The Faulkes Telescope Project (FTP) www.faulkes-telescope.com offers access to research grade, 2-metre telescopes in Hawaii and Australia. Users carry out live observations from anywhere over an internet connection, or submit targets to the offl ine queue. Each telescope is equipped with a scientifi c-grade CCD and a fi lter set consisting of u’BVRi’ plus Hydrogen Alpha and Oxygen III. Spectrographs will become available in future, opening up exciting new possibilities to all FT users. Apart from rapid acquisition of extremely high quality images, the FTP offers access to the southern sky from Australia, and the opportunity to collaborate in a range of research projects. Research projects already running involve objects as distant as Gamma-Ray Bursts and galaxy clusters or as close as NEOs—in the latter case, we can track these fast-moving targets to greater distances than almost any other regular observer, contributing vital data.
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