Super-LOTIS (Livermore Optical Transient Imaging System)

D. Pérz-Ramírez, H. S. Park, G. G. Williams

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Abstract

The 0.6-m Super-LOTIS telescope is a fully robotic system dedicated to the search for prompt optical emission from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). The telescope began routine operations from its Steward Observatory site atop Kitt Peak (KPNO) in April 2000. This system is capable of responding to the Gamma-ray burst Coordinate Network (GCN) triggers within seconds. Together with LOTIS, these systems have been monitoring the GCN real-time data for automatic HETE2 GRB triggers. We will summarize the current capabilities of the system and present recent scientific results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-668
Number of pages2
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Volume325
Issue number6-8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

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Keywords

  • Gamma rays
  • Telescopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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