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Dan

BRT Observatory Link Down..

posted by Dan on 13 December 2013

At roughly 20:30 on the 11th of December we lost communication with the BRT observatory at the Observatorio del Teide, shortly after at around 21:05 we lost communication with our night sky webcam.
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Antonio

International website now available in Portuguese

posted by Antonio on 8 October 2013


Read here about the why and how of making available telescope.org in Portuguese.

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Chris

Scheduler Upgrades

posted by Chris on 2 October 2013

The job scheduler is upgraded to support Moon-avoidance, the weights are tweaked to attempt to balance the work load a little better and there is a new live display of the job queue available on the website.

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Dan

Ra trailing update

posted by Dan on 18 September 2013

Trailing in the Ra axis was a noticeable problem with our images in the weeks leading up to the hardware failures in Tenerife. This post talks about the diagnostic work and repairs that were completed to resolve this issue.
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Dan

Tenerife emergency maintenance update - September 2013

posted by Dan on 11 September 2013

We arrived on site to make emergency repairs to the system on the 7th of September, since that date we have been working hard to bring the system back on line.
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Dan

Dome update

posted by Dan on 29 August 2013

With help from the observatory maintenance team, we have located the source of the dome Az drive problem.
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Dan

Dome offline

posted by Dan on 24 August 2013

We currently have a problem with the azimuth drive of the dome which is preventing operation.
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Dan

Long overdue blog post...

posted by Dan on 13 August 2013

This is my first blog post in a very long time.. too long to be honest.
At the end of the observatory maintenance trip the whole team returned to the UK and buried our heads in paperwork and attempts to make the system run well.
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Dan

Telescope Pointing Errors Update

posted by Dan on 28 June 2013

We started the telescope on a mapping run last night. The first ~20 points looked very good, but then the dome stopped responding to commands to rotate. The dome shutter could be opened and closed, but the dome could not be rotated
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Dan

Telescope Homing Errors

posted by Dan on 28 June 2013

With help from Don and Steve at Software Bisque we believe that we have now resolved the problems with homing our mount.
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