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Edward Hand
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November Progress Update
After last months brief period of observations we are sorry to report that the ART is still unable to perform autonomous observations due to continuing hardware faults. However work continues on commissioning the new COAST and PIRATE facilities and you can ...

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PIRATE data contributes to Gaia follow up
This week's Gaia image of the week is a graph of a microlensing event, which many observatories around the world have been helping to follow up. Included among these is our newly commissioned PIRATE telescope, seen credited at the bottom. http://www.cosmos....

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Recently, after a successful service trip to Tenerife, some users with outstanding jobs in the ART queue had images returned. Over the nights of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of October approximately 300 images were taken autonomously. At that point we believed that...

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September Progress Update
Work continues on trying to re-establish observations with the Autonomous Robotic Telescope (ART). On the night of Thursday 8th September a test run was carried out and a number of jobs were completed with Galaxy Cam. The images returned appeared to be of g...

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Progress Update
A team have visited the Teide Observatory to perform maintenance on the Autonomous Robotic Telescope (ART) and oversee the construction of the new facilities that will form the OpenScience Observatories. ART As you will know the ART (formerly BRT) is curren...

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Welcome back!
Welcome back to telescope.org. The website and the telescope have now completed the transfer to the Open University. If you are a registered user who agreed to have your account transferred, you should find that your archive is as you left it. If you have a...

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Featured Object - The Needle Galaxy
Galaxies are often very faint objects. It can be difficult to see the fine detail without very long exposures. Not the case with edge-on galaxies. With the stars of the galaxy in-line, the galaxies appear much brighter (though with less area). Here we can s...

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New Request Constructor
The most important part of interacting with the telescope in Tenerife - the request constructor - has just been upgraded. Over one year in development, this latest iteration should be quicker and easier to use, no matter what you are using the telescope to ...

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Featured Object - Comet Lovejoy
Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy), now around its peak brightness of magnitude 5, can actually be seen with the naked eye. But using Cluster Camera gives a far better view. Comet Lovejoy makes its closest approach to the Sun at the end of January. It is unusual for...

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20 Years of the Bradford Robotic Telescope
Not long ago was the 20th anniversary of the first Bradford Robotic Telescope. Since the 1990s, the University of Bradford has been leading the world in remote astronomy and we're still going strong today. In this post we reveal video clips from 1995 TV, ha...
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