This program aims to use the recently-commissioned high-precision spectropolarimetry mode of RSS to probe the prodigious mass-loss from certain massive evolved stars known as Wolf-Rayet stars which are in binary systems. These objects are possible progenitors of Gamma-Ray Bursts, which are the most energetic explosions yet known, and can be seen across the entire known universe.



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RECENT OBSERVATIONS *

  • 2019-1-MLT-007

    Probing the nature of TeV and neutrino candidate blazars

  • 2019-1-SCI-004

    Spectroscopic observations of candidate massive stars around the blue supergiant MN18

  • 2018-2-LSP-001

    Observing the Transient Universe

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