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#1 Terry White

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 09:05 AM

Here's my list of some summitt webcam links for all the new generation of large, ground-based, super-telescopes under construction:

 

LSST - was Large Synoptic Survey Telescope now renamed as Legacy Survey of Space and Time. The observatory was recently christened as the Vera C. Rubin Observatory as well. Located on Cerro Pachon, Chile.

https://www.lsst.org...ng-cerro-pachon

 

GMT - Giant Magellan Telescope. Located at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile

https://public.earth...camera_1/view_1

 

E-ELT - European Extremely Large Telescope. Located on Cerro Armazones, Chile.

https://www.eso.org/...OI/preset_1.jpg

 

TMT - Thirty Meter Telescope. Location TBD. Either Mauna Kea, Hawaii or Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos (ORM), in La Palma, on the Canary Islands.

Link TBD.

 

If I've left any telescopes out of the list please add them to this thread. Thanks.


Edited by Terry White, 21 March 2020 - 09:08 AM.

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 09:12 AM

Here's my list of some summitt webcam links for all the new generation of large, ground-based, super-telescopes under construction:

 

LSST - was Large Synoptic Survey Telescope now renamed as Legacy Survey of Space and Time. The observatory was recently christened as the Vera C. Rubin Observatory as well. Located on Cerro Pachon, Chile.

https://www.lsst.org...ng-cerro-pachon

 

GMT - Giant Magellan Telescope. Located at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile

https://public.earth...camera_1/view_1

 

E-ELT - European Extremely Large Telescope. Located on Cerro Armazones, Chile.

https://www.eso.org/...OI/preset_1.jpg

 

TMT - Thirty Meter Telescope. Location TBD. Either Mauna Kea, Hawaii or Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos (ORM), in La Palma, on the Canary Islands.

Link TBD.

 

If I've left any telescopes out of the list please add them to this thread. Thanks.

Thanks for posting Terry White!

 

I think your third link goes to the same site as your second. Maybe a copy-paste error?

 

Kind regards,

 

Ted


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 09:55 AM

These will be fascinating to watch over the coming months/years.  Thanks for posting! 

The link for E-ELT doesn'st seem right.  I dot know how you got the links yuo did get, but I found this for E-ELT.  Nt a live webcam, but updated still shot every hour:

 

https://www.eso.org/...OI/preset_1.jpg


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 10:29 AM

Thanks for the links!

 

Been following LSST over last couple years, James Webb and, LSST are going to be game changers.

 

For those who may not have seen already, this video details the deployment sequence for JWST, far better than most nonsense on TV these days.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=v6ihVeEoUdo


Edited by Stellar1, 21 March 2020 - 10:35 AM.

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:57 AM

https://www.eso.org/...eles-instr/elt/

 

Another ELT link


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#6 Terry White

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 12:23 PM

Thanks for posting Terry White!

 

I think your third link goes to the same site as your second. Maybe a copy-paste error?

 

Kind regards,

 

Ted

Yep. Already corrected. Thanks.



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Posted 22 March 2020 - 03:38 PM

I neglected to say that the LSST link includes four separate webcam views. The first view is an overall view of the peak of Cerro Pachon and the LSST Auxiliary Telescope subpeak and some of the storage areas for LSST. The second view is of the LSST dome from the summitt. The third view is of the inside of the LSST dome looking at the telescope mount assembly (TMA), and the fourth is a panoramic fisheye view inside the LSST dome.



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Posted 08 April 2020 - 11:55 AM

Here's a nice overview of the Rubin Observatory, scheduled to come online in 2022: "The Biggest Sky Survey Ever Taken: Exploring the Universe with the Rubin Observatory" https://www.youtube....9xvUJsqQVU&t=6s




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