How to observe using the Real-time Control Interface

As of 1 April 2014 the RTI has been retired. A new real-time observing experience called "On Sky" is coming in September 2014.

If you have access to the LCOGT network provided by Faulkes Telescope Project or Institute for Astronomy, Maui this video might help when planning your first observing session. The video walks you through using the "Real-time control interface" (which we call the RTI), so you can see what to expect. The interface is simple to use and provides plenty of assistance for inexperienced observers. If you do not know what to observe you can pick astronomical objects from one of many Guided Tours of the sky, Search for an object that you know the name of, or for more advanced observers can enter your own co-ordinates.

You can also try out our interactive demo which gives you an experience of the control interface without needing to login or book observing time.