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Further explosions from comet Schwassmann-Wachmann

Once again Richard Miles (Director of the BAA, asteroids and comets section) has been following up interesting activity on the periodic comet, Comet 29P/ Schwassmann-Wachmann. His report is below.

Observation Slideshows

Over recent months we've been improving how we show observer's images. We started by building an ontology based around /observations. Every observation (e.g. this observation of spiral galaxy M65), observer (e.g. Whitchurch High School) and telescope (e.g. Faulkes Telescope South) has its own unique URI. This has made it easier to find, and share links to, observations taken with our network.

2010 Statistics for FTN and FTS

Zeitgeist 2010

As 2011 begins we thought it would be interesting to have a look at some numbers which were significant for LCOGT during 2010. The majority of the numbers are precise but a couple of them are estimates (look at the descriptions for more information). Not all the information is scientifically relevent, but we hope you enjoy it anyway.

LCOGT CEO Wayne Rosing Builds a 1-Meter Enclosure

On December 23, 2010, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope’s CEO Wayne Rosing and a crew of three movers from Bucks Movers and Transport Statewide arrived at LCOGT’s Goleta warehouse to see if LCOGT’s 1-meter telescope enclosures could be built in a fast and repeatable manner. “If we’re going to build fifteen of these things on mountaintops around the planet, they have to be right,” Rosing said.