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Observing With NASA DLESE Reviewed Collection
With this resource, users can control the ground-based MicroObservatory telescopes from their computer and download their images themselves, with no human intervention in the loop. Users can access the Observing With NASA "Control Telescope" web interface at anytime. The telescopes are weatherproof and do not require a dome for protection, and the "Control Telescope" software automatically lets users know which targets are up that night. Even first-time observers can control the instrument without dependence on a telescope operator or other outside "experts."
Intended for grade levels:
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Module / Unit
    • Tutorial
  • Space science
  • Technology
  • Other
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Available through link
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-570
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Erika Reinfeld

Author: Mary Dussault