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A Global Robotic Telescope Network for Time-Domain Science

Street, R. A. and Lister, T. A. and Tsapras, Y. and Shporer, A. and Bianco, F. B. and Fulton, B. J. and Howell, D. A. and Dilday, B. and Graham, M. and Sand, D. and Parent, J. and Brown, T. and Horne, K. and Dominik, M. and Browne, P. and Snodgrass, C. and Kains, N. and Bramich, D. and Law, N. and Steele, I. (2011) A Global Robotic Telescope Network for Time-Domain Science. In: New Horizons in Time-Domain Astronomy. Proceedings IAU Symposium. Vol.7. No.285. Cambridge University Press , Cambridge, pp. 408-410. ISBN 9781107019850.

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Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) is currently building a new kind of general-purpose astronomical facility: a fully robotic network of telescopes of 2m, 1m and 0.4m apertures and homogeneous instrumentation. A pan-network approach to scheduling (rather than per individual telescope) offers redundancy in the event of poor weather or technical failure, as well as the ability to observe a target around the clock. Here we describe the network design and instrumentation under development, together with the main science programmes already being lead by LCOGT staff.

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Additional Information:© 2012 International Astronomical Union. Published online: 01 April 2012.
Subject Keywords:telescopes, instrumentation: photometers, instrumentation: spectrographs, stars: planetary systems, stars: supernovae
Series Name:Proceedings IAU Symposium
Issue or Number:285
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Official Citation:Street, R., Lister, T., Tsapras, Y., Shporer, A., Bianco, F., Fulton, B., . . . Steele, I. (2011). A Global Robotic Telescope Network for Time-Domain Science. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 7(S285), 408-410. doi:10.1017/S174392131200124X
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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