Thursday, 9 April 2015

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).

Friday, 23 January 2015

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 do.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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.

Monday, 12 January 2015

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, hailing the then new robotic telescope.