OPTIMA Publications

(OPTIMA team authors or OPTIMA data used)

PhD Theses

Master Theses

  • Software design and development of the improved OPTIMA data acquisition system
    Duscha S., National University of Ireland, Galway (2007)

  • High-Speed Astrophysics: Rapid Events Near Compact Binaries
    Helena Uthas, Lund Observatory, Lund University (2005)

Diploma Theses

  • Entwicklung und Einsatz eines Wollaston-Polarimeters für die Hochgeschwindigkeitsastronomie mit OPTIMA-Burst
    Mühlegger, M., Technische Universität München (2006)

  • Anpassung und Einsatz des OPTIMA Photometers zur Messung von GRB-Afterglow-Transienten
    Stefanescu, A., Technische Universität München (2004)

  • Einsatz und Weiterentwicklung von OPTIMA als hochzeitauflösendes Photo- und Polarimeter
    Kellner, S., Technische Universität München (2002)


Publications



Decomposition of the optical polarisation components of the Crab pulsar and its nebula
A. Słowikowska, R. Mignani, G. Kanbach and K. Krzeszowski
Proceedings of the Pulsar Conference: Electromagnetic Radiation from Pulsars and Magnetars
(24. - 27. 04. 2012, Zielona Góra, Poland),
submitted to: Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (ASPCS)



Investigating AM Her Cataclysmic Variables with OPTIMA
Słowikowska, Aga; Goździewski, Krzysztof; Nasiroglu, Ilham; Kanbach, Gottfried; Rau, Arne; Krzeszowski, Krzysztof
Proceedings of the 18th European White Dwarf Workshops -- EuroWD 12, Kraków, Poland, 13-17 August, 2012,
submitted to: Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (ASPCS),
arXiv:1210.0884 [astro-ph.EP]



On the HU Aquarii planetary system hypothesis
Krzysztof Gozdziewski, Ilham Nasiroglu, Aga Slowikowska, Klaus Beuermann, Gottfried Kanbach, Bartosz Gauza, Andrzej J. Maciejewski, Robert Schwarz, Axel D. Schwope, Tobias C. Hinse, Nader Haghighipour, Vadim Burwitz, Mariusz Slonina, Arne Rau
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 425, Issue 2, pp. 930-949 (2012)



Very fast photometric and X-ray observations of the intermediate polar V2069 Cygni (RX J2123.7+4217)
Nasiroglu, I.; Slowikowska, A.; Kanbach, G.; Haberl, F.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 420, Issue 4, pp. 3350-3359.



Very fast photometric observations of the intermediate polar V2069 Cyg
I. Nasiroglu, A. Slowikowska and G. Kanbach
Proceedings: High Time Resolution Astrophysics (HTRA) IV - The Era of Extremely Large Telescopes
May 5 - 7, 2010, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

HTRA-IV_012



The orbital ephemeris of HU Aquarii observed with OPTIMA. (Are there two giant planets in orbit?)
Nasiroglu I., Slowikowska A., Kanbach G., Schwarz R., Schwope A.D.
Proceedings: High Time Resolution Astrophysics (HTRA) IV - The Era of Extremely Large Telescopes
May 5 - 7, 2010, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

HTRA-IV_048



Fast-time variability in high-mass X-ray binaries: SAX J2103.5+4545
P. Reig, A. Slowikowska and G. Kanbach
Proceedings: High Time Resolution Astrophysics (HTRA) IV - The Era of Extremely Large Telescopes
May 5 - 7, 2010, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

HTRA-IV_055



The giant planet orbiting the cataclysmic binary DP Leonis
Beuermann K., Buhlmann J., Diese J., Dreizler S., Hessman F.V., Husser T.-O., Miller G.F., Nickol N., Pons R., Ruhr D., Schmülling H., Schwope A.D., Sorge T., Ulrichs L., Winget D.E., Winget K.I.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 526, id.A53 (2011)



