AAS 202nd Meeting, May 2003
Session 46 Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Swift Era
Topical Associated Poster, Wednesday, May 28, 2003, 10:00am-6:45pm, West Exhibit Hall

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[46.02] The World-Wide Network of ROTSE-III Telescopes

D. A. Smith, C. Akerlof (U of Michigan), M. C. B. Ashley (UNSW), D. Bizyaev (U of Texas El Paso), D. Casperson (LANL), H. Flewelling (U of Michigan), C. Gerardy (U of Texas Austin), K. McGowan (LANL), T. A. McKay (U of Michigan), A. Phillips, R. Quimby, E. Rykoff (UNSW), B. Schaefer (U of Texas Austin), W. T. Vestrand (LANL), J. C. Wheeler (U of Texas Austin), P. Wozniak, J. Wren (LANL)

We report on the recent installation and activation of the first two telescopes in the world-wide ROTSE-III network. The primary mission of ROTSE-III is to achieve prompt, automated responses to GRB alerts, and we will present early results from observations to follow up burst alerts distributed by HETE and INTEGRAL. Instruments have been operating at Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales, Australia, and McDonald Observatory in Texas, USA, since mid-February 2003. We will describe the performance of each telescope and show examples of variable objects discovered.

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