30 September 2004 The REM telescope: a robotic multiwavelength facility
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Abstract
The REM Observatory, recently installed and commissioned at la Silla Observatory Chile, is the first moderate aperture robotic telescope able to cover simultaneously the visible-NIR (0.45-2.3 microns) wavelength range. His very fast pointing and his full robotization makes it an ideal observing facility for fast transients. The high throughput Infrared Camera and the Visible imaging spectrograph simultaneously fed by a dichroic allows to collect high S/N data in an unprecedented large spectral range on a telescope of this size. The REM observatory is an example of a versatile and agile facility necessary complement to large telescopes in fileds in which rapid response and/or target pre-screening are necessary. We give in this paper an overview of the Observatory and its performances with emphasis to the innovative technical solution adopted to reach such performances.
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Filippo Maria Zerbi, Filippo Maria Zerbi, Guido Chincarini, Guido Chincarini, Gabriele Ghisellini, Gabriele Ghisellini, Marcello Rodono, Marcello Rodono, Gino Tosti, Gino Tosti, Lucio A. Antonelli, Lucio A. Antonelli, Paolo Conconi, Paolo Conconi, Stefano Covino, Stefano Covino, Giuseppe Cutispoto, Giuseppe Cutispoto, Emilio Molinari, Emilio Molinari, Luciano Nicastro, Luciano Nicastro, Eliana Palazzi, Eliana Palazzi, } "The REM telescope: a robotic multiwavelength facility", Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551145; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551145
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