Introduction

Super-LOTIS (Livermore Optical Transient Imaging System) is a robotic telescope dedicated to the search for optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). The telescope is housed in a roll-off-roof facility at the Steward Observatory Kitt Peak site near Tucson, Arizona. The experiment originated as a collaboration between Steward Observatory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NASA GSFC, Clemson University, and UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory. In addition to observing GRBs, Super-LOTIS performs nightly observations of science targets in a queue mode. More specific information is provided in the links.

Principal Investigator: Peter A. Milne

Collaboration

Peter A. Milne, G. Grant Williams
Steward Observatory
Dieter Hartmann, Adria Updike
Clemson University

News: Super-LOTIS is imaging type Ia supernovae in support of the SweetSpot NIR SN Ia program.

Discussions are underway to replace the Spectral Instruments optical camera with an ITL camera optimized for the U band.

GRB Links


SL images for Scott