La Silla TAROT telescope

The 25cm TAROT telescope on La Silla is designed to react very quickly when a Gamma-ray burst is detected: 8sec after it receives the alert, TAROT will be observing it. This is critical, as the Gamma-ray bursts are very short events. A twin TAROT telescope is located on the Calern observatory, in France. Both are operated by a consortium lead by Michel Boër (Observatoire de Haute Provence). TAROT stands for Télescopes à Action Rapide pour les Objets Transitoires.

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ESO/H.H.Heyer

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Id:esopia-tarot-5395
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
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About the Object

Name:Télescope à Action Rapide pour les Objets Transitoires
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - La Silla

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