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REM-IR camera: high-quality near-infrared imaging with a small robotic telescope
Author(s): Fabrizio Vitali; Filippo Maria Zerbi; Guido Chincarini; Gabriele Ghisellini; Marcello Rodono; Gino Tosti; Lucio Angelo Antonelli; Paolo Conconi; Stefano Covino; Giuseppe Cutispoto; Emilio Molinari; Luciano Nicastro; Eliana Palazzi
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Paper Abstract

We present the near infrared camera REM-IR that will operate aboard the REM telescope, intended as a fully automated instrument to follow-up Gamma Ray Burst, triggered mainly by satellites, such as HETE II, INTEGRAL, AGILE and SWIFT. REM-IR will perform high efficiency imaging of the prompt infrared afterglow of GRB and, together with the optical spectrograph ROSS, will cover simultaneously a wide wavelength range, allowing a better understanding of the intriguing scientific case of GRB. Due to the scientific and technological requirements of the REM project, some innovative solutions has been adopted in REM-IR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459999
Show Author Affiliations
Fabrizio Vitali, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
Filippo Maria Zerbi, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Guido Chincarini, Univ. degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
Gabriele Ghisellini, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Marcello Rodono, INAF (Italy)
Gino Tosti, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Lucio Angelo Antonelli, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
Paolo Conconi, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Stefano Covino, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Giuseppe Cutispoto, INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)
Emilio Molinari, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Luciano Nicastro, CNR-IRCAI (Italy)
Eliana Palazzi, CNR-IASF (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4841:
Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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