REMIR: The REM infrared camera to follow up the early phases of GRBs afterglows

Calzoletti, L. and Melandri, A. and Testa, V. and Antonelli, L. A. and Vitali, F. and D'Alessio, F. and Di Paola, A. and Zerbi, F. M. and Chincarini, G. and Cunniffe, R. and Jordan, B. and Rodonò, M. and Conconi, P. and Covino, S. and Cutispoto, G. and Molinari, E. and Tosti, G. (2005) REMIR: The REM infrared camera to follow up the early phases of GRBs afterglows. Il nuovo cimento C, 28 (4\5). pp. 759-762. ISSN 1826-9885

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REMIR is a near-infrared camera, covering the 0.95–2.3 μm range with 5 filters (z,J,H,Ks and H2), mounted at one of the Nasmyth foci of the REM (Rapid Eye Mount) telescope. REM is a fully robotic fast-slewing 60 cm telescope, primarily designed to follow-up the early phases of the afterglow of GRBs detected by dedicated instruments onboard satellites (like SWIFT, a satellite entirely dedicated to GRBs science launched the 12 November 2004). Moreover REM hosts a slitless spectrograph covering the range 0.45–0.95 μm, with 30 sample points and with the possibility to perform broad-band V,R,I photometry (ROSS, REM Optical Slitless Spectrograph). The main task of REMIR is to perform realtime NIR observations of GRBs detected by gamma-ray monitors onboard satellites, looking for any possible infrared transient source. As soon as a transient source is detected in the IR images, larger telescopes are promptly alerted to perform early spectroscopy of the afterglow. All the above operations are performed in a fully automatic way and without any human supervision. We present the results of on-site tests that have been done to characterize the REMIR camera and the performances of the dedicated reduction pipeline AQuA (Automatic Quick Analysis), suited for fast transients detection.

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Additional Information: Paper presented at the “4th Workshop on Gamma-Ray Burst in the Afterglow Era”, Rome, October 18-22, 2004.
Uncontrolled Keywords: γ-ray sources; γ-ray bursts ; Near infrared (0.75–3 μm) ; Remote observing techniques
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 520 Astronomia e scienze connesse
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 15:46
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 15:46

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