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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: 4565.0 mm
F-RATIO: 11.2
FILTERS: gprime, rprime, iprime, zprime, U, B, V, R, I, Red, Green, Blue, Lum, Halpha, OIII, Open, Clear
CCD SIZE: 1024 x 1024 (13 um pixels)
FOV: 10.0 x 10.0 arcmins
SITE: Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory

Recent Images

Observation: 1949217
Exposure: 18294837
Filter: Open
Length: 45.00s
taken 1.9m ago

Observation: 1949202
Exposure: 18294822
Filter: Open
Length: 45.00s
taken 3.0m ago

Observation: 1949194
Exposure: 18294814
Filter: Open
Length: 45.00s
taken 4.0m ago

Observation: 1949182
Exposure: 18294802
Filter: Open
Length: 45.00s
taken 5.1m ago

Observation: 1949242
Exposure: 18294862
Filter: Open
Length: 45.00s
taken 6.2m ago