Rapid Action Telescope for Transient Objects

This image shows the 25cm Télescope à Action Rapide pour les Objets Transitoires— Rapid Action Telescope for Transient Objects — (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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About the Image

Id:klotz-3
Type:Photographic
Release date:30 July 2013, 15:32
Size:1544 x 1028 px

About the Object

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

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