Gamma Ray Burst Optical Counterpart Search Experiment (GROCSE)

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GROCSE (Gamma-Ray Optical Counterpart Search Experiments) is a system of automated telescopes that search for simultaneous optical activity associated with gamma ray bursts in response to real-time burst notifications provided by the BATSE/BACODINE network. The first generation system, GROCSE 1, is sensitive down to Mv {approximately} 8.5 and requires an average of 12 seconds to obtain the first images of the gamma ray burst error box defined by the BACODINE trigger. The collaboration is now constructing a second generation system which has a 4 second slewing time and can reach Mv {approximately} 14 with a 5 second exposure. GROCSE 2 ... continued below

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Park, H.S.; Ables, E. & Bionta, R.M. October 27, 1995.

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GROCSE (Gamma-Ray Optical Counterpart Search Experiments) is a system of automated telescopes that search for simultaneous optical activity associated with gamma ray bursts in response to real-time burst notifications provided by the BATSE/BACODINE network. The first generation system, GROCSE 1, is sensitive down to Mv {approximately} 8.5 and requires an average of 12 seconds to obtain the first images of the gamma ray burst error box defined by the BACODINE trigger. The collaboration is now constructing a second generation system which has a 4 second slewing time and can reach Mv {approximately} 14 with a 5 second exposure. GROCSE 2 consists of 4 cameras on a single mount. Each camera views the night sky through a commercial Canon lens (f/1.8, focal length 200 mm) and utilizes a 2K x 2K Loral CCD. Light weight and low noise custom readout electronics were designed and fabricated for these CCDs. The total field of view of the 4 cameras is 17.6 x 17.6 {degree}. GROCSE II will be operated by the end of 1995. In this paper, the authors present an overview of the GROCSE system and the results of measurements with a GROCSE 2 prototype unit.

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  • 3. Huntsville symposium on gamma ray bursts, Huntsville, AL (United States), 25-27 Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96009810
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--123539
  • Report No.: CONF-9510332--6
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/88859 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 226046
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc671123

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Park, H.S.; Ables, E. & Bionta, R.M. Gamma Ray Burst Optical Counterpart Search Experiment (GROCSE), article, October 27, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc671123/: accessed July 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.