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Fawkes Telescope Data

Posted by David Perkin at 12:29 on 2010 Mar 03

I observe that the last data in Downloads from the Fawkes Telescope was generated in 2007.Still useful for practising image processing but not helpful for research.Can I assume that recent data is not available?Is there any similar facility around?Regards,David Perkin

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Re:Fawkes Telescope Data

Posted by Richard Miles at 11:43 on 2010 Mar 05

David - Good point - thanks for flagging this oversight. This part of the site was set up after we had had our first successful BAA observing session at our Out-of-London meeting in Liverpool.There have been a few attempts in the last couple of years which have been clouded out but, after a long break, we were successful at the Christmas meeting last December 12 when we observed asteroid (1645) Waterfield at opposition as well as taking images of (7102) Neilbone and a few stars for calibrations.We took a total of 19 images on the day having started imaging before the formal meeting began and having had two consecutive 30-minute slots booked on the Faulkes Telescope South. I have just zipped the images and they occupy about 17 Mb. I'll check with Callum to see about getting them to him and putting them in the archive.Richard

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Re:Fawkes Telescope Data

Posted by John Cave at 18:55 on 2010 Mar 07

As a user of the Faulkes Telescopes this does seem a bit strange. I have an hour scheduled for this Thursday and the following Thursday both between 11.00a.m. and 12.00. Should anyone require any images or data that could be obtained during these sessions I would be only too happy to help. The both sessions are for the FTS (Australia). I have attached an image of the Crab taken with this telescope (unaltered).John. [img]