Publications

Selected Papers

New insight into the origin of the GeV flare in the binary system PSR B1259-63/LS 2883 from the 2017 periastron passage – Chernyakova, M., Malyshev, D., Mc Keague, S., van Soelen, B., Marais, J. P., Martin-Carrillo, A., Murphy, D. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 497, Issue 1, pp.648-655, 2020 [LINK]

Full orbital solution for the binary system in the northern Galactic disc microlensing event Gaia16aye – P Mróz, KA Rybicki, M Gromadzki et al. Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol. 633, pp. A98, 2020 [LINK]

X-shooter and ALMA spectroscopy of GRB 161023A – A study of metals and molecules in the line of sight towards a luminous GRBde Ugarte Postigo, A.; Thöne, C. C.; Bolmer, J.; Schulze, S.; Martín, S.; Kann, D. A.; D’Elia, V.; Selsing, J.; Martin-Carrillo, A.; Perley, D. A.; Kim, S.; Izzo, L.; Sánchez-Ramírez, R.; Guidorzi, C.; Klotz, A.; Wiersema, K.; Bauer, F. E.; Bensch, K.; Campana, S.; Cano, Z.; Covino, S.; Coward, D.; De Cia, A.; de Gregorio-Monsalvo, I.; De Pasquale, M.; Fynbo, J. P. U.; Greiner, J.; Gomboc, A.; Hanlon, L.; Hansen, M.; Hartmann, D. H.; Heintz, K. E.; Jakobsson, P.; Kobayashi, S.; Malesani, D. B.; Martone, R.; Meintjes, P. J.; Michalowski, M. J.; Mundell, C. G.; Murphy, D.; Oates, S.; Resmi, L.; Salmon, L.; van Soelen, B.; Tanvir, N. R.; Turpin, D.; Xu, D.; Zafar, T. Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol. 620, pp. A119, 2018 [LINK]

Transient emission of selected CRTS Cataclysmic Variables – H Szegedi, A Odendaal, PJ Meintjes, B van Soelen, JP Marais, AF Rajoelimanana, MM Nyamai, RJ Britto, L Hanlon, D Murphy, A Martin-Carrillo, M Motsoaledi, JR Thorstensen, Proceedings of Science, The Golden Age of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects IV, 11-16 September, 2017 Palermo, Italy [LINK]

Colour variations in the GRB 120327A afterglowA. Melandri, S. Covino, E. Zaninoni, S. Campana, J. Bolmer, B. E. Cobb, J. Gorosabel, J.-W. Kim, P. Kuin, D. Kuroda, D. Malesani, C. G. Mundell, F. Nappo, B. Sbarufatti, R. J. Smith, I. A. Steele, M. Topinka, A. S. Trotter, F. J. Virgili, M. G. Bernardini, P. D’Avanzo, V. D’Elia, D. Fugazza, G. Ghirlanda, A. Gomboc, J. Greiner, C. Guidorzi, J. B. Haislip, H. Hanayama, L. Hanlon, M. Im, K. M. Ivarsen, J. Japelj, M. Jelínek, N. Kawai, S. Kobayashi, D. Kopac, A. P. LaCluyzé, A. Martin-Carrillo, D. Murphy, D. E. Reichart, R. Salvaterra, O. S. Salafia, G. Tagliaferri and S. D. Vergani, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 607 (2017) A29 [LINK]

New Discoveries and Surprises Revealed through SALT Spectroscopy of the Unclassified Fermi-LAT Sources – B. van Soelen, L. Klindt, J. Marais, R. Britto, P. Meintjes, P. Vaisanen, L. Hanlon, D. Murphy, Frontier Research in Astrophysics II, Vol. 269 (2016) [LINK]

Blazar monitoring with the Watcher robotic telescope – P. Tisdall, L. Hanlon, D. Murphy, M. Topinka, S. Meehan, A. Martin-Carrillo, M. Jelínek, P. Meintjes, B. van Soelen, M. Hoffman, Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica (Serie de Conferencias) Vol. 45, pp. 71–72 (2014) [LINK]

GRB 120711A: an intense INTEGRAL burst with long-lasting soft gamma-ray emission and a powerful optical flash – A. Martin-Carrillo, L. Hanlon, M. Topinka, A.P. LaCluyzé, V. Savchenko, D.A. Kann, A.S. Trotter, S. Covino, T. Krühler, J. Greiner, S. McGlynn, D. Murphy, P. Tisdall, S. Meehan, C. Wade, B. McBreen, D.E. Reichart, D. Fugazza, J.B. Haislip, A. Rossi, P. Schady, J. Elliott, S. Klose (2014), Astronomy & Astrophysics, 567, 84 (2014) [LINK]

Gamma-Ray burst afterglows with the Watcher robotic telescope – M. Topinka, L. Hanlon, S. Meehan, P. Tisdall, M. Jelínek, P. Kubánek, H. van Heerden, P. Meintjes (2014), Revista Mexicana de Astronomía y Astrofísica (Serie de Conferencias) Vol. 45, pp. 65–68 (2014) [LINK]

Status update of the Watcher Robotic Telescope – M. Topinka, S. Meehan, L. Hanlon, P. Tisdall, H. van Heerden, P. Meintjes, M. Hoffman, M. Jelínek and P. Kubánek,  EAS Publication Series, 61, pp 487-489, doi:10.1051/eas/1361080 (2013) [LINK]

A multiwavelength view of the flaring state of PKS 2155-304 in 2006 – Abramowski, A. et al. Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 539, id.A149, 22 pp (2012) [LINK]

