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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

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iprime

zprime

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R

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Blue

Lum

Halpha

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Info

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

Recent Images

Observation: 1268774
Exposure: 16292048
Filter: Lum
Length: 80.00s
taken 1438.2d ago

Observation: 1207111
Exposure: 15939358
Filter: U
Length: 80.00s
taken 1443.9d ago

Observation: 1215311
Exposure: 15998519
Filter: V
Length: 3.00s
taken 1443.9d ago

Observation: 1215310
Exposure: 15998518
Filter: V
Length: 3.00s
taken 1443.9d ago

Observation: 1260809
Exposure: 16270976
Filter: Lum
Length: 0.03s
taken 1444.0d ago