MITSuME—Multicolor Imaging Telescopes for Survey and Monstrous Explosions

Kotani, T. and Kawai, N. and Yanagisawa, K. and Watanabe, J. and Arimoto, M. and Fukushima, H. and Hattori, T. and Inata, M. and Izumiura, H. and Kataoka, J. and Koyano, H. and Kubota, K. and Kuroda, D. and Mori, M. and Nagayama, S. and Ohta, K. and Okada, T. and Okita, K. and Sato, R. and Serino, Y. and Shimizu, Y. and Shimokawabe, T. and Suzuki, M. and Toda, H. and Ushiyama, T. and Yatsu, Y. and Yoshida, A. and Yoshida, M. (2005) MITSuME—Multicolor Imaging Telescopes for Survey and Monstrous Explosions. Il nuovo cimento C, 28 (4\5). pp. 755-758. ISSN 1826-9885

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Development of MITSuME is reported. Two 50- cm optical telescopes have been built at Akeno in Yamanashi prefecture and at Okayama Astrophysical Observatory (OAO) in Okayama prefecture. Three CCD cameras for simultaneous g'RcIc photometry are to be mounted on each focal plane, covering a wide FOV of about 30" × 30". The limiting magnitude at V is fainter than 18. In addition to these two optical telescopes, a 91-cm IR telescope with a 1° × 1° field of view is being built at OAO, which performs photometry in Y JHK bands. These robotic telescopes can start the observation of counterparts of a GRB within a minute from an alert. We aim to obtain photometric redshifts exceeding 10 with these telescopes. The performance and the current construction status of the telescopes are presented.

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 ; Astronomical 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 15:44
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 15:44

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