BOOTES-1B is an independent robotic observatory with a 30 cm aperture telescope dedicated to simultaneous and
follow-up optical observations of high-energy transient cosmic
phenomena, such as Gamma-Ray bursts, Soft gamma repeaters, Supernova
and similar. Further objective is a study of variable stars, active
galaxies or nearby minor planets.
The telescope is located at the atmospheric sounding station
(Estación de Sondeos Atmosféricos—ESAt, INTA) of El Arenosillo in
Andalucía, Spain. A nearby, older dome (BOOTES-1A) is used for
complementary wider angle instruments.
Mr. Martin Jelínek inside the BOOTES-1B
The telescope uses Linux based RTS2 as an observing system since 2003. All G2, G3
and G4 cameras are supported by RTS2 software package since 2010, so
the cooled, slow-scan CCD camera G2-1600 replaced the previously used
camera on BOOTES-1B telescope and is now used as the main imaging
G2-1600 CCD camera on the BOOTES-1B telescope
All images courtesy of Martin Jelínek.