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The REM telescope: a robotic multiwavelength facility
Author(s): Filippo Maria Zerbi; Guido Chincarini; Gabriele Ghisellini; Marcello Rodono; Gino Tosti; Lucio A. Antonelli; Paolo Conconi; Stefano Covino; Giuseppe Cutispoto; Emilio Molinari; Luciano Nicastro; Eliana Palazzi
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Paper Abstract

The REM Observatory, recently installed and commissioned at la Silla Observatory Chile, is the first moderate aperture robotic telescope able to cover simultaneously the visible-NIR (0.45-2.3 microns) wavelength range. His very fast pointing and his full robotization makes it an ideal observing facility for fast transients. The high throughput Infrared Camera and the Visible imaging spectrograph simultaneously fed by a dichroic allows to collect high S/N data in an unprecedented large spectral range on a telescope of this size. The REM observatory is an example of a versatile and agile facility necessary complement to large telescopes in fileds in which rapid response and/or target pre-screening are necessary. We give in this paper an overview of the Observatory and its performances with emphasis to the innovative technical solution adopted to reach such performances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551145
Show Author Affiliations
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, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (Italy)
Gino Tosti, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Lucio A. 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, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Luciano Nicastro, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (Italy)
Eliana Palazzi, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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