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Re: A Wile Speculation
The MACHO Project took two-color data and used to see such things
occasionally. The single events inevitably had solar-like colors and
were asteroids near their stationary points! Note that we used template
positions for photometry and so such objects had to be within a resolving
element of a template star to be seen. In bulge fields we were pretty
much confusion-limited so this didn't exclude too many such events!
Since we were only looking at positions near the galactic center,
there were defined seasons for stationary point asteroid detections!
Thanks for posting that info - I'll have a look.
On Mon, 19 May 2003, Tom Droege wrote:
> Let us suppose that there is something out there going "Flash" on the time
> scale of gamma ray bursts. That is several milliseconds to several seconds.
> Who would see these flashers?
> Sloan immediately comes to mind. But they are drift scanning. They do not
> make simultaneous measurements in multiple filters. Someone here may know,
> but there must me a number of seconds between their different filter
> George Turner has told us the immediate reaction to a single channel bright
> hit. Assume it is a cosmic ray and throw the data out.
> Is anyone else but tass taking dual channel data?
> Tom Droege
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