Korea Microlensing Telescope Network    


The observation time for the KMTNet primary science, i.e., Galactic bulge monitoring, has already been allocated. The bottom figure shows the bulge observing time by red line between February 20 and October 22, which is about 46% of the total observing time, as well as the non-bulge one by blue line. The monitoring data are used for the following science cases.

1) Search for exoplanets using the microlensing method
2) Search for transiting exoplanets
3) Search for variable objects
4) Data mining in search for asteroids and comets


The non-bulge season was open to the Korean astronomical community and the following seven programs have been selected. These programs were scheduled to use the observation time of about 34% until 2019.

1) Supernova research using the KMTNet facility
2) The KMTNet Deep Ecliptic Patrol of the SOUTHern sky: The DEEP-SOUTH-survey and physical characterization of asteroids and comets
3) Deep wide-field imaging of nearby galaxies
4) Detection and physical characterization of ultra-faint Milky-Way satellite galaxies in the southern hemisphere
5) BVI,Ha photometric survey of the Magellanic Clouds
6) KMTNet Intensive Nearby southern Galaxy group Survey (KINGS)
7) Probing the vicinity of supermassive black holes with AGN variability


The other non-bulge time is used for collaboration with host countries (i.e. Chile, South Africa, and Australia) and allocated for the director/engineering time.

Observation time for the southern KMTNet sites. The red line represents the Galactic bulge period.

Time last modified: 2020-04-03 / 11:24:24