Using the Telescope

Telescope Operations

You can submit imaging, photometry, and survey requests to be added to the telescope queue. Objects in the queue are not processed in the order they are received. Instead, the software dispatches jobs when sky and weather conditions permit and when scheduled objects are in a good viewing location.

When your projects are approved for telescope time we will setup, and share with you, a Dropbox folder. This folder will include instructions for submitting observation requests. You will have to create a Dropbox account. Dropbox provides you with 2 GB of storage for free; larger storage amounts are available for a fee.

Image Delivery

Your images will automatically be uploaded as they are created into your Dropbox folder. By default, the observatory system deletes files that are in the Dropbox folder and that are over three months old.