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.

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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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