Michael C. B. Ashley

M.S. Caltech., B.Sc., Ph.D. ANU

Professor in the School of Physics at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


Research Interests

Teaching 2006

PHYS2020 Computational Physics
PHYS2969 Physics of Measurement
PHYS3160 Astrophysics of stars
PHYS3630 Electronics

Web pages

PLATO at Dome A
PLATO-A at Dome A
PLATO-F at Dome F
PLATO-R at Ridge A
Using an Iridium phone with GNU/Linux and PPP
C programming course and tutorial
The Automated Patrol Telescope
Superb seeing at Dome C
The AASTINO
The AASTO
ROTSE hardware manual
South Pole Diary 2004
South Pole Diary 2001
South Pole Diary 1995

Mail address:

Prof. M. Ashley
School of Physics
The University of New South Wales
SYDNEY 2052
Australia

Courier address:

Prof. M. Ashley
School of Physics, Physics Store
Room 61, Old Main Building
Gate 14, Barker Street
RANDWICK
UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052
Australia

Email: m.ashley@unsw.edu.au; phone +61 2 9385 5465; fax +61 2 9385 6060

Office location:

Room 137, first floor, Old Main Building. The Old Main Building is directly in front of you when you enter UNSW from Gate 14, Barker Street. When you get to the first floor you will need to enter the locked glass doors of the Astro Dept - use the phone on the wall to dial my extension 55465.

Opportunities for internships, practicums, research training, work experience, apprenticeships, scholarships

I am sorry, but I do not have any money available to pay for your travel/visa/accommodation/scholarship/university fees/living expenses/medical insurance etc. I will only reply to e-mails if (1) you have your own funding, and (2) provide evidence of an exceptionally strong undergraduate record. You should also search the UNSW website for information on Practicums.

Research results, January 2012: a terahertz observatory in Antarctica

PLATO-R, the PLATeau Observatory for Ridge A, is a self-contained automated platform for conducting year-round experiments completely robotically from the Antarctic plateau. It is the result of a scientific collaboration between the University of Arizona and the University of New South Wales.

PLATO-R runs without any human intervention on site. In fact, the closest person is 928 km away and there is no possibility of any maintenance to PLATO-R until January 2013. PLATO-R has to generate its own electricity and heat, and is responsible for its own internet connectivity. The observatory supports HEAT, a 0.6m terahertz telescope built by the University of Arizona.

PLATO-R was taken to Ridge A by members of the University of Arizona and University of New South Wales, over a three day period beginning on 20 January 2012.

Research results, 2008-2012: PLATO and PLATO-A

PLATO, the PLATeau Observatory for Dome A, is a collaboration between our group at the University of New South Wales and a number of institutions in China and the US.

Research results, June 2006: the possible detection of Kuiper Belt Objects

With my PhD student George Georgevits and Will Saunders of the Anglo-Australian Observatory, we believe we have detected the signature of hundreds of Kuiper Belt Objects through stellar occultations. George presented the results at a workshop in Catania in early July 2006. More details are in this News Focus article from Science, and in my interview on Robyn Williams' Science show. Image credit: DAN DURDA/FIAAA showing the collision between two Kuiper Belt Objects.

Research results, June 2006: a prompt optical detection of a gamma-ray burst by ROTSE-IIIa

On 5 June 2006, the UNSW ROTSE-IIIa telescope at Siding Spring Observatory responded to an alert from the Swift satellite and within 5.4 seconds had taken its first image. We reported our detection to the GCN e-mail exploder within 9 minutes. The figure shows the ROTSE-IIIa observations in red, the Swift/BAT gamma-ray observations in blue, and the Swift x-ray observations in green. This is just one of a handful of gamma-ray bursts that have been observed in the optical at such early times. The burst has a redshift of 3.8.

Recent research results, May 2006: the discovery of a significant K7V eclipsing binary system with the Automated Patrol Telescope

Here is the light curve of UNSW TR-2, obtained with the Automated Patrol Telescope. Spectroscopic follow-up shows that this is an eclipsing binary system with two K7Ve stars. Only 6 other similar systems are known that give well-constrained radii and masses for such low mass stars. This is important since theory underestimates the radii of these stars by 10%. UNSW TR-2 also shows an asymmetry in the timing of the secondary eclipse that could be due to the presence of a planetary system.  More details are in our MNRAS paper Young et al., 2006, A New Detached K7 Dwarf Eclipsing Binary System, MNRAS, 370, 1529–1533.

The following image shows what the binary star system UNSW-TR-2 could look like rising above the Malabar headland in Sydney. The star diameters, separation, and colours are approximately correct.


Research results, September 2004: the discovery of superb astronomical seeing during wintertime at Dome C, Antarctica

Using a completely robotic observatory, the AASTINO, built at UNSW, we made the first wintertime astronomical seeing measurements from Dome C in 2004. These showed that the average seeing was 0.27 arcseconds, and the seeing was better than 0.15 arcseconds for 25% of the time. More details are in our Nature paper: Lawrence, Ashley, Tokovinin, and Travouillon, 2004, Exceptional astronomical seeing conditions above Dome C in Antarctica, Nature, 431, 278–281, and on our web site.

The AASTINO is the green structure in the image below, which shows Concordia station at Dome C, Antarctica.


The image on the left below is a simulation of a star field as observed from the best existing observatory sites; the image in the middle is the same star field as observed from Dome C. To see as many stars from a mid-latitude observatory, you would need to build a telescope 2.5 times bigger, which would cost ten times as much, and would give the image on the right, which makes the stars look brighter but doesn't improve the sharpness of the image.

Mid-latitude view


Dome C view
View with a 2.5x larger
mid-latitude telescope


Publications

Patents

[P1] Ashley, M. C. B., 2003, CCD readout method, Australian patent 759445.

