Instrumentation of LOTIS: Liver more optical transient imaging system; A fully automated wide-field-of-view telescope system searching for simultaneous optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts

H. S. Park, E. Ables, S. D. Barthelmy, R. M. Bionta, L. L. Ott, E. L. Parker, George G Williams

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Abstract

LOTIS is a rapidly slewing wide-field-of-viewtelescope which was designed and constructed to search for simultaneous gamma-ray burst (GRB) optical counterparts. This experiment requires a rapidly slewing (< 10 sec), wide-field-of-view(> 15°), automatic and dedicated telescope. LOTIS utilizes commercial tele-photo lenses and custom 2048 × 2048 CCD cameras to view a 17.6 × 17.6° field of view. It can point to any part of the sky within 5 sec and is fully automated. It is connected via Internet socket to the GRB coordinate distribution network which analyzes telemetry from the satellite and delivers GRB coordinate information in real-time. LOTIS started routine operation in Oct. 1996. In the idle time between GRB triggers, LOTIS systematically surveys the entire available sky every night for new optical transients. This paper will describe the system design and performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages658-664
Number of pages7
Volume3355
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Astronomical Instrumentation - Kona, HI, United States
Duration: Mar 26 1998Mar 26 1998

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OtherOptical Astronomical Instrumentation
CountryUnited States
CityKona, HI
Period3/26/983/26/98

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Keywords

  • Automatic telescope
  • Gamma-ray bursts
  • Wide-field-of-view telescope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Park, H. S., Ables, E., Barthelmy, S. D., Bionta, R. M., Ott, L. L., Parker, E. L., & Williams, G. G. (1998). Instrumentation of LOTIS: Liver more optical transient imaging system; A fully automated wide-field-of-view telescope system searching for simultaneous optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3355, pp. 658-664) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.316790

Instrumentation of LOTIS : Liver more optical transient imaging system; A fully automated wide-field-of-view telescope system searching for simultaneous optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts. / Park, H. S.; Ables, E.; Barthelmy, S. D.; Bionta, R. M.; Ott, L. L.; Parker, E. L.; Williams, George G.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3355 1998. p. 658-664.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Park, HS, Ables, E, Barthelmy, SD, Bionta, RM, Ott, LL, Parker, EL & Williams, GG 1998, Instrumentation of LOTIS: Liver more optical transient imaging system; A fully automated wide-field-of-view telescope system searching for simultaneous optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3355, pp. 658-664, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, Kona, HI, United States, 3/26/98. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.316790
Park HS, Ables E, Barthelmy SD, Bionta RM, Ott LL, Parker EL et al. Instrumentation of LOTIS: Liver more optical transient imaging system; A fully automated wide-field-of-view telescope system searching for simultaneous optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3355. 1998. p. 658-664 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.316790
Park, H. S. ; Ables, E. ; Barthelmy, S. D. ; Bionta, R. M. ; Ott, L. L. ; Parker, E. L. ; Williams, George G. / Instrumentation of LOTIS : Liver more optical transient imaging system; A fully automated wide-field-of-view telescope system searching for simultaneous optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3355 1998. pp. 658-664
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