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.
|Title:||recent GRBs observed with the 1.23m CAHA telescope and the status of the upgrade|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Advances in Astronomy|
|In Open Access:||Yes|
|In ISI Web of Science:||No|
|Publisher:||Hindawi Publishing Corporation|
|Keywords:||Gamma-Ray Bursts, CAHA, Remote Telescope System|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Space|
|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)|
|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:||26 Mar 2013 13:14|
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