PROMPT, an acronym for Panchromatic Robotic Optical Monitoring and Polarimetry Telescopes, was built by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in Chile. PROMPT consists of several telescopes.
For scientists: More details can be found on the science telescope page and the Skynet webpage.
|Broad Science Goals
- Rapid and simultaneous multiwavelength observations of gamma-ray burst afterglows
- Measuring redshifts by dropout, and early-time SFDs and extinction curves of sufficiently bright afterglows in detail.
- Platform for undergraduate and high school education throughout the State of North Carolina.
|Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile
|30º 10’ 03.52’S
70º 48’ 19.56’W
|2207 meters (7240 feet)
|Optical and Polarimetry Telescope
|Field of View
|27.7 x 27.7 arcmins
|Diameter: Primary M1
|Material: Primary M1
|Diameter: Secondary M2
|Material: Secondary M2
|First Light Date
|Images taken with the PROMPT-2 Telescope
|Images of the PROMPT-2 Telescope
|Videos of the PROMPT-2 Telescope
|Press Releases with the PROMPT-2 Telescope
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