BNO-SAO Conference 2017

The International Conference
SN 1987A, Quark Phase Transition in Compact Objects
and Multimessenger Astronomy


2-8 July 2017

Searching for fast optical transients with Mini-MegaTORTORA wide-field monitoring system

S. Karpov, G. Beskin, A. Biryukov, S. Bondar, E. Ivanov, E. Katkova, N. Orekhova, A. Perkov, V. Plokhotnichenko, V. Sasyuk, J. Pandey

Abstract

      Here we present the summary of first years of operation and the first results of a novel 9-channel wide-field optical monitoring system with sub-second temporal resolution, Mini-MegaTORTORA (MMT-9), which is in operation now at Special Astrophysical Observatory on Russian Caucasus. The system is able to observe the sky simultaneously in either wide (~900 square degrees) or narrow (~100 square degrees) fields of view, either in clear light or with any combination of color (Johnson-Cousins B, V or R) and polarimetric filters installed, with exposure times ranging from 0.1 s to hundreds of seconds. The real-time system data analysis pipeline performs automatic detection of rapid transient events, both near-Earth and extragalactic. The objects routinely detected by MMT include faint meteors and artificial satellites.


Reference:
S. Karpov, G. Beskin, A. Biryukov, S. Bondar, E. Ivanov, E. Katkova, N. Orekhova, A. Perkov, V. Plokhotnichenko, V. Sasyuk, J. Pandey, "Searching for fast optical transients with Mini-MegaTORTORA wide-field monitoring system " in Proceedings of The International Conference "SN 1987A, Quark Phase Transition in Compact Objects and Multimessenger Astronomy", Russia, Terskol (BNO INR RAS), Nizhnij Arkhyz (SAO RAS), 2-8 July 2017, INR RAS, Moscow, 2018, pp. 86-95.
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