Category A (refereed journals or other publications of eminence in the discipline (e.g., Proc. SPIE))

[A132] Burton, M. G., Ashley, M. C. B., Braiding, C. , Storey, J. W. V., Kulesa, C., Hollenbach, D. J., Wolfire, M., Glück, C., Rowell, G., 2014, The Carbon Inventory in a Quiescent, Filamentary Molecular Cloud in G328, Astrophysical Journal, 782, 72.

[A131] Ashley, M. C. B., 2013, The care and feeding of an Antarctic telescope, Physics Today, 66, 050000.

[A130] Wang, L., Macri, L. M., Wang, L., Ashley, M. C. B., Cui, X., Feng, L.-L., Gong, X., Lawrence, J. S. , Liu, Q., Luong-Van, D., Pennypacker, C. R. and Shang, Z., Storey, J. W. V., Yang, H., Yang, J., Yuan, X. , York, D. G., Zhou, X., Zhu, Z., Zhu, Z., 2013, Photometry of Variable Stars from Dome A, Antarctica: Results from the 2010 Observing Season, Astronomical Journal, 146, 139.

[A129] Okita, H., Ichikawa, T., Ashley, M. C. B., Takato, N., Motoyama, H., 2013, Excellent daytime seeing at Dome Fuji on the Antarctic plateau, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 554, L5.

[A128] Moore, A. M., Ahmed, S., Ashley, M. C. B., Croner, E., Delacroix, A., Ebihara, Y., Fucik, J., Martin, D. C., Velur, V., Weatherwax, A., 2012, The Gattini South Pole UV experiment, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 8444

[A127] Ashley, M. C. B., Augarten, Y., Bonner, C. S., Burton, M. G., Bycroft, L., Lawrence, J. S., Luong-Van, D. M., McDaid, S., McLaren, C., Sims, G., Storey, J. W. V., 2012, PLATO-R: a new concept for Antarctic science, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 8444

[A126] Sims, G., Kulesa, C., Ashley, M. C. B., Lawrence, J. S., Saunders, W., Storey, J. W. V., 2012, Where is Ridge A?, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 8444

[A125] Sims, G., Ashley, M. C. B., Cui, X., Everett, J. R., Feng, L., Gong, X., Hengst, S., Hu, Z., Lawrence, J. S., Luong-Van, D. M., Moore, A. M., Riddle, R., Shang, Z., Storey, J. W. V., Tothill, N., Travouillon, T., Wang, L., Yang, H., Yang, J., Zhou, X., Zhu, Z., 2012, Airglow and Aurorae at Dome A, Antarctica, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 124, 637–649.

[A124] Sims, G., Ashley, M. C. B., Cui, X., Everett, J. R., Feng, L., Gong, X., Hengst, S., Hu, Z., Kulesa, C., Lawrence, J. S., Luong-van, D. M., Ricaud, P., Shang, Z., Storey, J. W. V., Wang, L., Yang, H., Yang, J., Zhou, X., Zhu, Z., 2012, Precipitable Water Vapor above Dome A, Antarctica, Determined from Diffuse Optical Sky Spectra, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 124, 74–83.

[A123] Tremblin, P., Minier, V., Schneider, N., Durand, G. A., Ashley, M. C. B., Lawrence, J. S., Luong-van, D. M., Storey, J. W. V., Durand, G. A., Reinert, Y., Veyssiere, C., Walter, C., Ade, P., Calisse, P. G., Challita, Z., Fossat, E., Sabbatini, L., Pellegrini, A., Ricaud, P., Urban, J., 2011, Site testing for submillimetre astronomy at Dome C, Antarctica, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 535, A112.

[A122] Wang, L., Macri, L. M., Krisciunas, K., Wang, L., Ashley, M. C. B., Cui, X., Feng, L.-L., Gong, X., Lawrence, J. S., Liu, Q., Luong-Van, D., Pennypacker, C. R., Shang, Z., Storey, J. W. V., Yang, H., Yang, J., Yuan, X., York, D. G., Zhou, X., Zhu, Z., 2011, Photometry of Variable Stars from Dome A, Antarctica, The Astronomical Journal, 142, 155.

[A121] Kastendieck, M. A., Ashley, M. C. B., Horns, D., 2011, Long-term optical variability of PKS 2155-304, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 531, A123.

[A120] Sarty, G. E., Szalai, T., Kiss, L. L., Matthews, J. M., Wu, K., Kuschnig, R., Guenther, D. B., Moffat, A. F. J., Rucinski, S. M., Sasselov, D., Weiss, W. W., Huziak, R., Johnston, H. M., Phillips, A., Ashley, M. C. B. , 2010, The γ-ray binary LS 5039: mass and orbit constraints from MOST observations, MNRAS, 1789–1797.

[A119] Bonner, C. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Cui, X., Feng, L., Gong, X., Lawrence, J. S., Luong-van, D. M., Shang, Z., Storey, J. W. V., Wang, L., Yang, H., Yang, J., Zhou, X., Zhu, Z., 2010, Thickness of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Above Dome A, Antarctica, during 2009, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 122, 1122–1131.

[A118] Pandey, S. B., Swenson, C. A., Perley, D. A., Guidorzi, C., Wiersema, K., Malesani, D., Akerlof, C., Ashley, M. C. B., Bersier, D., Cano, Z., Gomboc, A., Ilyin, I., Jakobsson, P., Kleiser, I. K. W., Kobayashi, S., Kouveliotou, C., Levan, A. J., McKay, T. A., Melandri, A., Mottram, C. J., Mundell, C. G., O'Brien, P. T., Phillips, A., Rex, J. M., Siegel, M. H., Smith, R. J., Steele, I. A., Stratta, G., Tanvir, N. R., Weights, D., Yost, S. A., Yuan, F., Zheng, W. , 2010, GRB 090902B: Afterglow Observations and Implications, Astrophysical Journal, 714, 799–804.

