30 September 2004 REM: a fully robotic telescope for GRB observations
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The Rapid Eye Mount (REM) telescope is an ambitious project devoted to the prompt observations, in the optical and Near Infrared (NIR), of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) whose high energy emission is mainly detected by the Swift satellite. The system is able to immediately react to a GRB alert and perform observations, data reduction and analyses, distributing GRB counterparts in a timescale of tens of seconds. Apart from GRB observations, REM can also drive autonomous observations of a variety of targets as X-ray transients, flare stars, etc. We describe here how REM can manage all these tasks robotically, taking into account environmental and scientific parameters as seeing, visibility, target priority, etc.
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Stefano Covino, Stefano Covino, Mauro Stefanon, Mauro Stefanon, Giorgio Sciuto, Giorgio Sciuto, Alberto Fernandez-Soto, Alberto Fernandez-Soto, Gino Tosti, Gino Tosti, Filippo Maria Zerbi, Filippo Maria Zerbi, Guido Chincarini, Guido Chincarini, Lucio A. Antonelli, Lucio A. Antonelli, Paolo Conconi, Paolo Conconi, Giuseppe Cutispoto, Giuseppe Cutispoto, Emilio Molinari, Emilio Molinari, Luciano Nicastro, Luciano Nicastro, Marcello Rodono, Marcello Rodono, } "REM: a fully robotic telescope for GRB observations", Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551532; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551532
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