M. Boer, J. Atteia, C. Barat
May 12, 2008
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TAROT (Telescope a Action Rapide pour les Objets Transitoires) is a two step project whose goal is the observation of short optical transient sources, primarily GRBs. As a first step, a CCD camera will be used at the focus of a 25 cm telescope, able to slew in less than 3 seconds to any point in the sky in response to HETE alerts. The field of view will be 3 degrees. In the second, future step, we plan to operate a set of telescopes on a common mount with similar performance. The resulting field of view will be 10 degrees, corresponding to typical BACODINE error regions.