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

2022 September 24 21:44:12 UTC

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

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

Could not connect:
Weather & Roof status Web-camera 1 Web-camera 2
Sky   Dew   Amb        Status
-31.1 -10.4  9.7   Cloudy Calm Dry
Last socket data obtained:
Direct: 22.09.24 at 21:43:42 UTC
Reserv: 22.09.24 at 21:43:53 UTC
Sun Alt: 9 deg
Web-camera North Web-camera North
Last images