Status of the verification partners

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Status of the partners preparing for the Gaia Alerts verification

Information about the requirements

In order to become a member of the Gaia Follow-up Network for Transient Objects (Gaia-FUN-TO), especially to take part in the alerts verification, a potential partner must fullfil a number of requirements. The list of requirements is still to be fine-tuned, but they are:

  1. take part in the test observations
  2. react to an alert (or to a request with a target) and conduct its observations (in multiple filters) within 24h
  3. reduce the photometric data and submit to the CPCS within 24h from the observation (*)
  4. flux calibrations better than 10% (0.1 mag)

(*) Note: the CPCS was created in order to facilitate the homogenous calibration of the photometric reductions. You are welcome to provide your own calibrated data and omit the CPCS step, but we will still need to obtain the data within 24h from the observation.

Test observing campaigns and results

Partners in test

NORTH

Loiano

  • Contact person: Gisella Clementini (gisella.clementini oabo.inaf.it)
  • Location: Loiano, Bologna, Italy
  • 1.5m
  • Status: automated data upload

Asiago

  • Contact person: Gisella Clementini (gisella.clementini oabo.inaf.it)
  • Location: Padova, Italy
  • 1.82m

APT2

  • Contact person: Gisella Clementini (gisella.clementini oabo.inaf.it)
  • Location: Serra la Nave, Catania, Sicily
  • robotic 80cm Ritchey-Cretien

TNT

  • Contact person: Anna Piersimoni (piersimoni oa-teramo.inaf.it)
  • Location: Teramo, Italy,
  • 72cm Ritchey-Cretien

Belgian Mercatore

  • Contact person: Laurent Eyer (laurent.eyer unige.ch)
  • La Palma (Swiss time)
  • 1.2m

Konkoly

  • Contact person: Laszlo Szabados (szabados konkoly.hu)
  • Location: Piszkesteto Mountain Station of the Konkoly Obs., Hungary
  • 1m RCC, 60/90/180 cm Schmidt, 50 cm Cassegrain

PIRATE

  • Contact person: Ulrich Kolb, Richard.Busuttil
  • Location: Mallorca
  • 43cm corr.D-K, remote and robotic controlled

Status: automated data upload

pt5m

  • Contact person: Stuart Littlefair
  • Location: La Palma
  • 50cm mod.D-K, robotic

Status: automated data upload

Vienna

  • Contact person: Werner Zeilinger
  • Location: Austria
  • 1.5m RC

Status: manual data upload.

Small FoV: problems with calibrations.

ASV Serbia

  • Contact person: Goran Damljanovic, Oliver Vince
  • Location: Serbia
  • 60cm reflector

Status: automated data upload

Tubitak Turkey

  • Contact person: Irek Khamitov
  • Location: Turkey
  • 150cm (RTT150), 100cm, 60cm

Status: manual data upload within 24h

Names and affiliations:

Khamitov I.M.(1), Esenoglu H.(1,2), Bikmaev I.F.. (3,4), Zhuchkov R.Ya. (3,4)

1. TÜBİTAK National Observatory, Antalya, Turkey 2. İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey 3. Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia 4. Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan, Kazan, Russia

Bialkow/Wroclaw Poland

  • Contact person: Zbyszek Kolaczkowski
  • Location: Poland
  • 60cm

Status: automated data upload

SOUTH

Swiss Euler

  • Contact person: Laurent Eyer (laurent.eyer unige.ch)
  • La Silla, Chile
  • 1.2m

Danish/Czech Telescope

  • Contact person: Pavel Koubsky and Uffe Jorgensen
  • La Silla
  • 1.54m, remotely controlled by Czechs

GROND

  • Contact person: Jochen Greiner, MPIE
  • 2.2m La Silla
  • 7 channels: Optical/NIR: grizJHK