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 began imaging the luminous GRB 080607 in less than 36 seconds. The redshift for this burst is 3.03 (Prochaska, GCNC 7849). See the Super-LOTIS GCN Circular

GRB Links