Status and Perspectives of the Mini-MegaTORTORA Wide-field Monitoring System with High Temporal Resolution
Keywords:gamma-ray bursts, high time resolution, wide field photometry
AbstractHere we briefly summarize our long-term experience of constructing and operating wide-field monitoring cameras with sub-second temporal resolution to look for optical components of GRBs, fast-moving satellites and meteors. The general hardware requirements for these systems are discussed, along with algorithms for real-time detection and classification of various kinds of short optical transients. We also give a status report on the next generation, the MegaTORTORA multi-objective and transforming monitoring system, whose 6-channel (Mini-MegaTORTORA-Spain) and 9-channel prototypes (Mini-MegaTORTORA-Kazan) we have been building at SAO RAS. This system combines a wide field of view with subsecond temporal resolution in monitoring regime, and is able, within fractions of a second, to reconfigure itself to follow-up mode, which has better sensitivity and simultaneously provides multi-color and polarimetric information on detected transients.
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Karpov, S., Beskin, G., Bondar, S., Perkov, A., Ivanov, E., Guarnieri, A., Bartolini, C., Greco, G., Shearer, A., & Sasyuk, V. (2013). Status and Perspectives of the Mini-MegaTORTORA Wide-field Monitoring System with High Temporal Resolution. Acta Polytechnica, 53(1). https://doi.org/10.14311/1710