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Paper: Light Echoes of Ancient Transients with the Blanco 4m Telescope
Volume: 491, Fifty Years of Wide Field Studies in the Southern Hemisphere: Resolved Stellar Populations in the Galactic Bulge and the Magellanic Clouds
Page: 247
Authors: Rest, A.; Sinnott, B.; Welch, D. L.; Prieto, J. L.; Bianco, F. B.; Matheson, T.; Smith, R. C.; Suntzeff, N. B.
Abstract: For over a century, light echoes have been observed around variable stars and transients. The discovery of centuries-old light echoes from supernovae in the Large Magellanic Cloud has allowed the spectroscopic characterization of these events using modern instrumentation, even in the complete absence of any visual record of those events. Here we review the pivotal role the Blanco 4m telescope played in these discoveries.
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