2010 programme

Sat 11:30-12:00

Robotic Research for the Amateur Astronomer

David O'Driscoll

Astronomical Association of Queensland

Robotic telescopes operated by commercial vendors can allow amateurs to access equipment their partners would never allow them to own! When combined with innovative software applications, serious research projects in areas such as photometry and astrometry are achievable. The presentation will cover the experiences of the presenter using one network of telescopes to conduct research on double stars, eclipsing binaries and international infamy.