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Optical Telescopes


The automated SLODAR optical turbulence profiler at the ORM in La Palma, based on a 0.5m telescope, doubles as a robotic observatory for optical photometry and transient astronomy. Details of the system can be found in the following here. The group have two 0.5 m telescopes for technology development.

PT5m telescope next to 4.2m WHT, La Palma, Spain

Smaller telescopes

The group own and operate several smaller telescopes, including in Durham and La Palma. We currently operate a fleet of over 10 telescopes from 20cm up to 40cm.

We often travel to locations such as ESO Paranal, Chile, to test new technologies and techniques.