Mobile Astronomical System of TElescope-Robots
MASTER-OAFA Argentina
Started on 10 Feb 2012

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Observatorio Astronomico Felix Aguilar (OAFA) , Instituto de Ciencias Astronomicas, de la Tierra y del Espacio (ICATE), National University of San Juan, Moscow Union "Optic",
Latitude = -31o 48'.135 N; Longitude = -69o 19'.586 E; Altitude = ~2430 m

MASTER Global Robotic Net

MASTER-OAFA telescope independently discovered GW170817 Kilonova MASTER OTJ130948.10-232253.3/SSS17a on August 17, 2017 and localized LIGO/Virgo gravitational-wave burst in a huge error box.
Main papers:
1) "Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger" Abbott, B. P. et al. ApJL, 848, 2, L12, 2017.
2) "MASTER Optical Detection of the First LIGO/Virgo Neutron Star Binary Merger GW170817" Lipunov, V. M. et al. ApJL, 850 , 1, L1, 2017

2018 May 26 23:09:49 UTC

MASTER-OAFA PI: Prof.Vladimir Lipunov (Lomonosov MSU)

MASTER-OAFA Team: Dr. Ricardo Podesta, Dr. Carlos Lopez, Federico Podesta, Carlos Francile (OAFA), Dr. Hugo Levato, Carlos Saffe (ICATE)

Weather & Roof status Web-camera 1 Web-camera 2
Sky   Dew   Amb        Status
-40.8 -16  13.6   Clear Calm Dry
Last socket data obtained:
Direct: 18.05.26 at 23:09:35 UTC
Reserv: 18.05.26 at 23:09:48 UTC
Sun Alt: -18 deg
Web-camera North Web-camera North
Last images
Last image (center 256x256)
(10h 18m 02.0s , +36d 00m 00s)
2018-05-26 23:09:49.S
Last image (center 256x256)
(10h 18m 02.0s , +36d 00m 00s)
2018-05-26 23:09:47.S

Database area (collaborators only)

SummProcessing * Single sets * Single images

MASTER, OAFA 2012