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
StatePublished - Sep 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

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

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

Catching the light curve of flaring GRBs : The opportunity offered by scanning telescopes. / Beskin, G. M.; Plokhotnichenko, V.; Bartolini, C.; Guarnieri, A.; Masetti, N.; Piccioni, A.; Shearer, A.; Golden, A.; Auriemma, G.

In: Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, Vol. 138, No. 3, 09.1999, p. 589-590.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Beskin, GM, 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, vol. 138, no. 3, pp. 589-590.
Beskin GM, Plokhotnichenko V, Bartolini C, Guarnieri A, Masetti N, Piccioni A et al. Catching the light curve of flaring GRBs: The opportunity offered by scanning telescopes. Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 1999 Sep;138(3):589-590.
Beskin, G. M. ; Plokhotnichenko, V. ; Bartolini, C. ; Guarnieri, A. ; Masetti, N. ; Piccioni, A. ; Shearer, A. ; Golden, A. ; Auriemma, G. / Catching the light curve of flaring GRBs : The opportunity offered by scanning telescopes. In: Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 1999 ; Vol. 138, No. 3. pp. 589-590.
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