Make stellar images with the Bradford Robotic Telescope

Make stellar images with the Bradford Robotic Telescope

I didn't have to spend $10,000 on my own telescope to create this image of the Orion Nebula. Thanks to the Bradford Robotic Telescope it only cost me £3 (about $5). Created by scientists at the University of Bradford to support British primary and secondary schools, anyone can subscribe to their service and create dozens of images every month.

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Weekend Amateur: Using Nasa's SkyView virtual observatory to create stellar images

Weekend Amateur: Using Nasa's SkyView virtual observatory to create stellar images

There's no way I could afford my own 2.5 meter telescope, much less a mountain-top observatory. Thanks to Nasa and its SkyView virtual observatory, I created this image of the globular cluster Messier 3 using professional data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. You can too.

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