Catching the light curve of flaring GRBs: The opportunity offered by scanning telescopes

G. M. Beskin, V. Plokhotnichenko, C. Bartolini, A. Guarnieri, N. Masetti, A. Piccioni, A. Shearer, A. Golden, G. Auriemma

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Abstract

We discuss the project of a wide field optical telescope equipped with panoramic detectors in order to catch an optical transient (OT) simultaneously with Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB). This telescope scans the gamma-ray telescope field of view, and with 1 m mirror for 1 s of integration time would detect OTs up to 16 mag; the probability of covering the GRB location in a field of 20° is 12%. The detection limit could be raised and the probability of catching OTs could be over 90% using a system of special telescopes with wide aperture and large collecting area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-590
Number of pages2
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series
Volume138
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1999

Keywords

  • Telescopes, instrumentation: detectors, gamma-rays: bursts

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Beskin, G. M., Plokhotnichenko, V., Bartolini, C., Guarnieri, A., Masetti, N., Piccioni, A., Shearer, A., Golden, A., & Auriemma, G. (1999). Catching the light curve of flaring GRBs: The opportunity offered by scanning telescopes. Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, 138(3), 589-590. https://doi.org/10.1051/aas:1999363