PIRATE facility

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Subject Astro Phys

Remote-access astronomical observatory.

Background and nature of the task
This is the portal to the Open University-owned PIRATE (“Physics Innovation Robotic Astronomical Telescope Explorer”) Facility. The 17 inch reflecting telescope is equipped with an astronomical CCD camera for imaging and broadband photometry.

Duration and pattern of use
Up to 10 hours to include:

  • Briefing and induction
  • 1 or more real-time online observing sessions of several hours appropriate data analysis, interpretation and debriefing

Access to the facility is restricted to users who undergo the appropriate training. If you are interested in using this application, please contact openscience@open.ac.uk in order to discuss options.

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