Status of the verification partners

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Status of the partners preparing for the Gaia Alerts verification

Information about the requirements

In order to become a member of the Gaia Follow-up Network for Transient Objects (Gaia-FUN-TO), especially to take part in the alerts verification, a potential partner must fullfil a number of requirements. The list of requirements is still to be fine-tuned, but they are:

  1. take part in the test observations
  2. react to an alert (or to a request with a target) and conduct its observations (in multiple filters) within 24h
  3. reduce the photometric data and submit to the CPCS within 24h from the observation (*)
  4. flux calibrations better than 10% (0.1 mag)

(*) Note: the CPCS was created in order to facilitate the homogenous calibration of the photometric reductions. You are welcome to provide your own calibrated data and omit the CPCS step, but we will still need to obtain the data within 24h from the observation.

Test observing campaigns and results

Partners in test



  • Contact person: Gisella Clementini, Giuseppe Altavilla
  • Location: Loiano, Bologna, Italy
  • 1.5m

Status: automated data upload


  • Contact person: Gisella Clementini, Lina Tomasella
  • Location: Padova, Italy
  • 1.82m

Status: no data uploaded


  • Contact person: Gisella Clementini, Giuseppe Leto,
  • Location: Serra la Nave, Catania, Sicily
  • robotic 80cm Ritchey-Cretien

Status: automated data upload


  • Contact person: Anna Piersimoni
  • Location: Teramo, Italy,
  • 72cm Ritchey-Cretien

Status: no data uploaded

Belgian Mercator

  • Contact person: Laurent Eyer, Lovro Palaversa
  • La Palma (Swiss time)
  • 1.2m

Status: automated data upload


  • Contact person: Laszlo Szabados, Gabor Marschalko
  • Location: Piszkesteto Mountain Station of the Konkoly Obs., Hungary
  • 1m RCC, 60/90/180 cm Schmidt, 50 cm Cassegrain

Status: manual data upload


  • Contact person: Ulrich Kolb, Richard.Busuttil
  • Location: Mallorca
  • 43cm corr.D-K, remote and robotic controlled

Status: automated data upload

Names and affiliations: R. Busuttil, U. Kolb, J. Bochinski (Open University), V. Burwitz (MPE Garching), J. Rodriguez (OAM, Mallorca)


  • Contact person: Stuart Littlefair
  • Location: La Palma
  • 50cm mod.D-K, robotic

Status: automated data upload


  • Contact person: Werner Zeilinger
  • Location: Austria
  • 1.5m RC

Status: automated data upload

Small FoV: occasional problems with calibrations.

ASV Serbia

  • Contact person: Goran Damljanovic, Oliver Vince
  • Location: Serbia
  • 60cm reflector

Status: automated data upload

Names and affiliations: G. Damljanovic, O. Vince, R. Pavlovic, Z. Cvetkovic, M. Stojanovic (Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade)

Tubitak Turkey

  • Contact person: Irek Khamitov
  • Location: Turkey
  • 150cm (RTT150), 100cm, 60cm

Status: manual data upload within 24h

Names and affiliations: Khamitov I.M.(1,3 ), Esenoglu H.(1,2), Bikmaev I.F.. (3,4), Zhuchkov R.Ya. (3,4)

1. TÜBİTAK National Observatory, Antalya, Turkey 2. İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey 3. Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia 4. Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan, Kazan, Russia

Bialkow/Wroclaw Poland

  • Contact person: Zbyszek Kolaczkowski
  • Location: Poland
  • 60cm

Status: automated data upload

Italian Supernova Project

  • Contact person: Simone Leonini
  • Location: Italy
  • 53cm

Status: manual data upload

Names and affiliations: S. Leonini, M. Conti, G. Guerrini, P. Rosi, L.M. Tinjaca Ramirez, Montarrenti Observatory, Siena, Italy part of Italian Supernovae Serach Project (ISSP)

Wise Observatory

  • Contact person: Yossi Shvarzvald, Dani Maoz
  • Location: Israel
  • 1m, 71cm, 45cm

Status: automated data upload

Ostrowik Observatory

  • Contact person: Lukasz Wyrzykowski, Krzysztof Ulaczyk, Michal Pawlak
  • Location: Poland
  • 60cm

Status: automated data upload


  • Contact person: Michel Dennefeld
  • Location: France
  • 1.2m

Status: no data uploaded

Vega Slovenia

  • Contact person: Jure Japelj
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 0.7m

Status: manual data upload


Swiss Euler

  • Contact person: Laurent Eyer, Lovro Palaversa
  • La Silla, Chile
  • 1.2m

Status: manual data upload

Danish/Czech Telescope

  • Contact person: Pavel Koubsky and Uffe Jorgensen
  • La Silla
  • 1.54m, remotely controlled by Czechs

Status: no data uploaded

Some data collected.


  • Contact person: Jochen Greiner, MPIE
  • 2.2m La Silla
  • 7 channels: Optical/NIR: grizJHK

Status: no data uploaded

Some data collected.


  • Contact person: Patricia Whitelock
  • 1.9m, 1.0m

Status: no data uploaded