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

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RECENT OBSERVATIONS *

  • 2018-2-LSP-001

    Observing the Transient Universe

  • 2019-1-MLT-005

    Spectral survey of candidate unusual nearby void dwarfs

  • 2019-1-GWE-005

    GW candidate

* Observation titles do not imply any actual discoveries.

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