14-Inch Telescope

The 14-inch telescope waa assembled by Adam Smith for his thesis (PDF) project. It runs under the Skynet Internet control system with queue-scheduled observing and is automatically commanded to observe the optical afterglow of Gamma-ray bursts within seconds of notification.

STATUS: 11/7/13 -- The 14-inch telescope's dome has a burned-out dome rotation motor has been replaced and the telescope is operational again.

This project was jointly funded by ASU, North Carolina Space Grant and the National Science Foundation's Major Research Intrumentation Program.