The Liverpool Telescope is fitted with a number of sky cameras (or SkyCams) that can take wide field observations whilst the telescope is observing. At present, the SkyCam system consists of three cameras:
The Liverpool Telescope is one of the largest robotic telescopes in the world. It was designed, built and is managed by astronomers at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU/ARI). A robotic telescope is designed to operate without the need for astronomers to be present on site. Each night the telescope automatically begins to observe the heavens using instructions sent to it during the day from the UK.
An astronomical observatory is a location used for observing events that happen in space. Whilst an observatory can consist of just one telescope, some of the better locations in the world can have more than twenty telescopes.