BART 2001–2004: An intelligent robotic observatory

Jelínek, M. and Kubánek, P. and Nekola, M. (2005) BART 2001–2004: An intelligent robotic observatory. Il nuovo cimento C, 28 (4\5). pp. 735-738. ISSN 1826-9885

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BART is a robotic observatory located at the Astronomical Institute in Ondrejov, Czech Republic. It is a relatively low-cost (25 cm + two wide-field lenses) device developed for rapid follow-ups of GRBs. Since 2001 when it started to observe, it has done several such observations. Meanwhile, photometric monitoring tasks are performed, using an intelligent selection algorithm. Not only the telescope is automatic, the entire observatory does not require human presence: system prepares the schedule, observes, registers the images and stores them into database without human intervention: human assistance is reduced to maintenance and weather checking. BART is a primary developing platform for RTS2, the robotic telescope operation software, which allows for unattended observation as well as control of the entire observatory.

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 ; Photography and photometry ; γ-ray sources; γ-ray bursts
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 15:30
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 15:30

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