Search for GRB related prompt optical emission and other fast varying objects with “Pi of the Sky” detector

  • M. Ćwiok
  • W. Dominik
  • K. Małek
  • L. Mankiewicz
  • J. Mrowca-Ciułacz
  • K. Nawrocki
  • L. W. Piotrowski
  • P. Sitek
  • M. Sokołowski
  • G. Wrochna
  • A. F. Żarnecki
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Abstract

Experiment “Pi of the Sky” is designed to search for prompt optical emission from GRB sources. 32 CCD cameras covering 2 steradians will monitor the sky continuously. The data will be analysed on-line in search for optical flashes. The prototype with 2 cameras operated at Las Campanas (Chile) since 2004 has recognised several outbursts of flaring stars and has given limits for a few GRB.

Keywords

Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB) Afterglows Optical flashes Detectors Robotic telescopes Mass photometry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ćwiok
    • 3
  • W. Dominik
    • 3
  • K. Małek
    • 1
  • L. Mankiewicz
    • 1
  • J. Mrowca-Ciułacz
    • 2
  • K. Nawrocki
    • 2
  • L. W. Piotrowski
    • 3
  • P. Sitek
    • 2
  • M. Sokołowski
    • 2
  • G. Wrochna
    • 2
  • A. F. Żarnecki
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Theoretical Physics PASWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Sołtan Institute for Nuclear StudiesWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Institute of Experimental Physics, Warsaw UniversityWarsawPoland

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