The Liverpool Telescope is a 2.0 metre unmanned fully robotic
telescope at the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos on the
Canary island of La Palma. It is owned and operated by Liverpool
John Moores University, with financial support from STFC.
Job Opportunities within LT Group for New Robotic Telescope
Working with international partners, LJMU intends to build a 4.0-metre class robotic telescope on La Palma in the Canary Islands, on the same mountaintop site as the 2.0-metre class Liverpool Telescope. We are seeking experienced personnel to fill two 5-year fixed-term positions of Project Manager and Lead Engineer, salary for both positions being in the range £39,993 – £49,149 per annum. The closing date for applications for both posts is midnight at the end of Friday 3rd November 2017. [more details]
Spectacular pictures added to LT Picture Gallery
An album of over seventy spectacular pictures made from LT data has just been added to the LT Picture Gallery. The pictures were made by taking archived greyscale IO:O data that had been observed through effectively red, green and blue filters, and combining them in various ways to produce colour images. This skilful post-processing was performed by Swedish amateur astrophotographers Göran Nilsson and Wim van Berlo. [full story]
New Filter for RISE
[UPDATE (26 July): The filter has now been changed] The RISE fast-readout camera is having its "V+R" filter replaced with a 720 nm long-pass filter on 26th July 2017. This is being done to enhance the capabilities of the camera with regard to measurement of exoplanet transits around late-type, red dwarf stars. More details can be found in the "Filter" section of the RISE instrument page.
Quicker Daily Data Flow and Weekend Data Releases
Changes to LT data handling procedures now mean that new science data are being distributed to observers between 09:30 and 10:30 UTC on the morning after they were observed, seven days a week. We hope this will further enhance the LT’s effectiveness for time domain astrophysics. See the full news article for discussion of how this will affect your research.