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    The KELT-North survey telescope is located at Winer Observatory in Arizona. The telescope is a wide-field, small aperture system optimized for imaging bright stars.

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Mamiya 645 80mm f/1.9

42.0 mm

4096 x 4096

Apogee AP16E

9.0 microns

26.0 x 26.0 degrees

23.0 arcsec/pixel

Paramount ME

    The telescope was installed at Winer in 2004, and science observations began in 2005. The system is designed to conduct each night’s observations automatically without human supervision. Over the course of a year, the telescope images 13 survey fields in a strip around the sky centered at a declination of +30 degrees.

    Winer Observatory is located outside of Sonoita, AZ, and is owned and operated by Mark Trueblood. Winer hosts several robotic telesopces, including DEMONEX - one of the several telescopes used for photometric follow-up of KELT-North planet candidates. Since KELT-North is robotic, the images taken by the telescope each night are stored in an on-site hard-drive. Every three to four months this hard-drive is changed out and mailed to Ohio State, where the images are processed and reduced into lightcurves.