Faulkes Telescope Observations

Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)

Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) on 2012 August 9th. Images obtained using the Faulkes Telescope South, operated by Las Cumbres Observatory.

The Faulkes Telescope Project and Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network kindly gave us the opportunity to use the Faulkes Telescope South in 2012 August.

We observed asteroids as well as Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS). This comet is expected to become quite bright around Feb-Apr of 2013 and indeed already appears bright when seen through telescopes such as Faulkes.

The observations were obtained and images measured by James Hadnett during a school work experience project at the Armagh Observatory supervised by Apostolos Christou. The results were reported to the Minor Planet Center.

More astronomical projects with the Faulkes Telescopes

Last Revised: 2012 August 13th