24 October 2003 Apparatus to search for optical flashes of astronomical origin
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Proceedings Volume 5125, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.532368
Event: Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2002, 2002, Wilga, Poland
Abstract
An apparatus is proposed to search for optical flashes in the night sky with the time resolution of ~5s. The origin of the flashes could be the same as Gamma Ray Bursts observed by astronomers and attributed to the most powerful cataclysms ever observed. The apparatus called "π in the sky" covers large part of a visible sky hemisphere down to about 20 degrees above the horizon. It consists of 16 photo-lenses with 50 mm focal length, each equipped with CCD of 2000 × 2000 pixels. Significant part of data analysis is perfomred in real time.
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Grzegorz Wrochna, Grzegorz Wrochna, Lech Mankiewicz, Lech Mankiewicz, Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Rafal Salanski, Rafal Salanski, } "Apparatus to search for optical flashes of astronomical origin", Proc. SPIE 5125, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments, (24 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.532368; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.532368
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