Viewing posts from August, 2013
Here are some of the best images created using our Astrophotography "How-to" guide, with observations made on various LCOGT telescopes.
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Call for Proposals to use the LCOGT 2m telescope facilities
Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT), with first lights at nine new 1-meter telescopes since April of 2012, achieved another critical milestone by capturing the first on-sky image with a production Sinistro camera. In development for over six years, the camera is arguably more important than the telescopes that will use them. “A telescope is really nothing more than a large camera lens,” explained Joe Tufts, instrumentation scientist on the Sinistro project. “A large, precise, stable, and very expensive camera lens.”
This weekend LCOGT are hosting a live astronomy Google+ Hangout. On Saturday 3 August between 21:00UTC and 23:00UTC, myself and Robert Hollow (CSIRO education officer) will be hosting Big Dipper to Southern Cross, in partnership with Astronomers Without Borders. For 2 hours, Rob and myself will be giving you a tour of the Southern Hemisphere night sky using one of the newly installed LCOGT 1-meter telescopes at our Sutherland observatory, South Africa.