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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.


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Info

APERTURE: 0.4 m
FOCAL LENGTH: 4572.0 mm
F-RATIO: 11.2
FILTERS: Red, Green, Blue, Lum, Halpha, OIII, SII
CCD SIZE: 4096 x 4096 (9 um pixels)
FOV: 27.7 x 27.7 arcmins
SITE: Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory

Recent Images

Observation: 4146558
Exposure: 25482571
Filter: Lum
Length: 20.00s
taken 8.7d ago

Observation: 4762044
Exposure: 28277799
Filter: Green
Length: 0.03s
taken 8.7d ago

Observation: 4757991
Exposure: 28271377
Filter: Green
Length: 0.03s
taken 8.7d ago

Observation: 4757984
Exposure: 28271343
Filter: Green
Length: 0.03s
taken 8.7d ago

Observation: 4754092
Exposure: 28265078
Filter: Green
Length: 0.03s
taken 8.7d ago