The ROTSE‐III Robotic Telescope System

@article{Akerlof2003TheRR,
  title={The ROTSE‐III Robotic Telescope System},
  author={Carl W. Akerlof and Robert Kehoe and Timothy A. Mckay and Eli S. Rykoff and D. A. Smith and Donald E. Casperson and Katherine E. McGowan and W. Thomas Vestrand and Przemyslaw Remigiusz Wozniak and James Wren and Michael C. B. Ashley and Matthew A. Phillips and Stuart L. Marshall and Harland W. Epps and J. Schier},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={2003},
  volume={115},
  pages={132 - 140}
}
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… 

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