Robotic and Autonomous
The Liverpool Telescope (LT) has been observing the Northern Hemisphere skies without staff presence (remote or on site) for over fifteen years. With seven simultaneously mounted and available instruments (including a robotic acquisition spectrograph), automated overrides GRB triggers and autonomous responses to weather conditions, the facility is at the forefront of robotic astronomy.
Low operational costs
High varied science output in any given night
Rapid reaction times
Optimised observations according to weather and visibility conditions
Flexible observing options
Fairer distribution of observing time to users