Free Offer. In honor of International Year of Astronomy (IYA) GRAS (global-rent-a-scope) Special Announcement
GRAS is granting FREE World-Wide Access to Australia’s G13, a Ground-Based, Hubble Space-Like Telescope System.
Fountain Valley, California 3/21/2009 05:14 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Designed so even a very young citizen 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 installed on the earth.
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. Color jpg images will be returned to their respective email addresses.
Interested observers are urged to act quickly. 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.
GRAS subscribers have contributed a remarkable number of astronomical observations. Also dramatic images of deep space objects are routinely captured.. Other impressive activities include, narrow-band deep-space imaging, and 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.
Currently there are more than 12 different systems on the GRAS global network. More are being added as time passes. Of special interest, GRAS Australia has just added the G11 AART ( video) to the rest of the arsenal of southern based observation stations. G11 has special FLI 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. GRAS-DC For more information on a new concept under development.
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
They use the following equipment to perform their activities: CCD cameras, scientific filters, research telescope mounts, optical systems, Paramount, Takahashi, SBIG, FLI, Astrophysics, devices.
GRAS...for drivers, not passengers.