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: 4/28/2016 - A pointing model was done on 4/24-25/2016 and the pointing is now good to +63 arc-sec over the sky, both sides of the meridian.

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