A Global Robotic Telescope Network for Time-Domain Science

Street, Rachel A. and Lister, Tim A. and Tsapras, Yiannis and Shporer, Avi and Bianco, Federica B. and Fulton, Benjamin J. and Howell, D. Andrew and Dilday, Ben and Graham, Melissa and Sand, David J. and Parrent, Jerod and Brown, Timothy M. and Horne, Keith D. and Dominik, Martin and Browne, P. and Snodgrass, Colin and Kains, Noé and Bramich, Dan and Law, Nicholas M. and Steele, Ian A. (2012) A Global Robotic Telescope Network for Time-Domain Science. In: New Horizons in Time-Domain Astronomy. Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 285, 2011. International Astronomical Union, pp. 408-410.

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Abstract

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) is currently building a new kind of general-purpose astronomical facility: a fully robotic network of telescopes of 2m, 1m and 0.4m apertures and homogeneous instrumentation. A pan-network approach to scheduling (rather than per individual telescope) offers redundancy in the event of poor weather or technical failure, as well as the ability to observe a target around the clock. Here we describe the network design and instrumentation under development, together with the main science programmes already being lead by LCOGT staff.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2017 10:50
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1568

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