TAROT

Télescopes à Action Rapide pour les Objets Transitoires

Publications carried out  with TAROT telescopes.

updated on 2015 November 29th


TELESCOPE TECHNIQUES

Principal investigator : M. Boer
Co investigators : A. Klotz, J.L. Atteia, F. Vachier, Y. Damerdji, M. Laas
Technical staff for operations : J. Esseric, A. Abchiche (electro-technic), G. Buchholtz (driving software), C. Pollas (Calern maintenance), X. Regal (electronics), Y. Richaud, (mechanics), A Le Van Suu (computer scientist).
CEMES CCD camera (until 2004) : H. Pinna, A. Mayet, M. Nexon
Total publications: 1 A&AS, 1 ExA, 1 ESO Messenger, 1 PASP, 1 AN, 1 SPIE, 1 AIPC

Selection of some papers describing the TAROT systems.

GAMMA RAY BURSTS

This is the main program of TAROT
Observations begun in 1999.
Associated scientists : M. Boer, J.L. Atteia, A. Klotz, B. Gendre, G. Stratta, A. Galli, A. Corsi, L. Piro
Total publications: 3 ApJ, 1 AJ, 2 MNRAS, 10 A&A, 2 SF2A, 1 Cospar, 3 AIPC, 1 AdSpR, many GCN Circ.

Non electro-magnetic trigger optical counterparts

The TAROT field of view is large enough to collect images corresponding to large error boxes provided by neutrino and gravitational-wave detectors.
Associated scientists : M. Boer, A. Klotz, D. Dornic, E. Chassande
That program begun on jan. 2009
Total publications: 2 sf2a, 1 NIMPA

MINOR PLANETS

TAROT is well designed to measure near earth objects with large apparent motions and special cases for classical asteroids.
Associated scientists : R. Behrend, L. Bernasconi, A. Klotz
That program begun on nov. 2003
Daily updated results on http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html.
Total publications: 4 IAUC, 1 A&A, 2 Icarus

RR LYRAE VARIABLES

TAROT can detect long term variations in the short period RR Lyrae pulsating stars.
Associated scientists : J.F. Leborgne, A. Klotz, M. Boer
That program begun on feb. 2004
Daily updated results on http://rr-lyr.ast.obs-mip.fr/
Current results: follow-up of about two hundred of  RR Lyrae stars ,
Total publications: 13 IBVS, 1 AJ, 1 A&A, 1 colloquium

DISCOVERY OF NEW VARIABLE STARS

Eeach TAROT image is analyzed to extract new variable stars.
Associated scientists : A. Klotz, M. Boer, Y. Darmedji
That program begun on jan. 2004
Current results: many hundreds new variables,
Total publications: 1 AJ + on-line catalog TSVSC1

ORBITOGRAPHY OF GEOSTATIONNARY SATELLITES

High speed imaging by TAROT and its large field allow to measure coordinates of geostationnary satellits.
Associated scientists : A. Klotz, C. Thiebault, B. Deguine, M. Boer
That program begun on 2000
Total publications: 4 COSPAR meeting papers, 4 Advances in Space Research, 1 SPIE

EDUCATIONAL

TAROT has been driven by schoolers as practical astronomy from Japan, United States and France
Associated scientists : M. Boer, A-L. Melchior
That program begun on 2000
Current results: no results attended by this program
Total publications: 1 adass

STAR OCCULTATIONS BY MINOR PLANETS

TAROT observes each of predicted occultations passing nearest than 500 km from the telescope.
Associated scientists : E. Frappa, J.Lecacheux, A.Klotz
That program begun on dec. 2003
Daily updated results on http://www.euraster.net
Total publications:9 MPC, 1 JDSO, 2 DPS, 1 Icarus
Special URL http://www.euraster.net/tarot/


SEARCHING QUASAR VARIABILITY


SelectedQuasars for the GAIA calibration are observed periodically by TAROT
Associated scientists : A.Klotz, F. Vachier, F. Taris
That program begun on 2010
Total publications: 1 A&A


