Gutiérrez, C. M.; Torres, M.; Oria, A.; Fernández-Valdivia, J. J.; Arnold, D.; Copley, D.; Copperwheat, C.; de Cos Juez, J.; Franco, A.; Fan, Y.; García Piñero, A.; Harvey, E.; Jermak, H.; Jiang, X.; Knapen, J. H.; McGrath, A.; Ranjbar, A.; Rebolo, R.; Smith, R.; Steele, I. A.; Wang, Z.; Wu, X.; Xu, D.; Xue, S.; Yuan, W.; Zheng, Y.
Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica Conference Series
The New Robotic Telescope (NRT) is an international collaboration to build and operate a 4m diameter fully robotic telescope. The telescope will take advantage of the superb atmospheric conditions at the Observatory of the Roque de los Muchachos (ORM). In conjunction with a large aperture, entirely robotic operation, quick response, and a set of versatile instrumentation in the optical and near-infrared this guarantees a high scientific impact focused mainly in the area of time domain astronomy. This paper presents the scientific motivation and the status of the project, discussing possible technical solutions under evaluation for the optics, mechanics and control system.
IACTEC Large Telescopes: New Robotic Telescope - NRT
The NRT (New Robotic Telescope) is a project to design and build a 4-meter telescope within five years, which from the ORM will operate in a totally autonomous and robotic way. This form of operation will make it the largest robotic telescope in the world.
Gutiérrez de La Cruz