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SKYNET is a distributed network of robotic telescopes operated by students, faculty, and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The network began operation in January 2006 with the opening of the six PROMPT telescopes in Chile. Since then, several more telescopes in the U.S. and Europe have been integrated into the network. We are ramping up to integrate many new telescopes around the world throughout 2011 and 2012.

A large fraction of PROMPT's observing time is dedicated to outreach. High schools and universities across the state of North Carolina have used SKYNET to teach astronomy for several years, and partner institutions across the U.S. are now using Skynet to enhance their curriculum. We also have programs that allow members of the general public to use Skynet's telescopes.


Filters

uprime

gprime

rprime

iprime

zprime

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V

R

I

Red

Green

Blue

Lum

Halpha

OIII

Clear

Exop


Info

APERTURE: 0.4 m
FOCAL LENGTH: 2939.0 mm
F-RATIO: 6.8
FILTERS: uprime, gprime, rprime, iprime, zprime, B, V, R, I, Red, Green, Blue, Lum, Halpha, OIII, Clear, Exop
CCD SIZE: 1024 x 1024 (13 um pixels)
FOV: 15.6 x 15.6 arcmins
SITE: Siding Springs Observatory

Recent Images

Observation: 1168781
Exposure: 15287186
Filter: Lum
Length: 1.00s
taken 1645.0d ago

Observation: 1168781
Exposure: 15287185
Filter: Lum
Length: 1.00s
taken 1645.0d ago

Observation: 1168761
Exposure: 15286706
Filter: Lum
Length: 1.00s
taken 1645.0d ago

Observation: 1168761
Exposure: 15286705
Filter: Lum
Length: 1.00s
taken 1645.0d ago

Observation: 1168960
Exposure: 15291982
Filter: Lum
Length: 80.00s
taken 1645.0d ago