[A117] Zou, H., Zhou, X., Jiang, Z., Ashley, M. C. B., Cui, X., Feng, L., Gong, X., Hu, J., Kulesa, C. A., Lawrence, J. S., Liu, G., Luong-Van, D. M., Ma, J., Moore, A. M., Pennypacker, C. R., Qin, W., Shang, Z., Storey, J. W. V., Sun, B., Travouillon, T., Walker, C. K., Wang, J., Wang, L., Wu, J., Wu, Z., Xia, L., Yan, J., Yang, J., Yang, H., Yao, Y., Yuan, X., York, D. G., Zhang, Z., Zhu, Z., 2010, Sky Brightness and Transparency in the i-band at Dome A, Antarctica, erratum, Astronomical Journal, 140, 602–611.

[A116] Luong-van, D. M., Ashley, M. C. B., Cui, X., Everett, J. R., Feng, L., Gong, X., Hengst, S., Lawrence, J. S., Storey, J. W. V., Wang, L., Yang, H., Yang, J., Zhou, X., Zhu, Z., 2010, Performance of the autonomous PLATO Antarctic Observatory over two full years, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 7733, 77331T–77331T-8

[A115] Bonner, C. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Bradley, S. G., Cui, X., Feng, L., Gong, X., Lawrence, J. S., Luong-van, D. M., Shang, Z., Storey, J. W. V., Wang, L., Yang, H., Yang, J., Zhou, X., Zhu, Z., 2010, Snodar: 2009 performance at Dome A, Antarctica, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 7733, 77334A–77334A-6

[A114] Moore, A. M., Ahmed, S., Ashley, M. C. B., Barreto, M. K., Cui, X., Delacroix, A., Feng, L., Gong, X., Lawrence, J., Luong-van, D. M., Martin, D. C., Riddle, R., Rowley, N., Shang, Z., Storey, J. W. V., Tothill, N. F. H., Travouillon, T., Wang, L., Yang, H., Yang, J., Zhou, X., Zhu, Z., 2010, Gattini 2010: cutting edge science at the bottom of the world, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 7733, 77331S–77331S-12

[A113] Sims, G., Ashley, M. C. B., Cui, X., Everett, J. R., Feng, L., Gong, X., Hengst, S., Hu, Z., Lawrence, J. S., Luong-van, D. M., Shang, Z., Storey, J. W. V., Wang, L., Yang, H., Yang, J., Zhou, X., Zhu, Z., 2010, Optical sky brightness at Dome A, Antarctica, from the Nigel experiment, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 7733, 77334M–77334M-9

[A112] Ashley, M. C. B., Bonner, C. S., Everett, J. R., Lawrence, J. S., Luong-van, D., McDaid, S., McLaren, C., Storey, J. W. V., 2010, Future development of the PLATO Observatory for Antarctic science, Proc. SPIE, 7735, 773540–773540-6

[A111] Yang, H., Kulesa, C. A., Walker, C. K., Tothill, N. F. H., Yang, J., Ashley, M. C. B., Cue, X., Feng, L., Lawrence, J. S., Luong-Van, D. M., Storey, J. W. V., Wang, L., Zhou, X., and Zhu, Z., 2010, Exceptional terahertz transparency and stability above Dome A, Antarctica, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 122, 490–494.

[A110] Yuan, F., Schady, P., Racusin, J. L., Willingale, R., Kruhler, T., O'Brien, P. T., Greiner, J., Oates, S. R., Rykoff, E. S., Aharonian, F., Akerlof, C. W., Ashley, M. C. B., Barthelmy, S. D., Filgas, R., Flewelling, H. A., Gehrels, N., Göğüş, E., Güver, T., Horns, D., Kızıloğlu, Ü., Krimm, H. A., McKay, T. A., Özel, M. E., Phillips, A., Quimby, R. M., Rowell, G., Rujopakarn, W., Schaefer, B. E., Vestrand, W. T., Wheeler, J. C., Wren, J., 2010, GRB 081008: from burst to afterglow and the transition phase in between, Astrophysical Journal, 711, 870–880.

[A109] Zhou, X., Fan, Z., Jiang, Z., Ashley, M. C. B., Cui, X., Feng, L., Gong, X., Hu, J., Kulesa, C. A., Lawrence, J. S., Liu, G., Luong-Van, D. M., Ma, J., Moore, A. M., Qin, W., Shang, Z., Storey, J. W. V., Sun, B., Travouillon, T., Walker, C. K., Wang, J., Wang, L., Wu, J., Wu, Z., Xia, L., Yan, J., Yang, J., Yang, H., Yuan, X., York, D., Zhang, Z., Zhu, Z., 2010, The First Release of the CSTAR Point Source Catalog from Dome A, Antarctica, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 122, 347–353.

[A108] Hengst, S., Luong-Van, D. M., Everett, J. R., Lawrence, J. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Castel, D., and Storey, J. W. V., 2009, A small, high-efficiency diesel generator for high-altitude use in Antarctica, International Journal of Energy Research, DOI: 10.1002/er.1995.

[A107] Bonner, C. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Lawrence, J. S., Luong-Van, D. M., and Storey, J. W. V., 2009, Snodar: An acoustic radar for atmospheric turbulence profiling with 1m resolution, Acoustics Australia, 37, 47–51.

