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 Post subject: Tracking very faint objects with the Faulkes Telescopes
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 2:12 pm 
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As I mentioned last night, the data collected by educational users of the Faulkes Telescopes is publicly accessible via the LCOGT.net portal:
http://lcogt.net/observations/search

For example, I've just found seven observations of Comet 2013 V2 Borisov from January, using the 2m-aperture (!) FTN telescope on Hawaii:
http://lcogt.net/observations/search?query=borisov&daterange=all&submit=Search
By that time the comet had faded down to 16th magnitude, but it's still just discernible on each individual 90-sec exposure, so I've been able to register and stack them in IRIS:
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File comment: Comet 2013 V2 Borisov on 25-Jan. 7x 90-sec with Faulkes Telescope North.
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The comet is the fuzzy patch in the centre of this image, which appears stationary whilst all the stars are trailed (over the course of 14 minutes).


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