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1999
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Astronomy & Astrophysics Supplement Series
Catching the light curve of flaring GRBs: The opportunity offered by scanning telescopes
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We discuss the project of a wide field optical telescope equipped with panoramic detectors in order to catch an optical transient (OT) simultaneously with Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB). This telescope scans the gamma-ray telescope field of view, and with 1 m mirror for 1 s of integration time would detect OTs up to 16 mag; the probability of covering the GRB location in a field of 20(deg) is 12\%. The detection limit could be raised and the probability of catching OTs could be over 90\% using a system of special telescopes with wide aperture and large collecting area.
10.1051/aas:1999363
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