The NSO's Go Observing tool allows teachers and students to request and download images from the Liverpool Telescope. It has been designed to simplify the process of scheduling observations on a robotic telescope, so that users can request observations with just a few clicks of the mouse.
The observations on offer come from a target database of several hundred pre-selected objects, which were chosen to be interesting, suitably bright and to fit nicely into the field-of-view of the CCD detector. Using the Go Observing system means that users do not have to worry about the following technical issues:
- whether your chosen object is visible at that time of year or at what point during the night.
- where to point the telescope at the time selected for your observation.
- what filters to use, and how long to expose the camera for.
- whether the Moon will interfere with the observation.
For more information on Go Observing, and a list of frequently asked questions please see this help page.
To help you to better understand the Go Observing system, we have created a screencast movie to guide users through the process of requesting and downloading observations. To see the screencast, please click on the following links: