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מצפה הכוכבים ברקת - קוד מצפה Bareket observatory IAU B35


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.
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M51 Galaxy. Imaged using the Bareket observatory's remote telescope.


 Latest outreach web-cast projects :

- NASA's  Deep-space voyage web cast 

IYA 2009 Deep sky objects for those who are blind

Asteroid 2012 DA14 flyby

Asteroid 1998 QE2 flyby
Solar eclipse 2011

Lunar eclipse 2011

Exstar solar planet HAT-P-3 b (UMa) transit

Asteroid 2012 DA14 flyby live webcast

- Show more archive webcasts...

* Astro-Edu net : astronomical-educational network 

Outreach; global science-educational projects by Bareket observatory in Israel

Image : Bareket observatory's Internet telescope

1. Image gallery: astronomical CCD images captured by students, using remote Internet telescope  (in construction...)
Bareket observatory's Astronomy Education and global outreach activities
3. Live telescope page : latest CCD image and cloud sensor graph

Techniacl information

The telescope assembly permits fine focusing using a computer-controlled temperature comprehended focuser connected to the custom reducer / corrector.

The system consist of a highly sophisticated 14" corrected Aplanatic edge-HD Schmidt cass – Celestron modified C14 and and C14 Edge HD, working at f/7.
The optical assembly uses a Paramount ME robotic mount

The telescope is equipped with a cooled SBIG ST10MXE CCD camera, with Schuller and AstroDon photometric and narrow band filters, including spectra grating which gives the ability to perform spectrometric measurements.
*Live telescope page - weather station, current sky conditions and latest CCD image

Movie: 'Voyage into the deep space' with NASA


Internet remote telescope Q&A

* 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.
- Suggested deep sky - astronomical targets for CCD imaging with the remote telescope
* Contact us  for further information

Movie: the Internet telescope help blind students to \'see\' the universe 

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Image : Globular cluster, M3.
Image gallery

Movie: Lunar surface in HD
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Movie: Telescope movement during night-time observing session
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the Veil nebula. Imaged using the remote Internet telescope.

More educational projects made with the remote Internet telescope:

        Astronomical year 2009 official project – 100 hours of robotic astronomy.


-         Comet Lulin live web cast.


-          RR lyrae stars pulsating stars in M3- over two nights


-         Geosynchronous orbit Satellites Hot Bird 9,8 & 6


-         Rock(ing)star Really Quakes (4.2 Magnitude)


-         Chicago-Israel astronomical conference


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