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Acquisition of a robotic telescope for the Brazilian astronomical community

Grant number: 09/54202-8
Support Opportunities:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: August 01, 2010 - October 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Astronomical Instrumentation
Principal Investigator:Claudia Lucia Mendes de Oliveira
Grantee:Claudia Lucia Mendes de Oliveira
Host Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
As informações de acesso ao Equipamento Multiusuário são de responsabilidade do Pesquisador responsável
EMU web page: Página do Equipamento Multiusuário não informada
Type of equipment: Tipo de Equipamento Multiusuário não informado
Manufacturer: Fabricante não informado
Model: Modelo não informado

Abstract

The main goal of this application is to fund the acquisition of a 1.5-m robotic telescope to be installed at the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory (CTIO) for use by the astronomical communities of Brazil (90% of the time) and Chile (10% of the time). The telescope will be used, at first light, with a 1O.5k x 1O.5k pixel CCD camera, delivering a-50 x 50 arcmin2 field of view with a scale of 0.27 arcsec/pixel. It will be dedicated to long-term projects, targets of opportunity and follow-up of LSST discoveries. Particular attention will be placed on the selection of a sample of type Ia supemovae, using a set of contiguous narrow-band filters, and the study of variable stars using broader band filters. This new facility will also complement the science goals of the Brazilian l-m robotic telescope IMPACTON, extending its planned search for asteroids to the whole of the Southem hemisphere. This project is being developed in a c10se collaboration among the University of São Paulo (IAGIUSP), Inslituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Observatório Nacional (ON) and Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica (LNA). CTIO was chosen as the location for this robotic telescope because Brazil has access to two other telescopes on the same site, SOAR and Gemini; these three facilities will be highly complementary. The choice was also made in consideration of the infrastructure already available and the support from CTIO for operations and maintenance (on a cost recovery basis, see letter enc10sed from Dr. Chris Smith). If this proposal is approved and the robotic telescope is installed, its operation and maintenance will be assured by ON, through payment to NOAO, as stated in the letter by the director of ON, Dr. Sergio Fontes. As required by FAPESP, we are also attaching to this application a document approved by the highest Board of the PI's institute, describing the system to be used for distribution of observing time, similar to that adopted for all the other telescopes in Brazil and most telescopes worldwide, with the caveat that the robotic telescope will be mainly dedicated to a few long-term projects of high scientific interest to the community, as judged on an on-going basis. (AU)

