Faulkes Monthly Update!

Faulkes Monthly Wonders

Each month, we at the Faulkes Telescope Project handpick a number of astronomical objects which you might like to observe with the telescopes. They are chosen as they are interesting objects to look at, with a number of educational activities that you can do with the images whether you're a complete beginner, or a more advanced user of the telescopes. All observing criteria e.g. filters, exposure times, coordinates etc are given, so all you have to do is choose your targets!

This month we have a selection of galaxies, star clusters and planetary nebulae, details of which can be found here:  

Northern Hemisphere

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Southern Hemisphere:
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For those just starting out you can make a colour image of your objects and display them on your wall in school, or you can use them to make a poster on the lifecycle of stars for example. All the instructions can be found on our website, so if you'd like to have a go at using the telescopes then go to: http://faulkes-telescope.com and have a look at this month's exciting targets on the front page.

As always we'd also like to encourage you to send us your completed images so we can showcase them to other users and the public. You can post them onto our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/ groups/ FaulkesTelescopeProject/  or if you're on Twitter, or Instagram, why not show everyone what you're doing using the hashtag #FaulkesMonthlyWonders. You can find us on Twitter as @faulkestel or tag us on Instagram as @faulkestelescopeproject. 

Alternatively, email us your images to support@faulkes-telescope.com with a bit of explanation of what you did and we'll put them on the Faulkes User Showcase on our website for all to see.

If you have any comments or queries with regards to these targets or anything else please do not hesitate to contact us.

Other News

We will be sending out an email in the next few days asking for school volunteers to test out our new real-time observing interface - so keep an eye on your inbox for more information and a chance to help us test it.