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Introducing On Sky

1 Sep 2014, 16:29 UTC
Introducing On Sky
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On SkyToday marks to launch of a brand new observing interface for LCOGT network of telescopes. It has been designed for education users and is called On Sky. Earlier this year the whole LCOGT network was officially launched with the 1-meter and 2-meter telescopes all using the same operating system software, for the first time. The previous education interface, called Real-Time Interface or RTI, was retired at the same, because it was not compatible with our new telescope software.Whilst developing On Sky we have consulted with many seasoned users (particularly Faulkes Telescope Project)of the old RTI to create an interface which not only leverages all features of the new LCOGT software and adaptive scheduler, but also provides the essentials of the real time experience that the RTI used to provide.If you previously had an account on RTI, you will soon be getting an email from us with your login details and observing quota.Real time experienceThe real power of On Sky is in the On Sky viewer. By booking an observing slot, you can schedule your observations at a particular observing site in our global network and have them observed at a specified date and time. Once you have booked your ...

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