STARE is an ongoing camapaign to monitor brightness changes in
southern active galaxies with the primary goal of measuring
the mass of the central black hole in each galaxy.
Spectroscopic monitoring is being carried out at the SMARTS
1.5m telescope at CTIO (Cerro Tololo Interamerican
Observatory) in Chile. Photometric monitoring is being
carried out through a worldwide network of small telescopes.
STARE is funded through a Research Initiation Grant awarded by
Georgia State University and by NASA through the Space
Telescope Science Institute.
If you are interested in contributing photometry, please look
through the pages on this site to learn about the targets, the
data requirements, and the background science. We look
forward to collaborating with you!
-- The STARE Team