17 July 2008 Ground-based complex for detection and investigation of fast optical transients in wide field
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To study short stochastic optical flares of different objects (GRBs, SNs, etc) of unknown localizations as well as NEOs it is necessary to monitor large regions of sky with high time resolution. We developed a system which consists of wide-field camera (FOW is 400-600 sq.deg.) using TV-CCD with time resolution of 0.13 s to record and classify optical transients, and a fast robotic telescope aimed to perform their spectroscopic and photometric investigation just after detection. Such two telescope complex TORTOREM combining wide-field camera TORTORA and robotic telescope REM operated from May 2006 at La Silla ESO observatory. Some results of its operation, including first fast time resolution study of optical transient accompanying GRB and discovery of its fine time structure, are presented. Prospects for improving the complex efficiency are given.
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Emilio Molinari, Emilio Molinari, Grigory Beskin, Grigory Beskin, Sergey Bondar, Sergey Bondar, Sergey Karpov, Sergey Karpov, Vladimir Plokhotnichenko, Vladimir Plokhotnichenko, Vjacheslav de-Bur, Vjacheslav de-Bur, Guiseppe Greco, Guiseppe Greco, Corrado Bartolini, Corrado Bartolini, Adriano Guarnieri, Adriano Guarnieri, Adalberto Piccioni, Adalberto Piccioni, "Ground-based complex for detection and investigation of fast optical transients in wide field", Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70122S (17 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788448; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788448

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