Similar to most survey projects, we also have internal rules and regulations for the members who use the KMTNet system for their specific sciences. The users should follow the science policy of the KMTNet project.
- 1) The most important regulation is related with the detection of exoplanets. Because the primary goal of the KMTNet project is to search for exoplanets, all exoplanet candidates discovered from the KMTNet data should be told to and strictly kept within the KMTNet team before being announced to outside members/community privately or publicly. The team members will examine the observation data of the planet candidates and will decide further actions.
2) The regular proprietary period of the KMTNet data is one year. This period can be extended up to three years with the approval of the KMTNet advisory committee.
3) The papers based on the KMTNet data shall follow the guidelines for publications as below:
– All papers should include the word KMTNet in the title or abstract.
– The papers should include at least one KASI staff member as a co-author.
– The papers should cite at least one paper as a reference and should include the acknowledgements which are specified by the KMTNet team.
Kim, S.-L., Lee, C.-U., Park, B.-G., et al. 2016, KMTNet: A Network of 1.6m Wide-Field Optical Telescopes Installed at Three Southern Observatories, JKAS, 49, 37
Lee, C.-U., Kim, S.-L., Cha, S.-M., et al. 2014, Observational Performance of the KMTNet, Proceedings of the SPIE, 9145, 91453T
This research has made use of the KMTNet system operated by the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) and the data were obtained at three host sites of CTIO in Chile, SAAO in South Africa, and SSO in Australia.