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Status of the Pi of the Sky telescopes in Spain and Chile
Author(s): A. Majcher; T. Batsch; A. J. Castro-Tirado; A. Ćwiek; H. Czyrkowski; M. Ćwiok; R. Dąbrowski; M. Jelínek; G. Kasprowicz; K. Małek; L. Mankiewicz; K. Nawrocki; Ł. Obara; R. Opiela; L. W. Piotrowski; M. Siudek; M. Sokołowski; R. Wawrzaszek; G. Wrochna; M. Zaremba; A. F. Żarnecki
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Paper Abstract

"Pi of the Sky" is a system of wide field of view robotic telescopes, which search for short timescale astrophysical phenomena, especially for prompt optical GRB emission. The system was designed for autonomous operation, monitoring a large fraction of the sky with 12m-13m range and time resolution of the order of 1 - 10 seconds. For now there are two working "Pi of the Sky" observatories: in San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) and near Mazagón in Southern Spain. In this paper we report on the status of the project, as well as recent observation of asteroid 2004BL86, which passed the Earth in late January 2015, DG CVn outburst in 2014, satellites observations and our future plans.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9662, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2015, 966219 (11 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2205907
Show Author Affiliations
A. Majcher, National Ctr. for Nuclear Research (Poland)
T. Batsch, National Ctr. for Nuclear Research (Poland)
A. J. Castro-Tirado, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía CSIC (Spain)
A. Ćwiek, National Ctr. for Nuclear Research (Poland)
H. Czyrkowski, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
M. Ćwiok, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
R. Dąbrowski, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
M. Jelínek, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía CSIC (Spain)
G. Kasprowicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
K. Małek, National Ctr. for Nuclear Research (Poland)
L. Mankiewicz, Ctr. for Theoretical Physics (Poland)
K. Nawrocki, National Ctr. for Nuclear Research (Poland)
Ł. Obara, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
R. Opiela, Ctr. for Theoretical Physics (Poland)
L. W. Piotrowski, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
RIKEN (Japan)
M. Siudek, Ctr. for Theoretical Physics (Poland)
M. Sokołowski, Curtin Univ. (Australia)
ARC Ctr. of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (Australia)
National Ctr. for Nuclear Research (Poland)
R. Wawrzaszek, Space Research Ctr. (Poland)
G. Wrochna, National Ctr. for Nuclear Research (Poland)
M. Zaremba, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
A. F. Żarnecki, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9662:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2015
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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