Responsive Telescope

The LOFAR Responsive Telescope V1.0 will allow users to trigger the telescope to start their observation within 5 minutes, overriding any lower priority observations. This enables follow-up of transient events such as gamma ray bursts or solar activity. In V1.0 the functionality is limited to only a few pre-determined templates with a small number of user entries (e.g. RA, DEC). Observations will start as soon as possible, up to a dwell time specified with the trigger. The observations will be scheduled when the schedule allows for it, based on the rank of the projects.  For each project, a distinct number of triggers will be assigned by the PC.

The Responsive Telescope is still undergoing bug-fixes, but is available during Cycle 13. PIs that want to propose for this mode need to get in contact with the SOS group as soon as possible to discuss the possibilities for their project.

Design: Kuenst.    Development: Dripl.    © 2020 ASTRON