The 25cm TAROT telescope

This image shows the 25cm TAROT telescope on La Silla. The telescope is designed to react very quickly when a Gamma-ray burst is detected: 8 sec 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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Id:klotz-2
Type:Photographic
Release date:19 July 2013, 16:43
Size:2048 x 1536 px

About the Object

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

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