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SEAS Survey

Stone Edge Observatory All Sky Survey

Welcome to the Stone Edge Observatory All Sky Survey program! We are very excited to be able to build out a map looking at the sky through the lens of the Stone Edge Observatory. The rich dataset that we build will enable us to achieve numerous science goals, including establishing a legacy refined data and  performing time series analyses of asteroids, comets, stellar proper motion, and supernovae. This will enable follow up observations, and the filling-in of parameter space inaccessible by higher tier research telescopes. 

Stone Edge Observatory near Sonoma, California (source: https://stoneedgeobservatory.com)

Our Potential Avenues:

Light Curve Photometry

Light curve photometry of asteroids, variable stars, exoplanets, and supernovae can help us determine how brightness varies with time, and how much survey resources should be dedicated to these types of observations.

Large Scale Structure

Understanding the “large scale structure” within the Milky Way by mapping out the stellar distribution of our galaxy. This can answer important science questions, like how the stellar density changes  moving toward the galactic plane, and how the number of stars changes with changes in brightness.

Parameter Space Exploration

High precision photometry using the SDSS photometric system involves measuring light from different sources, calculating the differences in magnitudes, and comparing to standard stars with known magnitudes. Accurate photometric data allows researchers to make redshift estimates that identify different stellar populations in the galaxy, and to compute the evolution of the galaxy bias at low redshift.

Publications:

ASP Proceedings 2020

Proceedings submission by GLAS for the SEAS Survey Project

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ASP Proceedings Submission 2021

Proceedings submission by GLAS for the SEAS Survey Project

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