The absence of sub-minute periodicity in classical T Tauri stars
H. M. Günther, N. Lewandowska, M. P. G. Hundertmark, H. Steinle, J. H. M. M. Schmitt, D. Buckley, S. Crawford, D. O'Donoghue, P. Vaisanen
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 518, id.A54 (2010)



Hunting high and low: XMM monitoring of the eclipsing polar HU Aquarii
Schwarz R., Schwope A. D., Vogel J., Dhillon V. S., Marsh T. R., Copperwheat C., Littlefair S. P., Kanbach G.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 496, Issue 3, 2009, pp.833-840



Optical polarisation of the Crab pulsar: precision measurements and comparison to the radio emission
Agnieszka Slowikowska A., Kanbach G., Kramer M., Stefanescu A.
Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 397, 103-123 (2009)



GRB081102: OPTIMA-Burst optical upper limit
Stefanescu A., Primak N., Schrey F., Kanbach G., Slowikowska A., Steinle H., Updike A., and Lewandowski N.
GCN Circ. 8463 (2008)



Very fast optical flaring from a possible new Galactic magnetar
Stefanescu A., Kanbach G. Słowikowska A., Greiner J., McBreen S., Sala G.
Nature 455, 503-505 (2008)

+ MPG press-release September 26, 2008
(Surprising flashes from a possible magnetar)



OPTIMA: A high time resolution optical photo-polarimeter
Kanbach G., Stefanescu, A., Duscha S., Mühlegger M., Schrey F., Steinle H., Slowikowska A., Spruit H.
In: High Time Resolution Astrophysics,
Springer Astrophys. and Sp. Sci. Library Vol. 351, pp.153-169, 2008
Eds. D. Phelan, O. Ryan, and A. Shearer
preprint



On the orbital period of the magnetic cataclysmic variable HU Aquarii
Vogel J., Schwope A., Schwarz R., Kanbach G., Dhillon V.S., Marsh T.R.
In: Proceedings of the HTRA workshop, Sept. 2007, Edinburgh
AIP Conf. Proc. 984, 264-267 (2008)



OPTIMA-Burst: Observing GRB Afterglows and other Fast Transients with High Time Resolution
Stefanescu A., Kanbach G., Słowikowska A., Duscha S., Mühlegger M.
In: Proceedings of the HTRA workshop, Sept. 2007, Edinburgh
AIP Conf. Proc. 984, 124-131 (2008)



High time resolution observations of Cataclysmic Variables with OPTIMA
Kanbach G., Stefanescu, A., Duscha S., Steinle H., Burwitz V., and Schwope A.
In: Proceedings of the HTRA workshop, Sept. 2007, Edinburgh
AIP Conf. Proc. 984, 32-40 (2008)



Software design and development of the improved OPTIMA data acquisition system
Duscha, S.
Master-Arbeit, National University of Ireland, Galway (2007)



OPTIMA-Burst - Catching GRB Afterglows (and other Transients) with High Time Resolution
Stefanescu, A., Duscha, S., Kanbach, G., Mühlegger M., Schrey, F., Slowikowska A., Steinle, H.
Astronomical Notes / Astronomische Nachrichten, 328, 620 (2007)



GRB070621: OPTIMA-Burst optical upper limit
Stefanescu, A., Ioannou Z., Kanbach, G., Duscha, S., Schrey, F., Slowikowska A., Steinle, H.
GCN Circ. 6564 (2007)



GRB 070610: OPTIMA-Burst detection of continued strong flaring activity
Stefanescu, A., Slowikowska A., Kanbach, G., Duscha, S., Schrey, F., Steinle, H., Ioannou Z.
GCN Circ. 6508 (2007)



GRB 070610: OPTIMA-Burst high-time-resolution optical observations
Stefanescu, A., Slowikowska A., Kanbach, G., Duscha, S., Schrey, F., Steinle, H., Ioannou Z.
GCN Circ. 6492 (2007)



