Kiso Supernova Survey (KISS): Survey strategy

Tomoki Morokuma, Nozomu Tominaga, Masaomi Tanaka, Kensho Mori, Emiko Matsumoto, Yuki Kikuchi, Takumi Shibata, Shigeyuki Sako, Tsutomu Aoki, Mamoru Doi, Naoto Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Maehara, Noriyuki Matsunaga, Hiroyuki Mito, Takashi Miyata, Yoshikazu Nakada, Takao Soyano, Ken'ichi Tarusawa, Satoshi Miyazaki, Fumiaki NakataNorio Okada, Yuki Sarugaku, Michael W. Richmond, Hiroshi Akitaya, Greg Aldering, Ko Arimatsu, Carlos Contreras, Takashi Horiuchi, Eric Y. Hsiao, Ryosuke Itoh, Ikuru Iwata, Koji S. Kawabata, Nobuyuki Kawai, Yutaro Kitagawa, Mitsuru Kokubo, Daisuke Kuroda, Paolo Mazzali, Toru Misawa, Yuki Moritani, Nidia Morrell, Rina Okamoto, Nikolay Pavlyuk, Mark M. Phillips, Elena Pian, Devendra Sahu, Yoshihiko Saito, Kei Sano, Maximilian D. Stritzinger, Yutaro Tachibana, Francesco Taddia, Takaki Katsutoshi, Ken Tateuchi, Akihiko Tomita, Dmitry Tsvetkov, Takahiro Ui, Nobuharu Ukita, Yuji Urata, Emma S. Walker, Taketoshi Yoshii

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Abstract

The Kiso Supernova Survey (KISS) is a high-cadence optical wide-field supernova (SN) survey. The primary goal of the survey is to catch the very early light of a SN, during the shock breakout phase. Detection of SN shock breakouts combined with multi-band photometry obtained with other facilities would provide detailed physical information on the progenitor stars of SNe. The survey is performed using a 2 $.circ$2 × 2 $.circ$2 field-of-view instrument on the 1.05-m Kiso Schmidt telescope, the Kiso Wide Field Camera (KWFC). We take a 3-min exposure in g-band once every hour in our survey, reaching magnitude g ∼ 20-21. About 100 nights of telescope time per year have been spent on the survey since 2012 April. The number of the shock breakout detections is estimated to be of the order of 1 during our three-year project. This paper summarizes the KISS project including the KWFC observing setup, the survey strategy, the data reduction system, and CBET-reported SNe discovered so far by KISS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
Volume66
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 18

Keywords

  • Cosmology: observations
  • Supernovae: general
  • Surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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