Instruments

Burst Optical Observer and Transient Exploring System    

( A world wide Network of Robotic Telescopes )

1.Introduction

The first BOOTES robotic astronomical station (dubbed BOOTES-1 since 1998) was located at INTA's Estación de Sondeos Atmosféricos in Centro de Experimentación de El Arenosillo, a dark-sky site near Mazagón (Huelva), center owned by the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aerospacial (INTA). The second observing station was opened in 2001 and it is located at the Estación Experimental de La Mayora (dubbed BOOTES-2), 240 kms apart. The latter is run by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC).

Figure: The location of the first two BOOTES observing stations in South Spain