The taiwanese-american occultation survey: The multi-telescope robotic observatory

M. J. Lehner, C. Y. Wen, J. H. Wang, S. L. Marshall, M. E. Schwamb, Z. W. Zhang, F. B. Bianco, J. Giammarco, R. Porrata, C. Alcock, T. Axelrod, Y. I. Byun, W. P. Chen, K. H. Cook, R. Dave, S. K. King, T. Lee, H. C. Lin, S. Y. Wang, J. A. RiceI. De Pater

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Abstract

The Taiwanese-American Occultation Survey (TAOS) operates four fully automatic telescopes to search for occultations of stars by Kuiper Belt Objects. It is a versatile facility that is also useful for the study of initial optical GRB afterglows. This paper provides a detailed description of the TAOS multi-telescope system, control software, and high-speed imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-152
Number of pages15
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Volume121
Issue number876
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Lehner, M. J., Wen, C. Y., Wang, J. H., Marshall, S. L., Schwamb, M. E., Zhang, Z. W., Bianco, F. B., Giammarco, J., Porrata, R., Alcock, C., Axelrod, T., Byun, Y. I., Chen, W. P., Cook, K. H., Dave, R., King, S. K., Lee, T., Lin, H. C., Wang, S. Y., ... De Pater, I. (2009). The taiwanese-american occultation survey: The multi-telescope robotic observatory. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 121(876), 138-152. https://doi.org/10.1086/597516