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Ed

Featured Object - The Needle Galaxy

posted by Ed on 9 April 2015

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).


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Chris

Constellation Back Online

posted by Chris on 27 March 2015

Constellation-Cam is now back online.

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Ed

New Request Constructor

posted by Ed on 23 January 2015

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.
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Ed

Featured Object - Comet Lovejoy

posted by Ed on 13 January 2015

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.


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Ed

20 Years of the Bradford Robotic Telescope

posted by Ed on 12 January 2015

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.

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Chris

Constellation Cam Jobs

posted by Chris on 4 December 2014

Constellation-Cam jobs will be frozen.

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Chris

Better JPEGs

posted by Chris on 27 November 2014

The latest upgrade to the web site brings better automatic processing of JPEG images.

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Ed

Featured Object - The Flame Nebula

posted by Ed on 27 October 2014

The object we'll be looking at this time is the Flame Nebula. This little know nebula is very easy to observe, in terms of its brightness and its size.
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Ed

New Image Viewer Now Live

posted by Ed on 13 August 2014

I am excited to present the very latest version of our online FITS editing tools, now live on the site for you to use. While other sites either provide a static jpeg or (sometimes) give you a FITS file, which you need specialist software to open, we are unique in offering a simple-to-use interface for editing your data, right in your web browser. Our newest, third generation FITS viewer is going to push the boundaries of what you thought was possible in a web page, and the first stage of the release is now live.
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Ed

Object of the Month - Veil Nebula

posted by Ed on 12 August 2014

The Veil Nebula is not an object that has traditionally been popular with the users of the BRT. I can only assume that this is because it's not very well known. With the right settings this object can produce quite nice images.

 
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