[A106] Lawrence, J. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Hengst, S., Luong-Van, D. M., Storey, J. W. V., Yang, H., Zhou, X., and Zhu, Z., 2009, The PLATO Dome A site testing observatory: power generation and control systems, Review of Scientific Instruments, 80, 064501-1–064501-10.

[A105] Travouillon, T., Jolissaint, L., Ashley, M. C. B., Lawrence, J. S., Storey, J. W. V., 2009, Overcoming the Boundary Layer Turbulence at Dome C: Ground-Layer Adaptive Optics versus Tower, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 121, 668–679.

[A104] Rykoff, E. S., Aharonian, F., Akerlof, C. W., Ashley, M. C. B., Barthelmy, S. D., Flewelling, H. A., Gehrels, N., Göğüş, E., Güver, T., Kızıloğlu, Ü., Krimm, H. A., McKay, T. A., Özel, M., Phillips, A., Quimby, R. M., Rowell, G., Rujopakarn, W., Schaefer, B. E., Smith, D. A., Vestrand, W. T., Wheeler, J. C., Wren, J., Yuan, F., Yost, S. A., 2009, Looking Into the Fireball: ROTSE-III and Swift Observations of Early Gamma-ray Burst Afterglows, Astrophysical Journal, 702, 489–505.

[A103] Lawrence, J. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Bailey, J., Barrado y Navascues, D., Bedding, T. R., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bond, I., Bruntt, H., Burton, M. G., Cioni, M.-R., Eiroa, C., Epchtein, N., Kiss, L., Lagage, P. O., Minier, V., Mora, A., Olsen, K., Persi, P., Saunders, W., Stello, D., Storey, J. W. V., Tinney, C., Yock, P., 2009, The Science Case for PILOT III: the Nearby Universe, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 26, 415–438.

[A102] Lawrence, J. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Bunker, A., Bouwens, R., Burgarella, D., Burton, M. G., Gehrels, N., Glazebrook, K., Pimbblet, K., Quimby, R., Saunders, W., Storey, J. W. V., Wheeler, J. C., 2009, The Science Case for PILOT II: the Distant Universe, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 26, 397–414.

[A101] Lawrence, J. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Bailey, J., Barrado y Navascues, D., Bedding, T. R., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bond, I., Boulanger, F., Bouwens, R., Bruntt, H., Bunker, A., Burgarella, D., Burton, M. G., Busso, M., Coward, D., Cioni, M.-R., Durand, G., Eiroa, C., Epchtein, N., Gehrels, N., Gillingham, P., Glazebrook, K., Haynes, R., Kiss, L., Lagage, P. O., Le Bertre, T., Mackay, C., Maillard, J. P., McGrath, A., Minier, V., Mora, A., Olsen, K., Persi, P., Pimbblet, K., Quimby, R., Saunders, W., Schmidt, B., Stello, D., Storey, J. W. V., Tinney, C., Tremblin, P., Wheeler, J. C., Yock, P., 2009, The Science Case for PILOT I: Summary and Overview, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 26, 379–396.

[A100] Saunders, W., Lawrence, J. S., Storey, J. W. V., Ashley, M. C. B., Kato, S., Minnis, P., Winker, D. M., Liu, G., Kulesa, C., 2009, Where Is the Best Site on Earth? Domes A, B, C, and F, and Ridges A and B, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 121, 976–992.

[A99] Derekas, A., Kiss, L. L., Bedding, T. R., Ashley, M. C. B., Csák, B., Danos, A., Fernandez, J. M., Fűrész, G., Mészáros, S., Szabó, G. M., Szakáts, R., Székely, P., Szatmáry, K., 2009, Binarity and multiperiodicity in high-amplitude δ Scuti stars, MNRAS, 394, 995–1008.

[A98] Yang, H., Allen, G., Ashley, M.C.B., Bonner, C.S., Bradley, S., Cui, X., Everett, J.R., Feng, L., Gong, X., Hengst, S., Hu, J., Jiang, Z., Kulesa, C.A., Lawrence, J.S., Li, Y., Luong-Van, D., McCaughrean, M.J., Moore, A.M., Pennypacker, C., Qin, W., Riddle, R., Shang, Z., Storey, J.W.V., Sun, B., Suntzeff, N., Tothill, N.F.H., Travouillon, T., Walker, C.K., Wang, L., Yan, J., Yang, J., York, D., Yuan, X., Zhang, X., Zhang, Z., Zhou, X., and Zhu, Z., 2009, The PLATO Dome A Site-Testing Observatory: Instrumentation and First Results, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 121, pp.174–184.

[A97] Lawrence, J., Ashley, M., Storey, J., Jolissiant, L, and Travouillon, T., 2008, Adaptive optics sky coverage for Dome C telescopes, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 120, pp.1119–1127.

[A96] Luong-Van, D. M., Ashley, M. C. B., Everett, J. R., Lawrence, J. S., Storey, J. W. V., 2008, PLATO control and robotics, Proc. SPIE, 7019, 70192U-1–70192U-10

[A95] Yuan, X., Cui, X., Liu, G., Zhai, F., Gong, X., Zhang, R., Xia, L., Hu, J., Lawrence, J. S., Yan, J., Storey, J. W. V., Wang, L., Feng, L., Ashley, M. C. B., Zhou, X., Z.,, Jiang, and Zhu, Z., 2008, Chinese Small Telescope ARray (CSTAR) for Antarctic Dome A, Proc. SPIE, 7012, 70124G-1–70124G-8

[A94] Hengst, S., Allen, G. R., Ashley, M. C. B., Everett, J. R., Lawrence, J. S., Luong-Van, D. M., and Storey, J. W. V., 2008, PLATO power: a robust low environmental impact power generation system for the Antarctic plateau, Proc. SPIE, 7012, 70124E-1–70124E-10.

