This large SALT program is aimed at studying “things that go bang in the night”, namely transient objects in the Universe which either are newly discovered objects, or known objects who suddenly change their appeatance. Such things include binary stars with accreting compact companions, many of them X-ray or gamma ray sources, eruptive stars which suddenly brighten, black holes systems, including active galaxies powered by them, and all manner of explosions including the most energetic of all, gamma ray bursts.
Scientific papers using data produced by SALT.View publications
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RECENT OBSERVATIONS *
Chemically peculiar Am stars observed by TESS satellite
Surface Chemistry of Peculiar Hot Subdwarfs
Long term programme: searching for new chemically peculiar stars in the southern hemisphere
* Observation titles do not imply any actual discoveries.View more observations