The Liverpool Telescope automatic pipeline for real-time GRB afterglow detection

Gomboc, A. and Monfardini, A. and Guidorzi, C. and Mundell, C. G. and Mottram, C. J. and Fraser, S. N. and Smith, R. J. and Steele, I. A. and Carter, D. and Bode, M. F. and Newsam, A. M. (2005) The Liverpool Telescope automatic pipeline for real-time GRB afterglow detection. Il nuovo cimento C, 28 (4\5). pp. 727-730. ISSN 1826-9885

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The 2-m robotic Liverpool Telescope (LT) is ideally suited to the rapid follow-up of unpredictable and transient events such as GRBs. Our GRB follow-up strategy is designed to identify optical/IR counterparts in real time; it involves the automatic triggering of initial observations, on receipt of an alert from Gamma Ray Observatories HETE-2, INTEGRAL and Swift, followed by automated data reduction, analysis, OT identification and subsequent observing mode choice. The lack of human intervention in this process requires robustness at all stages of the procedure. Here we describe the telescope, its instrumentation and GRB pipeline.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at the “4th Workshop on Gamma-Ray Burst in the Afterglow Era”, Rome, October 18-22, 2004.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ground-based ultraviolet, optical and infrared telescopes ; Image processing (including source extraction) ; Remote observing techniques ; γ-ray sources; γ-ray bursts
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 15:23
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 15:23

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