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Record 63 of 10558
Current status of the Explosive Transient Camera. [automated sky survey instument sensitive to optical transients]
Author and Affiliation:
Vanderspek, Roland(NASA, Washington, DC, United States)
Doty, John P.(NASA, Washington, DC, United States)
Ricker, George R.(MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States)
Abstract: The current configuration and performance of the Explosive Transient Camera (ETC), a wide-field sky monitor capable of detecting short-timescale optical transients, are briefly reviewed, as are plans for future improvements. The primary objective of the ETC is to detect an optical transient that is spatially and temporally coincident with a gamma-ray burster. However, the ETC is sensitive to all sources of short-timescale optical transients and will conduct a systematic survey of the night sky for all optical transients. Results of preliminary observations of the night sky conducted since January 1991 are summarized, and long-term variability searches with the ETC are discussed.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1992
Document ID:
19930056123
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93A40120
Subject Category: ASTRONOMY
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: In: Gamma-ray bursts; Proceedings of the Workshop, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, Oct. 16-18, 1991 (A93-40051 16-93); p. 404-408.; (SEE A93-40051)
Publisher Information: American Institute of Physics, New York, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAGW-2089
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA; Washington, DC, United States
Description: 5p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CAMERAS; GAMMA RAY BURSTS; SKY SURVEYS (ASTRONOMY); VISUAL OBSERVATION; ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES; CHARGE COUPLED DEVICES; NIGHT SKY
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Gamma-ray bursts; Proceedings of the Workshop, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, Oct. 16-18, 1991 (A93-40051 16-93), p. 404-408.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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