LOTIS: GRB follow-up observations at early times

H. S. Park, R. A. Porrata, G. G. Williams, E. Ables, D. L. Band, S. D. Barthelmy, R. M. Bionta, T. L. Cline, G. J. Fishman, N. Gehrels, D. Hartmann, K. Hurley, C. Kouveliotou, C. A. Meegan

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Abstract

LOTIS is an automated wide field-of-view telescope system capable of responding to GRB events as early as 10 s after a trigger from the GCN which rapidly distributes coordinates from the BeppoSAX, BATSE and RXTE instruments. Measurements of optical activity at these early times will provide important clues to the GRB production mechanism. In over two year's of operation, LOTIS has responded to 40 GCN triggers including GRB 971227 within 10 s and GRB 980703 within 5 hours. We report results from these events and constraints on simultaneous optical signals during these GRBs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-578
Number of pages2
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series
Volume138
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1999

Keywords

  • Gamma-rays: bursts

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Park, H. S., Porrata, R. A., Williams, G. G., Ables, E., Band, D. L., Barthelmy, S. D., Bionta, R. M., Cline, T. L., Fishman, G. J., Gehrels, N., Hartmann, D., Hurley, K., Kouveliotou, C., & Meegan, C. A. (1999). LOTIS: GRB follow-up observations at early times. Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, 138(3), 577-578. https://doi.org/10.1051/aas:1999360