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recent GRBs observed with the 1.23m CAHA telescope and the status of the upgrade

Gorosabel, Javier and Kubanek, Petr and Jelinek, Martin and Castro-Tirado, Alberto J. and de Ugarte Postido, Antonio and Castillo-Carrion, Sebastian and Guziy, Sergey and Cunniffe, Ronan and Fernandez, Matilde and Huelamo, Nuria and Terron, Victor and Morales, Nicolas and Ortiz, Jose Luis and Mottola, Stefano and Carsenty, Uri (2010) recent GRBs observed with the 1.23m CAHA telescope and the status of the upgrade. Advances in Astronomy, 2010 . Hindawi Publishing Corporation. DOI: 10.1155.2010.701534.

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We report on optical observations of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) followed up by our collaboration with the 1.23 m telescope located at the Calar Alto observatory. The 1.23 m telescope is an old facility, currently undergoing upgrades to enable fully autonomous response to GRB alerts. We discuss the current status of the control system upgrade of the 1.23 m telescope. The upgrade is being done by our group based on the Remote Telescope System, 2nd Version (RTS2), which controls the available instruments and interacts with the EPICS database of Calar Alto. (Our group is called ARAE (Robotic Astronomy & High-Energy Astrophysics) and is based on members of IAA (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía). Currently the ARAE group is responsible to develop the BOOTES network of robotic telescopes (Jelínek et al. 2009).) Currently the telescope can run fully autonomously or under observer supervision using RTS2. The fast reaction response mode for GRB reaction (typically with response times below 3 minutes from the GRB onset) still needs some development and testing. The telescope is usually operated in legacy interactive mode, with periods of supervised autonomous runs under RTS2. We show the preliminary results of several GRBs followed up with observer intervention during the testing phase of the 1.23 m control software upgrade.

Document Type:Article
Title:recent GRBs observed with the 1.23m CAHA telescope and the status of the upgrade
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Gorosabel, JavierIAA-CSIC, Granada, Spain
Kubanek, PetrIAA-CSIC, IPL
Jelinek, MartinIAA-CSIC
Castro-Tirado, Alberto J.IAA-CSIC
de Ugarte Postido, AntonioINAF, Merate, Italy
Castillo-Carrion, SebastianU. Malaga, Spain
Guziy, SergeyIAA-CSIC
Cunniffe, RonanIAA-CSIC
Fernandez, MatildeIAA-CSIC
Huelamo, NuriaLAEX-CAB, Madrid, Spain
Terron, VictorIAA-CSIC
Morales, NicolasIAA-CSIC
Ortiz, Jose LuisIAA-CSIC
Mottola, Stefanostefano.mottola@dlr.de
Carsenty, Uriuri.carsenty@dlr.de
Journal or Publication Title:Advances in Astronomy
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Kotani, Taroaa@hindawi.com
Publisher:Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Keywords:Gamma-Ray Bursts, CAHA, Remote Telescope System
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Asteroiden und Kometen (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Asteroids and Comets
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Uri Carsenty
Deposited On:02 Nov 2010 13:46
Last Modified:21 Jan 2014 03:02

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