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Scientific publications (18)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BOM, C. R.; CORTESI, A.; LUCATELLI, G.; DIAS, L. O.; SCHUBERT, P.; OLIVEIRA SCHWARZ, G. B.; CARDOSO, N. M.; LIMA, E. V. R.; DE OLIVEIRA, C. MENDES; SODRE, L.; et al. Deep Learning assessment of galaxy morphology in S-PLUS Data Release 1. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 507, n. 2, p. 1937-1955, . (19/26492-3, 09/54202-8, 19/10923-5, 19/11910-4)
CENARRO, A. J.; MOLES, M.; CRISTOBAL-HORNILLOS, D.; MARIN-FRANCH, A.; EDEROCLITE, A.; VARELA, J.; LOPEZ-SANJUAN, C.; HERNANDEZ-MONTEAGUDO, C.; ANGULO, R. E.; VAZQUEZ RAMIO, H.; et al. J-PLUS: The Javalambre Photometric Local Universe Survey. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 622, . (09/54202-8, 13/04582-4, 14/07684-5)
BARBOSA, C. E.; ZARITSKY, D.; DONNERSTEIN, R.; ZHANG, H.; DEY, A.; DE OLIVEIRA, C. MENDES; SAMPEDRO, L.; MOLINO, A.; COSTA-DUARTE, M. V.; COELHO, P.; et al. One Hundred SMUDGes in S-PLUS: Ultra-diffuse Galaxies Flourish in the Field. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES, v. 247, n. 2, . (18/21661-9, 11/51680-6, 18/24389-8, 19/23141-5, 18/05392-8, 19/11910-4, 09/54006-4, 16/12331-0, 16/17119-9, 09/54202-8, 16/21664-2)
MORA, MARCELO D.; TORRES-FLORES, SERGIO; FIRPO, VERONICA; HERNANDEZ-JIMENEZ, JOSE A.; URRUTIA-VISCARRA, FERNANDA; MENDES DE OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIA. Clues on Arp 142: The spiral-elliptical merger. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 488, n. 1, p. 830-846, . (09/54202-8)
MOLINO, A.; COSTA-DUARTE, V, M.; SAMPEDRO, L.; HERPICH, F. R.; SODRE JR, L.; MENDES DE OLIVEIRA, C.; SCHOENELL, W.; BARBOSA, C. E.; QUEIROZ, C.; LIMA, E. V. R.; et al. Assessing the photometric redshift precision of the S-PLUS survey: the Stripe-82 as a test-case. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 499, n. 3, p. 3884-3908, . (14/18632-6, 16/21664-2, 13/18245-0, 17/50277-0, 11/51680-6, 09/54202-8, 16/17119-9, 19/11910-4, 12/09716-6, 14/07684-5)
URRUTIA-VISCARRA, F.; TORRES-FLORES, S.; DE OLIVEIRA, C. MENDES; CARRASCO, E. R.; DE MELLO, D.; ARNABOLDI, M.. Star formation in low density H-I gas around the elliptical galaxy NGC 2865. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 606, . (09/54202-8, 16/17119-9)
WHITTEN, DEVIN D.; PLACCO, VINICIUS M.; BEERS, TIMOTHY C.; AN, DEOKKEUN; LEE, YOUNG SUN; ALMEIDA-FERNANDES, FELIPE; HERPICH, FABIO R.; DAFLON, SIMONE; BARBOSA, CARLOS E.; PEROTTONI, HELIO D.; et al. The Photometric Metallicity and Carbon Distributions of the Milky Way's Halo and Solar Neighborhood from S-PLUS Observations of SDSS Stripe 82. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 912, n. 2, . (16/12331-0, 18/21661-9, 09/54202-8, 19/26492-3, 18/20977-2, 19/11910-4, 18/21250-9)
BARBOSA, C. E.; ARNABOLDI, M.; COCCATO, L.; GERHARD, O.; MENDES DE OLIVEIRA, C.; HILKER, M.; RICHTLER, T.. Sloshing in its cD halo: MUSE kinematics of the central galaxy NGC 3311 in the Hydra I cluster. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 609, . (11/21325-0, 16/12331-0, 09/54202-8, 16/17119-9)
URRUTIA-VISCARRA, F.; TORRES-FLORES, S.; DE OLIVEIRA, C. MENDES; CARRASCO, E. R.; DE MELLO, D.; ARNABOLDI, M.. Star formation in low density H-I gas around the elliptical galaxy NGC 2865. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, v. 606, p. 7-pg., . (09/54202-8, 16/17119-9)
BARBOSA, C. E.; ARNABOLDI, M.; COCCATO, L.; GERHARD, O.; MENDES DE OLIVEIRA, C.; HILKER, M.; RICHTLER, T.. Sloshing in its cD halo: MUSE kinematics of the central galaxy NGC 3311 in the Hydra I cluster. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, v. 609, p. 19-pg., . (09/54202-8, 16/12331-0, 16/17119-9, 11/21325-0)
