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Steve Crawford
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SALT Status update for October 2015
Recent Scientific Papers ======================== The 2015 calendar year will top the number of 31 refereed SALT publications from 2014.  While waiting for the final tally, here is a list of SALT papers that have appeared since our last update in July: * Br...

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Phase II updates for 2015-2
** As a reminder, the Phase II deadline is 23 October 2015 ** Tips for Creating your Phase II proposal ======================================== Tips for creating your phase II proposal: When creating your phase II proposal for next semester, there is no nee...

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Southern African Large Telescope reveals too large a black hole
The  Southern African Large Telescope  (SALT), Africa’s most powerful eye on the sky, has been used to discover a supermassive black hole in the centre of a modest galaxy, SAGE0536AGN. All but the smallest galaxies are thought to harbour a black hole, but i...

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Great seeing in Sutherland
Here's more proof from Eric's great night of seeing in Sutherland:

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SALT Status Updates for March 2015
Janusz Kaluzny -------------- We are saddened by the untimely passing of Janusz Kaluzny on 6 March 2015.  Janusz, of the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center in Poland, was involved in SALT from its very first days, and throughout the project devoted his...

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News on RSS Throughput
A major cleaning of RSS optics took place in September/October 2014 during which optical coupling fluids in the collimator were replaced as well. Early pre-installation laser measurements and relative standard star measurements post-installation indicated a...

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This is forking awesome

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SALT long-slit spectroscopy of CTS C30.10: two- component Mg II line
The following is a guest post by  Justyna Modzelewska  from CAMK. Along with her collaborators, they have been using SALT to monitor the variability of high redshift quasars with the goal of eventually using these objets to help study Dark Energy.  The full...
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