The Liverpool Telescope automatic pipeline for real-time GRB afterglow detection

A. Gomboc, A. Monfardini, C. Guidorzi, C. G. Mundell, C. J. Mottram, S. N. Fraser, R. J. Smith, I. A. Steele, D. Carter, M. F. Bode, A. M. Newsam

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727-730
Number of pages4
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fiscia C
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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