MAGALHAES, A. M.; DE OLIVEIRA, C. M.; CARCIOFI, A.; COSTA, R.; DAL PINO, E. M. G.; DIAZ, M.; FERRARI, T.; FERNANDEZ, C.; GOMES, A. L.; MARRARA, L.; et al. SOUTH POL: Revealing the Polarized Southern Sky. STELLAR POLARIMETRY: FROM BIRTH TO DEATH, v. 1429, p. 4-pg., . (09/54202-8, 10/19694-4)
MOLINO, A.; COSTA-DUARTE, M. V.; MENDES DE OLIVEIRA, C.; CENARRO, A. J.; LIMA NETO, G. B.; CYPRIANO, E. S.; SODRE, JR., L.; COELHO, P.; CHOW-MARTINEZ, M.; MONTEIRO-OLIVEIRA, R.; et al. J-PLUS: On the identification of new cluster members in the double galaxy cluster A2589 and A2593 using PDFs. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 622, . (09/54202-8, 14/11806-9, 12/00800-4, 09/54006-4, 11/51680-6, 14/13723-3, 14/18632-6, 16/05254-9)
ZANATTA, EMILIO J. B.; CORTESI, ARIANNA; CHIES-SANTOS, ANA L.; FORBES, DUNCAN A.; ROMANOWSKY, AARON J.; ALABI, ADEBUSOLA B.; COCCATO, LODOVICO; DE OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIA MENDES; BRODIE, JEAN P.; MERRIFIELD, MICHAEL. Chromodynamical analysis of lenticular galaxies using globular clusters and planetary nebulae. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 479, n. 4, p. 5124-5135, . (09/54202-8)
DIAZ, M. C.; MACRI, L. M.; GARCIA LAMBAS, D.; MENDES DE OLIVEIRA, C.; NILO CASTELLON, J. L.; RIBEIRO, T.; SANCHEZ, B.; SCHOENELL, W.; ABRAMO, L. R.; AKRAS, S.; et al. Observations of the First Electromagnetic Counterpart to a Gravitational-wave Source by the TOROS Collaboration. Astrophysical Journal Letters, v. 848, n. 2, . (09/54202-8)
MENDES DE OLIVEIRA, C.; RIBEIRO, T.; SCHOENELL, W.; KANAAN, A.; OVERZIER, R. A.; MOLINO, A.; SAMPEDRO, L.; COELHO, P.; BARBOSA, C. E.; CORTESI, A.; et al. The Southern Photometric Local Universe Survey (S-PLUS): improved SEDs, morphologies, and redshifts with 12 optical filters. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 489, n. 1, p. 241-267, . (16/12331-0, 18/21661-9, 09/54202-8, 14/11806-9, 18/02444-7, 16/23567-4, 16/21532-9, 11/51680-6, 17/23766-0, 17/01461-2, 14/07684-5, 16/21664-2, 14/13723-3, 16/17119-9, 14/18632-6)
MENDES DE OLIVEIRA, C.; AMRAM, P.; QUINT, BRUNO C.; TORRES-FLORES, S.; BARBA, R.; ANDRADE, D.. First results from SAM-FP: Fabry-Perot observations with ground-layer adaptive optics - the structure and kinematics of the core of 30 Doradus. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 469, n. 3, p. 3424-3443, . (09/54202-8)
MOLINO, A.; COSTA-DUARTE, M. V.; MENDES DE OLIVEIRA, C.; CENARRO, A. J.; LIMA NETO, G. B.; CYPRIANO, E. S.; SODRE, L., JR.; COELHO, P.; CHOW-MARTINEZ, M.; MONTEIRO-OLIVEIRA, R.; et al. J-PLUS: On the identification of new cluster members in the double galaxy cluster A2589 and A2593 using PDFs. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, v. 622, p. 14-pg., . (09/54202-8, 14/18632-6, 11/51680-6, 14/11806-9, 12/00800-4, 16/05254-9, 14/13723-3, 09/54006-4)
ALMEIDA-FERNANDES, F.; SAMPEDRO, L.; HERPICH, F. R.; MOLINO, A.; BARBOSA, C. E.; BUZZO, M. L.; OVERZIER, R. A.; DE LIMA, E. V. R.; NAKAZONO, L. M., I; OLIVEIRA SCHWARZ, G. B.; et al. Data Release 2 of S-PLUS: Accurate template-fitting based photometry covering similar to 1000 deg(2) in 12 optical filters. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 511, n. 3, p. 29-pg., . (09/54202-8, 16/12331-0, 19/01312-2, 18/09165-6, 19/10923-5, 19/26492-3, 20/00457-4, 19/23388-0, 14/10566-4, 18/20977-2, 19/11910-4, 19/26412-0, 11/51680-6, 18/21250-9, 17/18191-8)

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