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The Liverpool Telescope Automatic Pipeline for Real-time GRB Afterglow Detection

Gomboc, A and Monfardini, A and Guidorzi, C and Mundell, CG and Mottram, CJ and Fraser, SN and Smith, RJ and Steele, IA and Carter, D and Bode, MF and Newsam, AM (2005) The Liverpool Telescope Automatic Pipeline for Real-time GRB Afterglow Detection. Il Nuovo Cimento C, 28 (4-5). pp. 727-730. ISSN 2037-4909

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Abstract

The 2-m robotic Liverpool Telescope (LT) is ideally suited to the rapid follow-up of unpredictable and transient events such as GRBs. Our GRB follow-up strategy is designed to identify optical/IR counterparts in real time; it involves the automatic triggering of initial observations, on receipt of an alert from Gamma Ray Observatories HETE-2, INTEGRAL and Swift, followed by automated data reduction, analysis, OT identification and subsequent observing mode choice. The lack of human intervention in this process requires robustness at all stages of the procedure. Here we describe the telescope, its instrumentation and GRB pipeline.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The original publication is available at http://www.sif.ir/SIF/en/portal/journals
Uncontrolled Keywords: astro-ph; astro-ph
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: Italian Physical Scoiety
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Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 12:19
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 12:19
DOI or Identification number: 10.1393/ncc/i2005-10140-3
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5283

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