[A93] Miziarski, S., Ashley, M. C. B., Smith, G., Barden, S., Dawson, J., Horton, A., Saunders, W., Brzeski, J., Churilov, V., Klauser, U., Waller, L., Mayfield, D., Correll, D., Phillips, A., and Whittard, D., 2008, Big innovations in a small instrument: technical challenges in a new CCD system design for the Automated Patrol Telescope, Proc. SPIE, 7018, 70184G-1–70184G-10.

[A92] Bonner, C. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Lawrence, J. S., Storey, J. W. V., Luong-Van, D. M., and Bradley, S. G., 2008, Snodar: a new instrument to measure the height of the boundary layer on the Antarctic plateau, Proc. SPIE, 7014, 70146I-1–70146I-7.

[A91] Kulesa, C. A., Walker, C. K., Schein, M., Golish, D., Tothill, N., Siegel, P., Weinreb, S., Jones, G., Bardin, J., Jacobs, K., Martin, C. L., Storey, J., Ashley, M., Lawrence, J., Luong-Van, D., Everett, J., Wang, L., Feng, L., Zhu, Z., Yan, J., Yang, J., Zhang, X.-G., Cui, X., Yuan, X., Hu, J., Xu, Z., Jiang, Z., Yang, H., Li, Y., Sun, B., Qin, W., and Shang, Z., 2008, Pre-HEAT: submillimeter site testing and astronomical spectra from Dome A, Antarctica, Proc. SPIE, 7012, 701249-1–701249-11.

[A90] Lawrence, J. S., Allen, G. R., Ashley, M. C. B., Bonner, C., Bradley, S., Cui, X., Everett, J. R., Feng, L., Gong, X., Hengst, S., Hu, J., Jiang, Z., Kulesa, C. A., Li, Y., Luong-Van, D., Moore, A. M., Pennypacker, C., Qin, W., Riddle, R., Shang, Z., Storey, J. W. V., Sun, B., Suntzeff, N., Tothill, N. F. H., Travouillon, T., Walker, C. K., Wang, L., Yan, J., Yang, J., Yang, H., York, D., Yuan, X., Zhang, X. G., Zhang, Z., Zhou, X., and Zhu, Z., 2008, The PLATO Antarctic site testing observatory, Proc. SPIE, 7012, 701227-1–701227-12.

[A89] Moore, A., ..., Ashley, M. C. B., ... (47 other authors), 2008, Gattini: a multisite campaign for the measurement of sky brightness in Antarctica, Proc. SPIE, 7012, 701226-1–701226-10.

[A88] Christiansen, J. L., Derekas, A., Kiss, L. L., Ashley, M. C. B., Curran, S. J., Hamacher, D. W., Hidas, M. G., Thompson, M. R., Webb, J. K., Young, T. B. , 2008, The University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search: a catalogue of variable stars from fields observed between 2004 and 2007, MNRAS, 385, 1749–1763.

[A87] Christiansen, J. L., Derekas, A., Ashley, M. C. B., Webb, J. K., Hidas, M. G., Hamacher, D. W., and Kiss, L. L., 2007, The first high-amplitude δ Scuti star in an eclipsing binary system, MNRAS, 382, 239–244.

[A86] Lawrence, J. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Burton, M. G., Storey, J. W. V., 2007, Dome C's Atmospheric Conditions: Implications for Astronomy, Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics, 31, 221–227.

[A85] Yost, S. A., Aharonian, F., Akerlof, C. W., Ashley, M. C. B., Barthelmy, S., Gehrels, N., Göğüş, E., Güver, T., Horns, D., Kızıloğlu, Ü., Krimm, H. A., McKay, T. A., Özel, M., Phillips, A., Quimby, R. M., Rowell, G., Rujopakarn, W., Rykoff, E. S., Schaefer, B. E., Smith, D. A., Swan, H. F., Vestrand, W. T., Wheeler, J. C., Wren, J., Yuan, F., 2007, The Dark Side of ROTSE-III Prompt GRB Observations, Astrophysical Journal, 669, 1107–1114.

[A84] Ruiz-Velasco, A. E., Swan, H., Troja, E., Malesani, D., Fynbo, J. P. U., Starling, R. L. C., Xu, D., Aharonian, F., Akerlof, C., Andersen, M. I., Ashley, M. C. B., Barthelmy, S. D., Bersier, D., Castro Cerón, J. M., Castro-Tirado, A. J., Gehrels, N., Göğüş, E., Gorosabel, J., Guidorzi, C., Güver, T., Hjorth, J., Horns, D., Huang, K. Y., Jakobsson, P., Jensen, B. L., Kızıloğlu, Ü., Kouveliotou, C., Krimm, H. A., Ledoux, C., Levan, A. J., Marsh, T., McKay, T., Melandri, A., Milvang-Jensen, B., Mundell, C. G., O'Brien, P. T., Özel, M., Phillips, A., Quimby, R., Rowell, G., Rujopakarn, W., Rykoff, E. S., Schaefer, B. E., Sollerman, J., Tanvir, N. R., Thöne, C. C., Urata, Y., Vestrand, W. T., Vreeswijk, P. M., Watson, D., Wheeler, J. C., Wijers, R. A. M. J., Wren, J., Yost, S. A., Yuan, F., Zhai, M., Zheng, W. K., 2007, Detection of GRB 060927 at z = 5.47: Implications for the Use of Gamma-Ray Bursts as Probes of the End of the Dark Ages, Astrophysical Journal, 669, 1–9.

