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Proposal Information for 2011A-0411


PI: Bethany Cobb, The George Washington University, bcobb@gwu.edu
Address: Physics Department, 725 21st St, NW, Washington, DC 20052, 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 4 nights of target of opportunity observing time during semester 2011A. 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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