The robotic Internet telescope is a fully remote controlled telescopic system, enabling a direct or autonomous control via the web, or by premade scripts. The system's consist of a highly sophisticated telescope system that can be controlled from any place connected to the Internet. The telescope is open only for educational and scientific projects Contact the Bareket observatory for more information. Image: M51 Galaxy. Imaged using the Bareket observatory's remote telescope.
* What equipment are you using? - Celestron's C14" Edge HD working at f/7, with ST10MXE cooled CCD camera, 10CFW, Narrow band (Ha, SII, OIII), photometric (B,V,IR), spectra and photo filters. Paramount ME high end robotic
mount with high precision go-to system Auto high end focuser and motor, temperature comprehended
* Do I need special softwares in order to operate the telescope? - No. All you need is an Internet connection and a web browser such as Internet Explorer.
* Does the image will appear in color? - RAW images from a CCD camera appear in B/W. One can take RGB images (red green and blue) using the color filters of the telescope, assembling them will yield a vivid color image of the object. You can enter the telescope's image gallery, in order to see how the processed images looks like.
* Can I take photometric measurments using the telescope? - Yes! We usually get down to 0.002mag using the system. Photometric measurments can be done after the image was downloaded from our server. Using your preferred software. See an example of a photometric project of the Extra solar planet light curve.
* How can I schedule Telescope time? - Contact us using email or phone
* The group of students also wish to observe using the spectroscope . One group want to observe the spectra of planetary nebulae. Is this easy ? What are the limits ? Only the brightest planetary nebulae? The other group would like to observe the doppler redshift of galaxy. - The telescope is a 14" SCT working at f/8.7, the exposure time depends on the lum of the observed object and the expected SNR one wish to have. As a thumb roll - you can use the same exposures as with the LUM/clear filter. Use different exposure times (such as 60", 120" 180") and combine the best exposures, in order to have a better SNR. The most suitable targets are those with a small angular size: such as stars, quasars and small planetary nebula. Its possible to measure red shifts with the setup. All you have to do is to select the SPECTRA at the filters option. The images will than be analysed by your students in order to extract the spectral data.