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Livermore Optical Transient Imaging System

(LOTIS)
(automated telescope aiming to catch GRB optical counterparts)

The Livermore Optical Transient Imaging System (LOTIS) was an automated optical telescope system aiming to catch GRB optical counterparts. It consisted of four 11 cm aperture telescopes operated by a computer that received signals of GRBs in real time. It had a slew time under ten seconds and a FOV of over 100 square degrees. Its copious free time was used for detecting transients and other astronomy. It was deployed in 1996, upgraded in 1998 for more sensitivity, and operated until 2001. An improved version, Super-LOTIS (SLOTIS), a similar set-up using a single 0.6 m telescope was deployed in 2000 at Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO).


(telescope,visible light,transients,ground,automated,California)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livermore_Optical_Transient_Imaging_System
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super-LOTIS
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.919.2896&rep=rep1&type=pdf
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002ApJ...571L.131P/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004AN....325..667P/abstract
http://slotis.kpno.noao.edu/LOTIS/index.php

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