[A83] Yost, S. A., Swan, H. F., Rykoff, E. S., Aharonian, F., Akerlof, C. W., Alday, A., Ashley, M. C. B., Barthelmy, S., Burrows, D., Depoy, D. L., Dufour, R. J., Eastman, J. D., Forgey, R. D., Gehrels, N., Göğüş, E., Güver, T., Halpern, J. P., Hardin, L. C., Horns, D., Kızıloğlu, Ü., Krimm, H. A., Lepine, S., Liang, E. P., Marshall, J. L., McKay, T. A., Mineo, T., Mirabal, N., Özel, M., Phillips, A., Prieto, J. L., Quimby, R. M., Romano, P., Rowell, G., Rujopakarn, W., Schaefer, B. E., Silverman, J. M., Siverd, R., Skinner, M., Smith, D. A., Smith, I. A., Tonnesen, S., Troja, E., Vestrand, W. T., Wheeler, J. C., Wren, J., Yuan, F., Zhang, B., 2007, Exploring Broadband GRB Behavior during γ-Ray Emission, Astrophysical Journal, 657, 925–941.

[A82] Lawrence, J. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Burton, M. G., and Storey, J. W. V., 2007, Dome C atmospheric conditions: implications for astronomy, Acta Astronomica Sinica, 48, 48–53.

[A81] Yost, S. A., Aharonian, F.,Akerlof, C. W., Ashley, M. C. B., Barthelmy, S., Gehrels, N., Göğüş, E., Güver, T., Horns, D., Kızıloğlu, U., Krimm, H. A., McKay, T. A., Özel, M., Phillips, A., Quimby, R. M., Rowell, G., Rujopakarn, W., Rykoff, E. S., Schaefer, B. E., Smith, D. A., Swan, H. F., Vestrand, W. T., Wheeler, J. C., Wren, J., and Yuan, F., 2006, Status of the ROTSE-III telescope network, Astronomische Nachrichten, 327, 803–805.

[A80] Shankland, P. D., Rivera, E. J., Laughlin, G., Blank, D. L., Price, A., Gary, B., Bissinger, R., Ringwald, F., White, G., Henry, G. W., McGee, P., Wolf, A. S., Carter, B., Lee, S., Biggs, J., Monard, B., and Ashley, M. C. B., 2006, On the search for transits of the planets orbiting Gl 876, Astrophysical Journal, 653, 700–707.

[A79] Moore, A., Aristidi, E., Ashley, M., Busso, M., Candidi, M., Everett, J., Kenyon, S., Lawrence, J., Luong-Van, D., Phillips, A., Le Roux, B., Ragazzoni, R., Salinari, P., Storey, J., Taylor, M., Tosti, G., and Travouillon, T., 2006, Ground-layer turbulence profiling using a lunar SHABAR, Proc. SPIE, 6269, 62695U-1–62695U-9.

[A78] Young, T. B., Hidas, M. G., Webb, J. K., Ashley, M. C. B., Chistiansen, J. L., Derekas, A. and Nutto, C., 2006, A New Detached K7 Dwarf Eclipsing Binary System, MNRAS, 370, 1529–1533.

[A77] York, D. G., Wang, L., Pennypacker, C., Cui, X., Cappellaro, E., Blouke, M., Lamb, D., Storey, J. W. V., Malina, R., Ashley, M. C. B., Basa, S., Zhou, X., Hu, J., Yuan, X., Harper, D., Sandford, D., Lawrence, J. S., and Thorburn, J., 2006, A large array of telescopes in Antarctica with all-sky imaging every 5 seconds, Proc. SPIE, 6267, 62671F-1–62671F-16.

[A76] Kenyon, S. L., Ashley, M. C. B., Everett, J. R., Lawrence, J. S., and Storey, J. W. V., 2006, Nigel and the optical sky brightness at Dome C, Antarctica, Proc. SPIE, 6267, 62671M-1–62671M-9.

[A75] Moore, A., Aristidi, E., Ashley, M., Busso, M., Candidi, M., Everett, J., Kenyon, S., Lawrence, J., Luong-Van, D., Phillips, A., Le Roux, B., Ragazzoni, R., Salinari, P., Storey, J., Taylor, M., Tosti, G., and Travouillon, T., 2006, The Gattini cameras for optical sky brightness measurements in Antarctica, Proc. SPIE, 6267, 62671N-1–62671N-11.

[A74] Lawrence, J. S., Ashley, M. C. B., , Burton, M. G., Cui, X., Everett, J. R., Indermuehle, B. T., Kenyon, S. L., Luong-Van, D., Moore, A. M., Storey, J. W. V., Tokovinin, A., Travouillon, T., Pennypacker, C., Wang, L., and York, D., 2006, Site testing Dome A, Antarctica, Proc. SPIE, 6267, 62671L-1–62671L-9.

[A73] Storey, J. W. V., Angel, J. R. P., Lawrence, J. S., Hinz, P., Ashley, M. C. B., and Burton, M. G., 2006, LAPCAT: the Large Antarctic Plateau Clear-Aperture Telescope, Proc. SPIE, 6267, 62671E-1–62671E-11.

[A72] Kenyon, S. L., Lawrence, J. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Storey, J. W. V., Tokovinin, A., and Fossat, E., 2006, Atmospheric scintillation at Dome C, Antarctica: implications for photometry and astrometry, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 118, 924–932.

[A71] Quimby, R. M., Rykoff, E. S., Yost, S. A., Aharonian, F., Akerlof, C. W., Alatalo, K., Ashley, M. C. B., Göğüş, E., Güver, T., Horns, D., Kehoe, R. L., Kızıloğlu, U., Mckay, T. A., Özel, M., Phillips, A., Schaefer, B. E., Smith, D. A., Swan, H. F., Vestrand, W. T., Wheeler, J. C., and Wren, J., 2006, Early-Time Observations of the GRB 050319 Optical Transient, Astrophysical Journal, 640, 402–406.

