LIGOcam is a proposed wide field imaging telescope that will be able to perform rapid follow-up of optical transients detected by the LIGO Laser Interferometric Gravity-wave Observatory. In July 2013, a pathfinder instrument was tested at the proposed astronomical site, Cordon Macon, a high altitude site in Northern Argentina. Preliminary data demonstrate that the site is of excellent quality. In addition, the site-testing data will be used to perform a search for transiting planets in moving groups in the Southern sky. In collaboration with astronomers in Argentina and at UT-Brownsville, we plan to design and build a new telescope and wide field optical imager at this site to be in deployed in 2015.

Astronomy Group
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