Credit: SOAR/Bruno Quint

Automated Observing Network Inaugurated at SOAR Telescope
New telescope network to rapidly follow up on the changing night sky

While the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will soon discover millions of time varying sources—such as supernovae and erupting young stars—quick follow up observations are needed to understand these events. To meet the challenge of developing a network of telescopes that can be accessed with a touch of a button, four observatories have joined forces to create the Astronomical Event Observatory Network (AEON). The SOAR telescope at CTIO has just completed the first observing night for the network.

Read more in NOAO Press Release 19-08.

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