[A70] Rykoff, E. S., Mangano, V., Yost, S. A., Sari, R., Aharonian, F., Akerlof, C. W., Ashley, M. C. B., Barthelmy, S. D., Burrows, D. N., Gehrels, N., Göğüş, E., Güver, T., Horns, D., Kızıloğlu, U., Krimm, H. A., McKay, T. A., Özel, M., Phillips, A., Quimby, R. M., Rowell, G., Rujopakarn, W., Schaefer, B. E., Smith, D. A., Swan, H. F., Vestrand, W. T., Wheeler, J. C., Wren, J., and Yuan, F., 2006, The Anomalous Early Afterglow of GRB 050801, Astrophysical Journal, 638, L5–8.

[A69] Yost, S. A., Alatalo, K., Rykoff, E. S., Aharonian, F., Akerlof, C. W., Ashley, M. C. B., Blake, C. H., Bloom, J. S., Boettcher, M., Falco, E. E., Göğüş, E., Güver, T., Halpern, J. P., Horns, D., Joshi, M., Kızıloğlu, U., McKay, T. A., Mirabal, N., Özel, M., Phillips, A., Quimby, R. M., Rujopakarn, W., Schaefer, B. E., Shields, J. C., Skrutskie, M., Smith, D. A., Starr, D. L., Swan, H. F., Szentgyorgyi, A., Vestrand, W. T., Wheeler, J. C., and Wren, J., 2006, Optical Light Curve and Cooling Break of GRB 050502A, Astrophysical Journal, 636, 959–966.

[A68] Rykoff, E. S., Yost, S. A., Krimm, H. A., Aharonian, F., Akerlof, C. W., Alatalo, K., Ashley, M. C. B., Barthelmy, S. D., Gehrels, N., Göğüş, E., Güver, T., Horns, D., Kızıloğlu, U., McKay, T. A., Özel, M., Phillips, A., Quimby, R. M., Rujopakarn, W., Schaefer, B. E., Smith, D. A., Swan, H. F., Vestrand, W. T., Wheeler, J. C., and Wren, J., 2005, Prompt Optical Detection of GRB 050401 with ROTSE-IIIa, Astrophysical Journal, 631, L121–124.

[A67] Hidas, M. G., Ashley, M. C. B., Webb, J. K., Irwin, M., Phillips, A., Toyozumi, H., Derekas, A., Christiansen, J. L., Nutto, C., and Crothers, S., 2005, The University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search: methods and first results from a field centred on NGC 6633, MNRAS, 360, 703–717.

[A66] Phillips, A. and Ashley, M. C. B., 2005, Cloud imaging from meteorological satellites and its application to robotic observing, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 22, 306–310.

[A65] Burton, M. G., Lawrence, J., Ashley, M. C. B., Bailey, J. A., Blake, C., Bedding, T. R., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bond, I. A.,Glazebrook, K., Hidas, M. G., Lewis, G., Longmore, Maddison, S. T., Mattila, S., Minier, V., Ryder, S. D., Sharp, R., Smith, C. H., Storey, J. W. V., Tinney, C. G., Tuthill, P., Walsh, A. J., Walsh, W., Whiting, M., Wong, T., Woods, D. and Yock, P. C. M., 2005, Science Programs for a 2m-class Telescope at Dome C, Antarctica: PILOT, the Pathfinder for an International Large Optical Telescope, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 22, 199–235.

[A64] Toyozumi, H. and Ashley, M. C. B., 2005, Intra-pixel sensitivity variation, charge transfer inefficiency—results of CCD scans, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 22, 257–266.

[A63] Lawrence, J. S., Ashley, M. C. B., and Storey, J. W. V., 2005, A remote, autonomous laboratory for Antarctica with hybrid power generation, Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2, 1–12.

[A62] Rykoff, E. S., Aharonian, F., Akerlof, C. W., Alatalo, K., Ashley, M. C. B., Güver, T., Horns, D., Kehoe, R. L., Kızıloğlu, U., McKay, T. A., Özel, M., Phillips, A., Quimby, R. M., Schaefer, B. E., Smith, D. A., Swan, H. F., Vestrand, W. T., Wheeler, J. C., Wren, J., and Yost, S. A., 2005, A search for untriggered GRB afterglows with ROTSE-III, Astrophysical Journal, 631, 1032–1038.

[A61] Lawrence, J. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Tokovinin, A., and Travouillon, T., 2004, Exceptional astronomical seeing conditions above Dome C in Antarctica, Nature, 431, 278–281.

[A60] Rykoff, E. S., Smith, D. A., Price, P. A., Akerlof, C. W., Ashley, M. C. B., Bizyaev, D., Garradd, G. J., McKay, T. A., McNaught, R. H., Phillips, A., Quimby, R., Schaefer, B., Schmidt, B., Vestrand, W. T., Wheeler, J. C., and Wren, J., 2004, The Early Optical Afterglow of GRB 030418 and Progenitor Mass Loss, Astrophysical Journal, 601, 1013–1018.

[A59] Rykoff, E. S., Akerlof, C. W., Ashley, M. C. B., Göğüş, E., Güver, T., Kızıloğlu, U., McKay, T. A., Özel, M., Phillips, A., Quimby, R., Smith, D. A., Thorstensen, J. R., Vestrand, W. T., Wheeler, J. C., and Wren, J., 2004, Discovery of CVs ROTSE3 J151453.6+020934.2 and ROTSE3 J221519.8-003257.2, Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, 5559, 1.

[A58] Calisse, P. G., Ashley, M. C. B., Burton, M. G., Phillips, M. A., Storey, J. W. V., Radford, S. J. E., and Peterson, J. B., 2004, Submillimeter Site Testing at Dome C, Antarctica, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 21, 256–263.

