OBSERVATORY COMMAND CENTER
Welcome to the Observatory Command Center! As a community member, you can command robotic telescopes at world class observing sites like the Canary Islands, off the west coast of Africa.
Make your own reservation now by clicking a GREEN Available Slot
in the schedule. If all the slots are booked, move ahead a day in the schedule by clicking the red date flags.
Now select an object to be viewed using Quick Pick or Choose From List. These lists represent celestial objects that are in the night sky during your selected viewing time.
Members can also point the telescopes by entering a Catalog Number or Coordinates which will provide access to additional features such as processing recipes, auto-snap, and calibrated FITS images.
Once your slot is confirmed, the telescope will point to that object at the designated time. Both PNG and FITS image files are saved in My Pics for easy retrieval. Continue
Advanced users have access to additional features, including adjusting the processing recipes, auto-snap and calibrated FITS images. Click the Advanced button to review further.
It's that easy! Become a community member today to confirm your reservation.
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