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Record 9 of 990
The Rapidly Moving Telescope: an Instrument for the Precise Study of Optical Transients
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Author and Affiliation:
Teegarden, B. J.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Vonrosenvinge, T. T.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Cline, T. L.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kaipa, R.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: The development of a small telescope with a very rapid pointing capability is described whose purpose is to search for and study fast optical transients that may be associated with gamma-ray bursts and other phenomena. The primary motivation for this search is the discovery of the existence of a transient optical event from the known location of a gamma-ray bursts. The telescope has the capability of rapidly acquiring any target in the night sky within 0.7 second and locating the object's position with + or - 1 arcsec accuracy. The initial detection of the event is accomplished by the MIT explosive transient camera or ETC. This provides rough pointing coordinates to the RMT on the average within approximately 1 second after the detection of the event.
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1983
Document ID:
19840011125
(Acquired Nov 13, 1995)
Accession Number: 84N19193
Subject Category: OPTICS
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: Goddard Space Flight Center Contrib. to the Univ. of Calif., Santa Cruz Summer Workshop on High Energy Transients; 7 p
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 7p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: GAMMA RAY BURSTS; LIGHT EMISSION; POINTING CONTROL SYSTEMS; POSITION (LOCATION); SURGES; TELESCOPES; CAMERAS; CHARGE COUPLED DEVICES; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; GIMBALS; MIRRORS
Imprint And Other Notes: In its Goddard Space Flight Center Contrib. to the Univ. of Calif., Santa Cruz Summer Workshop on High Energy Transients 7 p (SEE N84-19186 09-88)
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