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A Global Robotic Telescope Network for Time-Domain Science

  • R. A. Street (a1), T. A. Lister (a1), Y. Tsapras (a1) (a2), A. Shporer (a1), F. B. Bianco (a1), B. J. Fulton (a1), D. A. Howell (a1), B. Dilday (a1), M. Graham (a1), D. Sand (a1), J. Parent (a1), T. Brown (a1), K. Horne (a3), M. Dominik (a3), P. Browne (a3), C. Snodgrass (a4), N. Kains (a5), D. Bramich (a5), N. Law (a6) and I. Steele (a7)...

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.

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A Global Robotic Telescope Network for Time-Domain Science

  • R. A. Street (a1), T. A. Lister (a1), Y. Tsapras (a1) (a2), A. Shporer (a1), F. B. Bianco (a1), B. J. Fulton (a1), D. A. Howell (a1), B. Dilday (a1), M. Graham (a1), D. Sand (a1), J. Parent (a1), T. Brown (a1), K. Horne (a3), M. Dominik (a3), P. Browne (a3), C. Snodgrass (a4), N. Kains (a5), D. Bramich (a5), N. Law (a6) and I. Steele (a7)...

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