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The Burst Observer and Optical Transient Exploring System (BOOTES), is a global robotic
observatory network, which started in 1998 with Spanish leadership devoted to study
optical emissions from gamma ray bursts (GRBs) that occur in the Universe. We present shot
history and current status of BOOTES network. The Network philosophy, science and some
details of 117 GRBs followed-up are discussed.
Bootes-IR (Castro-Tiradoet al.
2005) is a robotic observatory based around a 60 cm alt-az telescope
(dubbed T60) that can slew rapidly while carrying heavy instrumentation at the Nasmyth
foci. Initially commissioned with an optical camera, with which the optical afterglow to
GRB 060707 (http://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/gcn3/5290.gcn3) was discovered, we have
concentrated our efforts on the near-IR (0.8–2.5 μm) camera (BIRCAM) for
which the telescope was specifically designed. The telescope is installed at the
Observatorio de Sierra Nevada near Granada in Spain, at an altitude of 3000 m and in an
area of very low humidity. The telescope, dome, camera and liquid nitrogen generation and
refilling systems have all been recently brought back into operation, and routine
observations are expected to begin within the next few months.
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