GRB 060926: OPTIMA-burst -- further observations
Stefanescu, A., Schrey, F., Duscha, S., Kanbach, G., Muehlegger, M., Prymak, N., Steinle, H.
GCN Circ. 5623 (2006)



GRB060926 OPTIMA-burst optical observation
Stefanescu, A., Schrey, F., Duscha, S., Kanbach, G., Muehlegger, M., Prymak, N., Steinle, H.
GCN Circ. 5614 (2006)



GRB060912: OPTIMA-burst optical observations
Stefanescu, A., Schrey, F., Duscha, S., Muehlegger, M., Prymak, N., Kanbach, G., Steinle, H.
GCN Circ. 5564 (2006)



GRB060904b optical detections (delayed report due to internet outage)
Prymak, N., Kanbach, G., Steinle H., Stefanescu, A., Duscha, S., Schrey, F., Muehlegger, M.
GCN Circ. 5541 (2006)



GRB060807: optical upper limit in white light
Duscha, S., Muehlegger, M., Stefanescu, A., Kanbach, G., Prymak, N., Schrey, F., Steinle, H.
GCN Circ. 5417 (2006)



GRB 060805: optical upper limit in r
Muehlegger, M., Duscha, S., Stefanescu, A., Kanbach, G., Prymak, N., Schrey, F., Steinle, H.
GCN Circ. 5405 (2006)



GRB060801: optical upper limit in r
Duscha, S., Kanbach, G., Muehlegger, M., Stefanescu, A., Schrey, F., Prymak, N., Steinle, H.
GCN Circ. 5383 (2006)



GRB 060717 optical upper limit
Stefanescu, A.; Kanbach, G.; Duscha, S.; Schrey, F.; Muehlegger, M.; Prymak, N.; Steinle, H.
GCN Circ. 5333 (2006)



GRB060707 (GRB060714) possible optical confirmation
Stefanescu, A.; Kanbach, G.; Duscha, S.; Schrey, F.; Muehlegger, M.; Prymak, N.; Steinle, H.
GCN Circ. 5314 (2006)



GRB060707 possible optical confirmation
Stefanescu, A.; Schrey, F.; Kanbach, G.; Duscha, S.; Muhlegger, M.; Prymak, N.; Steinle, H.
GCN Circ. 5291 (2006)



Pulsar Characteristics Across The Energy Spectrum
Slowikowska, A.
PhD thesis, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Department of Astrophysics in Torun (2006)



Entwicklung und Einsatz eines Wollaston-Polarimeters für die Hochgeschwindigkeitsastronomie mit OPTIMA-Burst
Mühlegger, M.
Diploma thesis, Technische Universität München (2006)



New optical polarization measurements of the Crab pulsar
Kanbach G., Slowikowska A., Kellner S., and Steinle H.
AIP Conference Proceedings "Astrophysical Sources of High Energy Particles and Radiation",
eds. T. Bulik et al.,
AIPC 801, pp. 306-311 (2005)



Anpassung und Einsatz des OPTIMA Photometers zur Messung von GRB-Afterglow-Transienten
Stefanescu, A.
Diploma thesis, Technische Universität München (2004)



Multiwavelength observations of eclipsing polars
Schwope A., Hambaryan V., Staude A., Schwarz R., Kanbach G., Steinle H., Schrey F., Marsch T., Dhillon V., Osborne J., Wheatley P., Potter S.
Proc. IAU Coll. 190, 'Magnetic CVs', Cape Town S.A., 8-13 Dec 2002
ASP Conference Series, 315, 92-105 (2004)



Search for fast correlated X-ray and optical variability in Cir X-1 and XTE J1746-321
Spruit H.C., Kanbach G., Steinle H.
astro-ph 0404524



New optical polarization measurements of the Crab pulsar
Kanbach G., Wozna A., Kellner S., Steinle H.
poster - X-Ray Polarimetry Workshop, 9-11 February 2004, SLAC, Stanford, California, USA
abstract;
poster in A4 format;



