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Gravitational Wave follow-up with the PIRATE telescope

Roberts, Dean and Kolb, Ulrich (2016). Gravitational Wave follow-up with the PIRATE telescope. The Open University.

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Abstract

The recent discovery of Gravitational Waves by the LIGO collaboration earlier this year has opened up a new window to astronomy, for the first time we are able to observe the universe using gravitational radiation instead of electromagnetic radiation. Our current research involves preparing our own robotic telescope (PIRATE) to respond quickly to any alerts to such gravitational waves, and to follow these up with observations of the relevant search area in the sky. This poster will briefly outline the new setup of the PIRATE facility and summarise our current work on preparing PIRATE for the upcoming second LIGO observing run (O2).

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Astronomy
Item ID: 55520
Depositing User: Dean Roberts
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2018 08:32
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 04:09
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/55520
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