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On December 23, 2010, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope’s CEO Wayne Rosing and a crew of three movers from Bucks Movers and Transport Statewide arrived at LCOGT’s Goleta warehouse to see if LCOGT’s 1-meter telescope enclosures could be built in a fast and repeatable manner.
The LCOGT network will consist of at least 6 sites, including Haleakala, Maui and Siding Spring, Australia where the two Faulkes Telescopes reside.
Here are the two images hot off the press. The observations of a strange asteroid were taken about 58 hr
apart. It was reported that Steve Larson of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory,
University of Arizona, had imaged the asteroid (596) Scheila on
December 11.44-11.47 UT with the 0.68-m Schmidt telescope at Catalina
and found it to be in apparent outburst with a comet-like appearance.
On November 11, 2010 the BOS telescope
at Sedgwick Reserve produced its first science result. BJ Fulton
controlled the 0.8m telescope from Santa Barbara while the Santa Ynez
Valley was enjoying good weather and seeing conditions. Taking 120
As a “Global Telescope Network,” we are carefully planning each site location not only to make sure we have 24/7 all-sky coverage, but we also take into account weather, seeing, accessibility, and more.
Recently a school in the UK contacted us who have been using our network through our partnership with Faulkes Telescope Project. It is always great to hear from people using our network. It looks like they made the most of a bad weather situation.
Once again, Richard Miles from British Astronomical Association's Asteroids and Comets section has glimpsed another fast rotating asteroid, called 2010 TD54. It is estimated that this asteroid is only 7 (+/-2) m in diameter. This asteroid is small and faint, but fortunately it is passing close to the earth at present allowing us a great view.
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