GRAS (global-rent-a-scope) Announces International Year of Astronomy (IYA) Free Offer

In honor of the International Year of Astronomy, GRAS is granting FREE World-Wide Access to Australia’s G13, a Ground-Based, Hubble Space-Like Telescope System.

Fountain Valley, California 3/20/2009 07:11 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

Today, GRAS announced a exciting FREE offer; anyone, with an Internet connected computer, located anywhere on the Earth, will be granted free access to a GRAS remote Telescope.

This robotic astronomical ground-based, Hubble-space-telescope-like system, designated as G13, is located in Australia.

See some of the images taken with G13
Horsehead Nebula M43 M83 Moon NGC2070 NGC2244 NGC2997  NGC3372 NGC5128

Designed for ease of operation, even a child with little or no previous experience can take command of the controls of this ground-based remote astronomical telescope system. All GRAS remote telescope systems operate in a very similar concept to the Hubble space telescope, with the notable exception that these system are ground based.

Observers will marvel over the elegant interface and simple to use controls. Those that take advantage of this FREE offer will be able to take personal control of the telescope system and capture their own deep space images.

This is a special limited offer that may expire at any time. Please be sure to check the time in Australia prior to beginning your imaging sessions.
G13 will only operate correctly when it is dark and with weather permitting.

To gain a greater insight as to how the GRAS remote astronomy network functions please click on the following link:
GRAS Global Network Gateway. The GRAS information Center, is the gateway to the entire network and also provides access to many other functions of the global network (no obligation registration is required for access).

GRAS is the world's premiere Global Telescope Network. The GRAS Network provides access to some of the highest-quality, professional-grade scientific and imaging systems available today.

Over the last 5 years, GRAS subscribers have been deeply engaged in deep-space imaging, narrow-band deep-space imaging, research in areas like, asteroids, double-stars, variable stars, exoplanet, nova search, cannibalistic galaxies, gamma ray busters and comets. Many subscribers have published their own papers on their respective research.

Guided by our own research based support teams, GRAS members have collectively contributed thousands of observations to the many science information repositories around the globe.

Of special interest, GRAS Australia has just added the 
G11 AART to the rest of the arsenal of southern based observation stations. G11 has special CCD camera with a 12 position filter wheel.  Available filters are LRGB - Imaging Filters, UBVRI - Photometric Filters and Ha, SII and OIII - Narrow Band Filters.

Many members of  GRAS and the RAS Observatory routinely perform the following research activities: Astrometry, Photometry, CCD Imaging, Remote Astronomy, Robotic Astronomy, Supernova, Variable stars,  doubles star research,  binary star research, eclipsing variables,  comet research,  asteroid hunting, Astrophotography, Galaxies, Nebula, Planet, Space, Minor planets, deep space, Gamma Ray Bursters, Astroimaging, astroimager, photography

GRAS...for drivers, not passengers.


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