Photometry and spectroscopy of GRB 060526: a detailed study of the afterglow and host galaxy of a z = 3.2 gamma-ray burst C. C. Thöne, D. A. Kann, G. Jóhannesson, J. H. Selj, A. O. Jaunsen, J. P. U. Fynbo, C. W. Akerlof, K. S. Baliyan, C. Bartolini, I. F. Bikmaev, J . S. Bloom, R. A. Burenin, B. E. Cobb, S. Covino, P. A. Curran, H. Dahle, A. Ferrero, S. Foley, J. French, A. S. Fruchter, S. Ganesh, J. F. Graham, G. Greco, A. Guarnieri, L. Hanlon, J. Hjorth, M. Ibrahimov, G. L. Israel, P. Jakobsson, M. Jelínek, B. L. Jensen, U. G. Jørgensen, I. M. Khamitov, T. S. Koch, A. J. Levan, D. Malesani, N. Masetti, S. Meehan, G. Melady, D. Nanni, J. Näränen, E. Pakstiene, M. N. Pavlinsky, D. A. Perley, A. Piccioni, G. Pizzichini, A. Pozanenko, P. W. A. Roming, W. Rujopakarn, V. Rumyantsev, E. S. Rykoff, D. Sharapov, D. Starr, R. A. Sunyaev, H. Swan, N. R. Tanvir, F. Terra, A. de Ugarte Postigo, P. M. Vreeswijk, A. C. Wilson, S. A. Yost and F. Yuan, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 523, id.A70, 21 pp. (2010) [LINK]

Operating a global network of autonomous observatories – P. Kubánek, A. Castro-Tirado, A. de Ugarte Postigo, R. Cunniffe, M. Prouza, J. Štrobl, H. van Heerden, J. Gorosabel, R. Hudec, P. Yock, W. Allen, I. Bond, G. Christie, S. Guziy, L. Hanlon, M. Jelínek, S. Meehan, C. Polášek, V. Reglero, P. Vitale, Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7740, id. 77400U (2010) [LINK]

The Photometry Pipeline of the Watcher Robotic Telescope – A. Ferrero, L. Hanlon, R. Felletti, et al., Advances in Astronomy, vol. 2010, Article ID 715237, doi:10.1155/2010/715237 (2010) [LINK]

Watcher Robotic Telescope Follow‐Ups of GRBs – G. Melady, J. French, L. Hanlon,B. McBreen, S. Foley, A. Ferrero, R. Felletti, S. McBreen, P. Kubánek, M. Jelínek, P. Meintjes, M. Hoffman, J. Calitz, N. Smith, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1133, 67-69, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3155970 (2009) [LINK]

Flares from a candidate Galactic magnetar suggest a missing link to dim isolated neutron stars – Castro-Tirado, A. J.; de Ugarte Postigo, A.; Gorosabel, J.; Jelínek, M.; Fatkhullin, T. A.; Sokolov, V. V.; Ferrero, P.; Kann, D. A.; Klose, S.; Sluse, D.; Bremer, M.; Winters, J. M.; Nuernberger, D.; Pérez-Ramírez, D.; Guerrero, M. A.; French, J.; Melady, G.; Hanlon, L.; McBreen, B.; Leventis, K.; Markoff, S. B.; Leon, S.; Kraus, A.; Aceituno, F. J.; Cunniffe, R.; Kubánek, P.; Vítek, S.; Schulze, S.; Wilson, A. C.; Hudec, R.; Durant, M.; González-Pérez, J. M.; Shahbaz, T.; Guziy, S.; Pandey, S. B.; Pavlenko, L.; Sonbas, E.; Trushkin, S. A.; Bursov, N. N.; Nizhelskij, N. A.; Sánchez-Fernández, C.; Sabau-Graziati, L. Nature, 455, 7212, 506-509 (2008) [LINK]

 A photometric redshift of z = 1.8+0.4-0.3 for the AGILE GRB 080514BA. Rossi, A. de Ugarte Postigo, P. Ferrero, D. A. Kann, S. Klose, S. Schulze, J. Greiner, P. Schady, R. Filgas, E. E. Gonsalves, A. Küpcü Yoldaş, T. Krühler, G. Szokoly, A. Yoldaş, P. M. J. Afonso, C. Clemens, J. S. Bloom, D. A. Perley, J. P. U. Fynbo, A. J. Castro-Tirado, J. Gorosabel, P. Kubánek, A. C. Updike, D. H. Hartmann, A. Giuliani, S. T. Holland, L. Hanlon, M. Bremer, J. French, G. Melady and D. A. García-Hernández, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 491, Issue 2, pp.L29-L32 (2008) [LINK]

Books

‘Robotic Astronomy’, (2010), Editors: Alberto J. Castro-Tirado, Joshua S. Bloom, Lorraine Hanlon, and Taro Kotani, Publishers: Hindawi [LINK]

Theses

Posters

  • The Watcher Robotic Telescope at Boyden Observatory South Africa – L. Hanlon, European Week of Astronomy & Space Science, Liverpool 2018 – Final Watcher poster EWASS 2018
  • Blazar Monitoring with the Watcher Robotic Telescope – P. Tisdall, Third Workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories Malaga 2013 [LINK]

Circulars

GRB follow-up observations are rapidly notified to the community via notices distributed through the Gamma-ray Coordinates Network or the Astronomer’s Telegrams.

  • The list of GCNs generated by Watcher can be found here.
  • The list of ATELs generated by Watcher can be found here.