Title: Researchers Acknowledge Contributions in Study of AT2022tsd and Flares
In a ground-breaking study of AT2022tsd and its flares, researchers have expressed their gratitude to numerous individuals and organizations for their invaluable contributions. The study, which delved into various aspects of the celestial phenomenon, benefitted greatly from the insights of experts in multiple fields, exemplifying the collaborative nature of modern scientific research.
Experts in physical origin, VLA calibration and imaging, Swift observations, Chandra data reduction, Keck ToO observations, ALMA calibration and imaging, and optical time-series analysis all played a vital role in shaping the study’s findings. Their extensive knowledge and guidance ensured a comprehensive investigation into the perplexing nature of AT2022tsd.
Assistance poured in from individuals associated with the Lulin staff, the US National Science Foundation, the G.R.E.A.T. research environment, the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), and the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. The study was also supported by multiple funding sources, including European Research Council (ERC) grants, the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, the DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship, the Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan), the UK Space Agency, and grants from various institutions.
To conduct their research, the team utilized an array of advanced telescopes and observatories around the world. Observations were carried out with instruments such as the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope, the 60-inch telescope at Palomar Observatory, the ZTF project, the Pan-STARRS1 Surveys (PS1), the ATLAS project, the Liverpool Telescope, ULTRASPEC at the Thai National Observatory, the SEDM on the Kitt Peak 84-inch telescope, the GROWTH-India Telescope (GIT), the 6.5-m Magellan Telescopes, the Nordic Optical Telescope, the W. M. Keck Observatory, the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), the Submillimeter Array, ALMA, and the IRAM Interferometer NOEMA.
Furthermore, the study benefitted from data obtained from various sources, including the UK Swift Science Data Centre, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and software provided by the Chandra X-ray Center (CXC). These resources played a pivotal role in the analysis and interpretation of the research, contributing to its overall depth and accuracy.
The team’s expression of gratitude is a testament to the collaborative and interconnected nature of scientific inquiry. It highlights the essential role played by experts and organizations from around the world in pushing the boundaries of our understanding of extraordinary celestial events like AT2022tsd.
Note: The list of acknowledgments has been condensed and summarized for brevity and clarity.