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Ground-breaking rapid observing with the 4-metre successor to the Liverpool Telescope

 

Welcome to the New Robotic Telescope (NRT) site! The NRT is a future time-domain facility that will facilitate the world's fastest ground-based follow-up for transient objects. 

Building on the highly successful legacy of the Liverpool Telescope (LT), NRT will allow highly sensitive, efficient and fast response observing of the most dynamic and variable objects in our Universe.

The NRT will have a 4-metre primary mirror made up of 18 hexagonal segments providing a sensitivity 4 times greater than that of the LT. The NRT will also respond to transient triggers from space-based or survey telescopes within 30 seconds, capturing the very first seconds of evolution after an explosion.

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