COLIBRI, a wide-field 1.3 m robotic telescope dedicated to the transient sky

Stéphane Basa, William H. Lee, François Dolon, Alan M. Watson, Johan Floriot, Jean Luc Atteia, Nathaniel R. Butler, Damien Dornic, Simona Lombardo, Samuel Ronayette, Michel Ageron, François Agneray, Fernando Ángeles, Ludovik Bautista, Hafid Benamar-Aissa, Cyril Blanpain, Olivier Boulade, Jérémie Boy, Veronique Buat, Edgar CadenaSalvador Cuevas, Alejandro Farah, Liliana Figueroa, Jorge Fuentes, Carole Gaïti, Pascal Gallais, Eric Kajfasz, Rosalía Langarica, Arthur Langlois, Marie Larrieu, Auguste Le Van Suu, Julien Lecubin, Eduardo López Ángeles, Erica Lugo, Adrien Malgoyre, Romain Mathon, Chrystel Moreau, Alix Nouvel-De-La-Flèche, José Luis Ochoa, Maria Pedrayes-López, Pascale Ramon, Jaime Ruíz-Díaz-Soto, Silvio Tinoco, Hervé Valentin

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Abstract

Cosmic explosions have emerged as a major field of astrophysics over the last years with our increasing capability to monitor large parts of the sky in different wavelengths and with different messengers (photons, neutrinos, and gravitational waves). In this context, gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) play a very specific role, as they are the most energetic explosions in the Universe. The forthcoming Sino-French SVOM mission will make a major contribution to this scientific domain by improving our understanding of the GRB phenomenon and by allowing their use to understand the infancy of the Universe. In order to fulfill all of its scientific objectives, SVOM will be complemented by a fast robotic 1.3 m telescope, COLIBRI, with multiband photometric capabilities (from visible to infrared). This telescope is being jointly developed by France and Mexico. The telescope and one of its instruments are currently being extensively tested at OHP in France and will be installed in Mexico in spring 2023.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes IX
EditorsHeather K. Marshall, Jason Spyromilio, Tomonori Usuda
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510653450
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
EventGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes IX 2022 - Montreal, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2022Jul 22 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume12182
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes IX 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMontreal
Period7/17/227/22/22

Keywords

  • infrared
  • Robotic telescope
  • transient universe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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