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East Asian Meeting on Astronomy
October 14(Mon)-18(Fri), 2013
NCU, Taiwan

Oral Presentation

Fast photometry at the Thai 2.4m telescope

Author(s): Andrea Richichi (NARIT) Vik Dhillon (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom) Puji Irawati (NARIT) Saran Poshyachinda (NARIT) Agnieszka Slowikowska (University of Zielona Gora, Poland) Boonrucksar Soonthornthum (NARIT)

Presenter: Andrea Richichi (National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT))

Thanks to an ideal combination of telescope size,
geographical location and instrumentation, the new
Thai 2.4m national telescope (TNT) is ideally suited
to carry out fast photometric observations of phenomena
such as transits, occultations, oscillations, flickering,
pulsars and others. We will discuss some of the
science drivers and some selected results in this
exciting, and often neglected, area of research.
We will then describe the available instrumentation,
which includes fast cameras in drift scan and
subarray mode, the new ULTRASPEC state-of-the-art
fast EMCCD camera, and the plans for the even faster
OPTIMA instrument which utilizes SPAD detectors.
Such research topics often require networked observations,
and NARIT is open to collaborations especially in
the East Asian region.

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