Correlated optical/X-ray variability in XTE J1118+480
Malzac J., Belloni T., Spruit H.C., Kanbach G.
Astron. Astrophys. 407, 335-345 (2003)



A multiwavelength timing analysis of the eclipsing polar DP Leo
Schwope A.D., V. Hambaryan, R. Schwarz, G. Kanbach, and B.T. Gänsicke
Astron. Astrophys. 392, 541-551 (2002)



Correlated X-ray and optical variability in KV UMa
Spruit H.C. and Kanbach G.
Astron. Astrophys. 391, 225-233 (2002)



X-ray / optical correlations in the transient black hole system KV UMa (XTE J1118+48)
Kanbach G., H. Steinle, H.C. Spruit, C. Straubmeier
Vortrag (HS) - AG Tagung Berlin, 22. - 29. September 2002
Abstract ; Vorabveröffentlichung



Design and Status of the MPE Fast Timing Photo-Polarimeter OPTIMA
Kanbach G., H. Steinle, S. Kellner, C. Straubmeier
Poster - AG Tagung Berlin, 22. - 29. September 2002
Abstract ; Poster



Correlated optical/X-ray variability in XTE J1118+480
Malzac J., Belloni T., Spruit H.C., Kanbach G.
Proceedings of the 4th Microquasars Workshop
Cargese, Korsika, Frankreich, 27. Mai bis 1. Juni 2002
Ed.: Durouchoux Ph., Fuchs Y., Rodriguez J.
Proceedings of SPIE 4841, 82 ff. (2003)
Center for Space Physics, Kolkata (Indien), p.31 ff.
Abstract (ADS)



Design and results of the fast timing photo-polarimeter OPTIMA
Kanbach G., S. Kellner, F. Schrey, H. Steinle, C. Straubmeier H.C. Spriut
Poster für das SPIE Meeting:
Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation
"Power Telescopes and Instrumentation into the New Millennium"
Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA; 22. - 28. August 2002
Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes
Eds.: M.Iye, A.F.M. Moorwood,
Proceedings of SPIE 4841, 82 ff. (2003)
Abstract (ADS), Vorabveröffentlichung



Einsatz und Weiterentwicklung von OPTIMA als hochzeitauflösendes Photo- und Polarimeter
Kellner, S.
Diploma thesis, Technische Universität München (2002)



Postes presented to the MPE-Fachbeirat in June 2002:




Design and First Results of the Fast Photon Counting Photometer OPTIMA
Kanbach G. und C. Straubmeier
In: Proc. 1st Galway Workshop on High Time Resolution Astrophysics,
A. Golden, A. Shearer and R. Butler (Eds.),
18-19 April, 2001, NUI, Galway, Ireland
erscheint in ASP Conf. Proc. Ser. (2002)
Vorabveröffentlichung



Correlated fast X-ray and optical variability in the black-hole candidate XTE J1118+480
Kanbach G., C. Straubmeier, H.C. Spruit & T. Belloni
Nature 414, 180 -182 (2001)
+ Nature Highlight
+ MPG Presseinformation 7. November 2001
(Flackerndes Licht vom Schwarzen Loch)
+ MPA Highlight vom 1. Dezember 2001
(Flackerndes Licht vom Schwarzen Loch in KV UMa)



OPTIMA: A Photon Counting High-Speed Photometer
Straubmeier C., Kanbach G. und Schrey F.
Experimental Astronomy, 11/3, 157-170 (2001)



OPTIMA - Entwicklung und erste astronomische Messungen eines optischen Hochgeschwindigkeitsphotometers
Straubmeier C.
Doktorarbeit, Technische Universität München (2001) ,
Abstract



OPTIMA - An Optical Pulsar Timing Analyzer
Straubmeier C. und Kanbach G.
In: Pulsar Astronomy -- 2000 and Beyond, eds.: Kramer M., Wex N. and Wielebinski R.,
ASP Conf. Ser. 202, 311 (2000)


letzte Änderung 2013-09-05   durch H. Steinle

 
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