARA-2b

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KELT-21b

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News

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KELT website receives Award of Distinction at the 25th Annual Communicator Awards

Jun 07

We are honored to have received the Award of Distinction at the 25th Annual Communicator Awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts for this website, together with our web design partners at 3twenty9 Design, LLC.

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New 'hot Jupiter' with short orbital period discovered

Jul 12

(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers reports the discovery of a new "hot Jupiter" exoplanet with a short orbital period of just three and a half days. The newly detected giant planet, designated KELT-20b, circles a rapidly rotating star known as HD 185603 (or KELT-20). The finding was presented in a paper published July 5 on arXiv.org.

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Mysterious Stellar Eclipse Point To A Giant Ringed Gas Planet Surrounded By A Ring Of Dust

Jun 07

Scientists have discovered a giant ringed gas planet which is likely caused by a mysterious stellar eclipse. The planet has 50 times mass of Jupiter and it is surrounded by a ring of dust. According to researchers from the University of Warwick, this planet is hurtling around a star more than 1000 light years away from Earth.

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New 'hellish,' hot planet rivals most stars

Jun 06

Researchers recently discovered a strange, scorching-hot planet that is only slightly cooler than our sun.

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