The ROTSE‐III Robotic Telescope System

@article{Akerlof2003TheRR,
  title={The ROTSE‐III Robotic Telescope System},
  author={C. Akerlof and M. C. B. Ashley and D. Casperson and H. Epps and R. Kehoe and S. Marshall and K. McGowan and T. McKay and M. Phillips and E. Rykoff and J. Schier and D. Smith and W. T. Vestrand and P. Wozniak and J. Wren},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={2003},
  volume={115},
  pages={132-140}
}
  • C. Akerlof, M. C. B. Ashley, +12 authors J. Wren
  • Published 2003
  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • The observation of a prompt optical flash from GRB 990123 convincingly demonstrated the value of autonomous robotic telescope systems. Pursuing a program of rapid follow-up observations of gamma- ray bursts, the Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment (ROTSE) has developed a next-generation instrument, ROTSE-III, that will continue the search for fast optical transients. The entire system was designed as an economical robotic facility to be installed at remote sites throughout the world… CONTINUE READING
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