This weekend Siding Spring observatory has been ravaged by a bush fire. All of the telescopes (including Faulkes Telescope South and our other instrumenation) appear to be safe. The New South Wales Fire Service used the LCOGT webcams to investigate the extent of the fires. Due to their brave efforts and the preventative measures of observatory staff, no life was lost. Sadly some buildings, including residential buildings, were lost to the flames.
Below is a short video, compiled from our webcam feed showing the fires throughout the day.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook