- Conference date: 1–4 November 2010
- Location: Annapolis, MD, (USA)
We investigate the feasibility of implementing a system called ‘Follow the BAT’ that will coordinate ground‐based robotic optical and near infrared (NIR) telescopes to monitor the Swift BAT field‐of‐view (FoV). The system will optimize the monitoring locations in the BAT FoV based on individual robotic telescopes’ location, FoV, sensitivity and local weather conditions. The aim is to perform coordinated BAT FoV monitoring by professional as well as amateur astronomers around the world. The scientific goal of the proposed system is to facilitate detection of prompt optical and NIR emission from GRBs, especially from short duration GRBs. We have performed a Monte Carlo simulation to investigate the feasibility of the project.
- Gamma ray bursts
- Near infrared imaging
- Gamma ray telescopes
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