SEARCHING FOR NEARBY SUPERNOVAE


Selected fields nearby galaxy clusters are observed periodically by TAROT
Associated scientists : C.Pollas, A.Klotz, M. Boer, D. turpin, E. Conseil
That program begun on 2004
Total publications: 4 IAUC, 8 CBET, 2 ATEL
Total discoveries: 11
  • 2004IAUC.8413....2Y
    T. Zwitter; U. Munari; Moretti, S.; H. Yamaoka; K. Itagaki; A. Klotz, C. Pollas and M. Boer; W. Li and A. V. Filippenko; S. D. Van Dyk
    SUPERNOVA 2004et IN NGC 6946
    (prediscovery of SN 2004et in NGC 6946 with TAROT Calern)
  • 2007IAUC.8843....1I  
    Itagaki, K.; Nakano, S.; Quimby, R.; Puckett, T.; McDonald, W.; Crowley, T.; Monard, L. A. G.; Liou, T.-H.; Chen, T.-W.; Boles, T.; and 4 coauthors
    Supernovae 2007ca-2007ck
    (early measurments of SN 2007ci in NGC 3873 with TAROT Calern)
  • 2007CBET..985....1K
    Klotz, A.
    Supernova 2007cr in ESO 137-19
    (discovery of SN 2007cr in ESO 137-19 with TAROT la Silla)
  •  2007CBET..989....1K
    Klotz, A.
    Supernova 2007cv in IC 2597
    (discovery of SN 2007cv in IC 2597 with TAROT la Silla)

  •  2007CBET.1004....1K
    Klotz, A.
    Supernova 2007ft in NGC 4677
    (discovery of SN 2007ft in NGC 4677 with TAROT la Silla)

  •  2007IAUC.8860....1K 
    Klotz, A.; Li, W.; Winslow, D.; Joubert, N.
    Supernovae 2007cr-2007cv
    (discoveries of SN 2007cr and SN 2007cv)
  • 2007IAUC.8864....1L
    Li, W.; Chen, T.-W.; Klotz, A.; Itagaki, K.; Monard, L. A. G.; Sehgal, A.; Newton, J.; Orff, T.
    Supernovae 2007cw-2007gv
    (discovery of SN 2007ft)
  • 2007CBET.1121....1P
    Pollas, C.; Klotz, A.
    Supernova 2007on in NGC 1404
    (discovery of SN 2007on in NGC 1404 with TAROT la Silla)

  • 2007ATEL.1263....1G
    Gal-Yam A., Simon, J., Klotz A. and Rosolowsky E.
    SN 2007on is probably a young type Ia event

  • 2008CBET.1503....3P
    Pollas, C.; Boer, M.; Klotz, A.
    Supernovae 2008fe, 2008fg, 2008fh, 2008fi, and 2008fk

  • 2012ATel.4207....1K
    Klotz, A.
    PSN J17484870-6042193 a supernova candidate by TAROT in ESO 139-28

  • 2012ATel.4217....1K
    Klotz, A.
    PSN J19065165-6142163 a supernova candidate by TAROT in IC 4815

  • 2012CBET.3155....1K
    Klotz, A.; Hsiao, E. Y.; Phillips, M. M.; Morrell, N.; Contreras, C.; Prieto, J.; Marion, G. H.
    Supernova 2012db in ESO 139-G28 = Psn J17484870-6042193

  • 2012CBET.3167....1K
    Klotz, A.; Parrent, J. T.; Howell, D. A.
    Supernova 2012dj in NGC 7531 = Psn J23144798-4336223

