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.



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PUBLICATIONS

Scientific papers using data produced by SALT.

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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

* Observation titles do not imply any actual discoveries.

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