Image of the Month - February 2018

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Dirk Raback

Unfortunately the image of the month for February is something much less astronomical than normal... Ice, snow and more ice! This photo shows the ice attached to the telescope enclosure - I would want to try to walk up those stairs!

The telescope has not been able to open since the 27th January due to the horrendous weather on the mountain in La Palma. It just goes to show that you can have the best robotic telescope in the world, on the second best observing site in the northern hemisphere, and at the end of the day we are still entirely controlled by nature. We are hoping that this poor spell passes soon and we can get back on sky - we'll be sure to let you know if and when we do. For more updates why not follow us on Facebook?

A big thanks to Dirk Raback, the Liverpool Telescopes island contact who has been making valiant attempts to get to the observatory and managed to take some wonderful photos in the process!