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.

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Low operational costs

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High varied science output in any given night

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Rapid reaction times

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Optimised observations according to weather and visibility conditions

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Flexible observing options

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Fairer distribution of observing time to users