Javier Gorosabel Telescope
BOOTES-5 is the fifth robotic observatory of the international network of
BOOTES (Burst Observer and Optical Transient Exploring System).
It was dedicated on November 26, 2015. Its main scientific objective
is the observation and monitoring of the optic counterparts
of gamma ray bursts as quickly as possible once they have been detected from
space or other ground based observatories.
BOOTES-5 was named Javier Gorosabel Telescope (JGT) after Spanish astronomer
Javier Gorosabel Urkia.
The BOOTES-5 project is a collaboration between
the Institute of Astronomy of the National
Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the
Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA), Spain, and the
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in South Korea.
BOOTES-5 uses a dedicated 0.60 m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien
telescope located at
San Pedro Martir National Astronomical Observatory, Baja California,
Mexico (Latitude 31° 02' 39" N, Longitude 115° 27' 49" W,
Elevation 2860 m).
The telescope has an ASTELCO NTM-500 mount with a maximum slewing
speed of 20 degrees per second. The optical tube is made of carbon fiber
to minimize the moment of inertia to reach it maximum slewing speed and to
reduce the focus changes for thermal expansion. It operates in an open air
Imaging Camera Parameters
|Photometric CCD: || Andor iXon X3 EMCCD 888 (1024x1024 pixels) |
|CCD read noise:|| < 5 e-1 pixel-1 |
|Image frame size:|| 1024 × 1024 pixels (10 × 10 arc-min) |
|Detector image scale :|| 3.63 mm arcmin-1 |
|Pixel size and scale :|| 24 um; 0.59 arc-sec pixel-1 |
|Frame rate max || 26 fps full frame; 93 fps at 512 ×
512 pixels ||Filters: || (SDSS) u', g', r', i', (UKIDSS) Z, Y
Filters Transmission Curves and CCD Quantum Efficiency
||Y || λeff [Å]
Filter Transmission (color solid curves) and CCD Quantum Efficiency (black dotted curve).
Exposure Time Estimator
Signal to Noise ratio (S/N) vs exposure time for star with V = 11 mag (blue),
12 mag (green), and 13 mag (red) using BOOTES-5 for a point source with
FWHM of 1.0 arc-sec at new Moon.
Maintained by David Hiriart (email:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last modified: 09.05.2017