Using an Online Telescope
I’m certain that there must be lots of people who have wondered what it’s like to look through a telescope but haven’t got round to buying one of their own. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a modern, sophisticated telescope which you could use online? Well the simple answer is – yes there is! All you need is a computer and an internet connection and you have the capability to look through the eyepiece of a telescope online. The best bit is that you can even control it to some extent.
One of the best concepts in this area is called the SLOOH Space camera. Now when I first got interested in astronomy there were a few online telescopes in Universirty but they started to get locked down. In fact one at a famous college which I won’t mention became inaccessible until you used some stealth – I found this site called http://www.theninjaproxy.org/ which showed me how to bypass these blocks. But fortunately those days are gone and there are now quite a few online telescopes available around the world.
Very few of them are difficult and you need minimal instructions in how to use them. The SLOOH even has instant imaging technology and a user interface that a child could use very easily. Just fire up your internet browser and you can be looking deep in to the depths of the solar system within minutes. You do have to join their club to use the scope but it actually makes a good gift.
After you are a member then you can use the telescope yourself or join the many group missions that are arranged.Some of the live images you can see are truly stunning.Imagine how incredible it is to see the Andromeda Galaxy on their computer screen.There are more advanced options like the Global Rent a Scope but these are probably not necessary for most people. Using this equipment is incredible, to buy this sort of stuff which would allow you to take images of the night sky would take a lot of money and to use it yourself loads of practice.The SLOOH online telescope is worth checking out if you have even the slightest interest in astronomy – you can find them here – SLOOH Telescope.