  • 2012ATel.4523....1K
    Klotz, A.; Conseil, E
    PSN J03333599-3607377 a supernova candidate by TAROT in NGC 1365.
  • 2012CBET.3275....1K
    Klotz, A.; Maury, A.; Childress, M.; Zhou, G.; Tucker, B.; Bayliss, D.; Scalzo, R.; Yuan, F.; Schmidt, B.; Buil, C.
    Supernova 2012fr in NGC 1365 = Psn J03333599-3607377
  • 2012CBET.3276....1K
    Klotz, A.; Normand, J.; Conseil, E.; Parker, S.; Fabrega, J.; Maury, A.
    Supernova 2012fr in NGC 1365 = PSN J03333599-3607377.
  • 2012CBET.3276....2K
    Klotz, A.; Maury, A.; Childress, M.; Zhou, G.; Tucker, B.; Bayliss, D.; Scalzo, R.; Yuan, F.; Schmidt, B.; Buil, C.
    Supernova 2012fr in NGC 1365 = Psn J03333599-3607377
  • 2012CBET.3277....1K
    Klotz, A.; Normand, J.; Conseil, E.; Parker, S.; Fabrega, J.; Maury, A.
    Supernova 2012fr in NGC 1365 = PSN J03333599-3607377.
  • 2012CBET.3277....2K
    Klotz, A.; Maury, A.; Childress, M.; Zhou, G.; Tucker, B.; Bayliss, D.; Scalzo, R.; Yuan, F.; Schmidt, B.; Buil, C.
    Supernova 2012fr in NGC 1365 = Psn J03333599-3607377
  • 2012CBET.3281....1K
    Klotz, A.; Brimacombe, J.
    Supernova 2012fv in IC 4815 = PSN J19065165-6142163.
  • 2012CBET.3282....1K
    Klotz, A.; Colas, F.; Peyrot, A.; Teng, J. P.; Buil, C.; Chomiuk, L.; Strader, J.; Inserra, C.; Smartt, S. J.; Fraser, M.; and 15 coauthors
    Supernova 2012fw in ESO 235-G37 = Psn J21015899-4816259
  •  2012CBET.3285....1M
    Maza, J.; Hamuy, M.; Antezana, R.; Gonzalez, L.; Cartier, R.; Forster, F.; Silva, S.; Carrasco, F.; Sanchez, P.; Hervias, C.; and 34 coauthors
    Supernova 2012fz in ESO 185-54 = Psn J20032484-5557192
  • 2013ATel.4849....1C
    Conseil, E.; Klotz, A.; Coward, D.; Zadko, J.; Boer, M.
    PSN J06161835-2122329 a supernova candidate by Zadko in NGC 2207
  • 2013ATel.5161....1C
    Childress, M.; Scalzo, R.; Tucker, B.; Yuan, F.; Schmidt, B.; Klotz, A.; Conseil, E.
    Classification of PSN J13505285-3017097 as an old Type Ia SN with WiFeS
  • 2013CBET.3754....1K
    Klotz, A.; Turpin, D.; Childress, M.; Owen, C.; Scalzo, R.; Yuan, F.; Schmidt, B.; Tucker, B.
    Supernova 2013hh in UGC 6483 = Psn J11290437+1714095

  • 2013ATel.5666....1TTurpin, D.; Klotz, A.; Vachier, F.; Sautot, G.
    TAROT Discovery of the Ia supernova PSN J11290437+1714095 in UGC 6483


MICELANEOUS

  • 2007CBET..894....2K
    Klotz, A
    Nova Cygni 2007

  • 2007OEJV...70....1B
    Boër, M.; Klotz, A.; Paschke, A.
    Minima of long period eclipsing stars

  • 2008MPEC....J...68G
    Gajdos, S.; Vilagi, J.; Tichy, M.; Ticha, J.; Kadota, K.; Abe, H.; McAndrew, S. G.; Sheridan, E.; Klotz, A.; Mackintosh, R.; and 11 coauthors
    Comet P/2008 j2 (beshore)

  • 2008MPC..62834..22K
    Klotz, A.
    Comet Observations [809 European Southern Observatory, La Silla]

  • 2011MPC..75801..19K
    Klotz, A.; Strajnic, J.
    Comet Observations [910 Caussols-ODAS]

  •  2011MPC..75939...8M
    Maury, A.; Hahn, G.; Klotz, A.; Strajnic, J.
    Minor Planet Observations [910 Caussols-ODAS]

  • 2014A&A...562A..24M
    Mauron, N.; Gigoyan, K. S.; Berlioz-Arthaud, P.; Klotz, A.
    Cool carbon stars in the halo and in dwarf galaxies: Hα, colours, and variability
  • 2014yCat..35620024M
    Mauron, N.; Gigoyan, K. S.; Berlioz-Arthaud, P.; Klotz, A.
    VizieR Online Data Catalog: Cool carbon stars in the halo and Fornax dSph (Mauron+, 2014)