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AEOS burst camera: project description
Author(s): Mark A. Skinner; Carl W. Akerlof; Timothy McKay; Eli Rykoff
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Paper Abstract

The AEOS Burst Camera (ABC) has been funded for development and construction by the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The ABC will provide rapid, deep observations of gamma-ray burst (GRB) optical counterparts. The camera is expected to be installed on the 3.67 meter AEOS telescope, at the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing (AMOS) site in mid-2002, with operations to commence shortly thereafter. We expect to conduct six observations of GRB optical counterparts per year. We describe the design of the camera, and the planned mode of rapid GRB counterpart observation to be conducted at the AMOS facility. Results of the initial operations of the camera will also be reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461783
Show Author Affiliations
Mark A. Skinner, Boeing LTS, AMOS Observatory (United States)
Carl W. Akerlof, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Timothy McKay, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Eli Rykoff, Univ. of Michigan (United States)

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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