PI: Bethany Cobb, UC Berkeley, email@example.com
Address: Astronomy Department, 601 Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
CoI: Charles Bailyn, Yale University
CoI: Joshua Bloom, UC Berkeley
Title: Optical/IR Follow-Up of Gamma-Ray Bursts from SMARTS
Abstract: We request time to continue the successful SMARTS GRB program currently being carried out with the 1.3m SMARTS telescope equipped with the ANDICAM imager. Our request is 8 nights of target of opportunity observing time during semester 2009A. Our primary science goals are: 1) to detect GRB afterglows and analyze their SEDs and temporal behaviors and 2) to search for the supernovae associated with low-redshift GRBs. The 1.3m at CTIO is well- suited for this program because it is equipped with the ANDICAM instrument, a dual-channel optical/IR imager. Our targets of opportunity can be easily accommodated on the telescope because it operates in a queue-based observing mode.
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