[A57] Dempsey, J. T., Storey, J. W. V., Ashley, M. C. B., Burton, M. G., Calisse, P. G., and Jarnyk, M. A., 2004, AFOS: probing the UV-visible potential of the Antarctic plateau, Proc. SPIE, Volume 5492, 811–821.

[A56] Lawrence, J. S., Ashley, M. C., Kenyon, S., Storey, J. W., Tokovinin, A. A., Lloyd, James P., and Swain, M. R., 2004, A robotic instrument for measuring high altitude atmospheric turbulence from Dome C, Antarctica, Proc. SPIE, Volume 5489, 174–179.

[A55] Ashley, M. C. B., Burton, M. G., Lawrence, J. S., and Storey, J. W. V., 2004, Robotic telescopes on the Antarctic plateau, Astron. Nachr, No.6–8, 619–625.

[A54] Smith, D. A., Rykoff, E. S., Akerlof, C. W., Ashley, M. C., Bizyaev, D., McKay, T. A., Mukadam, A., Phillips, A., Quimby, R., Schaefer, B., Sullivan, D., Swan, H. F., Vestrand, W. T., Wheeler, J. C., and Wren, J., 2003, ROTSE-III Observations of the Early Afterglow from GRB 030329, Astrophysical Journal, 596, L151–154.

[A53] Travouillon, T., Ashley, M. C. B., Burton, M. G., Storey, J. W. V., Conroy, P., Hovey, G., Jarnyk, M., Sutherland, R., and Loewenstein, R. F., 2003, Automated Shack-Hartmann seeing measurements at the South Pole, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 409, 1169–1173.

[A52] Travouillon, T., Ashley, M. C. B., Burton, M. G., Storey, J. W. V., and Loewenstein, R. F., 2003, Atmospheric turbulence at the South Pole and its implications for astronomy, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 400, 1163–1172.

[A51] Akerlof, C. W., Ashley, M. C. B., Casperson, D. E., Epps, H. W., Kehoe, R. L., Marshall, S. L., McGowan, K. E., McKay, T. A., Phillips, M. A., Rykoff, E. S., Schier, J. A., Smith, D. A., Vestrand, W. T., Wozniak, P. R., and Wren, J. A., 2003, The ROTSE-III Robotic Telescope System, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 115, 132–140.

[A50] Smith, D. A., Akerlof, C., Ashley, M. C. B., Casperson, D., Gisler, G., Henden, A., Marshall, S., McGowan, K., McKay, T., Phillips, M. A., Rykoff, E., Shectman , S., Vestrand, W. T., and Wozniak, P., 2002, Discovery of the CV ROTSE3 J015118.59-022300.1, Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, 5226, 1.

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[A48] Lawrence, J. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Burton, M. G., and Storey, J. W. V., 2002, Design and performance of the Douglas Mawson telescope, Proc. SPIE, Volume 4836, 129–137.

[A47] Storey, J. W. V., Burton, M. G., and Ashley, M. C. B., 2002, Antarctica as a launchpad for space astronomy missions, Proc. SPIE, Volume 4835, 110–114.

[A46] Lawrence, J. S., Ashley, M. C. B., Burton, M. G., Calisse, P. G., Everett, J. R., Pernic, R. J., Phillips, A., and Storey, J. W. V., 2002, Operation of the Near Infrared Sky Monitor at the South Pole, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 19, 328–336.

[A45] Lazendic, J. S., Wardle, M., Burton, M. G., Yusef-Zadeh, F., Whiteoak, J. B., Green, A. J., and Ashley, M. C. B., 2002, Shocked molecular gas towards G359.1-0.5 and the Snake, MNRAS, 331, 537–544.

[A44] Rathborne, J. M., Burton, M. G., Brooks, K. J., Cohen, M., Ashley, M. C. B., and Storey, J. W. V., 2002, Photodissociation regions and star formation in the Carina nebula, MNRAS, 331, 85–97.

[A43] Yusef-Zadeh, F., Stolovy, S. R., Burton, M., Wardle, M., and Ashley, M. C. B., 2001, High spectral and spatial resolution HST observations of shocked molecular hydrogen at the Galactic Center, Astrophysical Journal, 560, 749–762.

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[A41] Lee, J-K, Walsh, A. J., Burton, M. G., Ashley, M. C. B., and Storey, J. W. V., 2001, Discovery of molecular hydrogen line emission associated with methanol maser emission, MNRAS, 324, 1102–1108.

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[B9] Smith, D., Akerlof, C., Ashley, M. C. B., Casperson, D., Gisler, G., Kehoe, R., Marshall, S., McGowan, K., McKay, T., Phillips, M. A., Rykoff, E., Vestrand, W. T., Wozniak, P., and Wren, J., 2001, The ROTSE-IIIa Telescope System, Gamma-ray burst and afterglow astronomy 2001: A Workshop Celebrating the First Year of the HETE Mission. AIP Conference Proceedings, 662, 514–516.

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[B3] Ashley, M. C. B., 1998, The near-IR and mid-IR sky background at the South Pole, Astronomical Society of the Pacific conference series, 141, 285–288, Proc. ASP Meeting, Chicago 30 June–2 July 1997 Eds. G. Novak and R.H. Landsberg.

[B2] Allen, L. E., Ashley, M. C. B., Ryder, S., Storey, J. W. V., Sun, Y--S, and Burton, M. G., 1997, IR Fabry-Perot imaging of NGC 3132, in IAU Symposium 180: Planetary Nebulae (Dordrecht: Kluwer), p205, ed. H. Habing and H. Lamers.

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