Pi of the sky telescopes in Spain and Chile

M. Siudek , Tadeusz Batsch , A.J. Castro-Tirado , H. Czyrkowski , M Cwiok , R. Dabrowski , M. Jelínek , G. Kasprowicz , Ariel Majcher , Agnieszka Majczyna , K Malek , L Mankiewicz , K Nawrocki , R. Opiela , L.W. Piotrowski , M Sokołowski , Roman Wawrzaszek , G. Wrochna , Marcin Zaremba , A.F. Zarnecki

Abstract

Pi of the Sky is a system of robotic telescopes designed for observations of short timescale astrophysical phenomena, e.g. prompt optical GRB emissions. The apparatus is designed to monitor a large fraction of the sky with 12-13 m range and time resolution of the order of 1-10 seconds. In October 2010 the first unit of the new Pi of the Sky detector system was successfully installed in the INTA El Arenosillo Test Centre in Spain. We also moved our prototype detector from Las Campanas Observatory to San Pedro de Atacama Observatory in March 2011. The status and performance of both detectors is presented.
Author M. Siudek
M. Siudek,,
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, Tadeusz Batsch
Tadeusz Batsch,,
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, A.J. Castro-Tirado
A.J. Castro-Tirado,,
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, H. Czyrkowski ISE
H. Czyrkowski,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, M Cwiok
M Cwiok,,
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, R. Dabrowski
R. Dabrowski,,
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, M. Jelínek
M. Jelínek,,
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, G. Kasprowicz
G. Kasprowicz,,
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, Ariel Majcher
Ariel Majcher,,
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, Agnieszka Majczyna
Agnieszka Majczyna,,
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Journal seriesActa Polytechnica Hungarica, ISSN 1785-8860
Issue year2011
Vol51
No6
Pages64-67
URL http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84859976322&partnerID=40&md5=4a8f24fc6a266c7d8f226e8b1be4664d
Score (nominal)15
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2011 = 0.385 (2) - 2013=0.465 (5)
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