## TAROT: Observing gamma-ray bursts "in progress”

### Abstract

The primary objective of the Télescope à Action Rapide pour les Objets Transitoires (TAROT - Rapid Action Telescope for Transient Objects) observatory is the detection of cosmic Gamma-Ray Burst sources at optical wavelengths while still active in Gamma-rays. It features a very rapid slewing mount, a 25 cm aperture telescope with a $2\times 2$ deg. fov, and is able to reach the 17th V magnitude in 10 s. A powerful scheduling algorithm, and an automated data processing system makes TAROT a fully autonomous facility. TAROT entered into service during the fall of 1998

Topics: gamma-ray bursts, telescopes
Publisher: EDP Sciences
DOI identifier: 10.1051/aas:1999356
OAI identifier: oai:edpsciences.org:dkey/10.1051/aas:1999356