n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - First science with SALT : news notes

Volume 65, Issue 9_10
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... october 2006 123 First Science with SALT The announcement of first science with SALT very appropriately coincided with the opening of the 26th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Prague, which was shortly after the paper had been accepted for publication by the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The observation demonstrates some of the unique capabilities of SALT and its purpose-built instrumentation. This type of work is not possible with any other large telescope and gives a "text book" demonstration of our understanding of so called "polars". SALT's massive light collecting power, combined with ..

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