Faulkes Telescope Images
On Thursday night we had a talk here at the University of Birmingham as part of our public outreach programme (www.talkandtelescope.org.uk) from Dr Paul Roche (Director of the Faulkes Telescope).
Originally we were planning to have a live demo but if you think about it then you can’t have night sky there and here at the same time. The Faulkes telescope is a collection of robotic telescopes around the world and is a wonderful resource for school and amateur astronomers. Instead of having a live demo we managed to get a bunch of objects taken: NGC891 (a spiral galaxy), NGC7331 (a spiral galaxy), NGC 1501 (a planetary nebula) and NGC2261 (Hubble’s variable Nebula). I quickly processed these the other day using photoshop and though they are not the best images ever I’m quite pleased with them (Images courtesy of Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network,obtained with FT North).