The Bradford Robotic Telescope (free to use)
Slooh! The cheap way to use online websites!

Buy access to the Universe online and instantly take control of powerful telescopes positioned across the globe. Choose between three valuable membership packages. The membership offers unlimited viewing time on all Slooh telescopes sites for one month, six months to a whole year! Take, share, and store pictures of your viewings. Listen to live SkyGuide audio. Participate in group missions or control the telescope yourself as you venture through space. The packages even includes your very own MYSLOOH.COM website to show off your space photos to the world.

Membership of this website looks pretty competative at US $5.95 per month, US $29.95 for 6 months or US $49.95 for 12 months and purports to offer unlimited access time. At these prices this website is probably well worth a try!

In line with other membership sites you will be required to set up an account in the first instance, and of course, the charges are recurring, at least for the monthly subscription, unless or until you cancel your membership. It is probable that the 6 month and 12 month contracts are not recurring, but check this out if you sign on.

Submitted by Michael Partridge
Skylive Telescope
My Telescope iTelescope.Net

Viewing live telescopes online can be quite expensive and My Telescope comes in at (on a 10 inch telescope), between us$10.50 and us$15.00 an hour, depending on which observing package you purchase. So the best thing to go for really is the free Bradford Robotic Telescope to start with, and then shop around if you want to look into this aspect of online discovery.



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FREE: The Bradford Robotic Telescope

The Bradford Robotic Telescope is a collection of telescopes and other instruments on Mount Teide, Tenerife. It is free to use.

Online Telescopes

There are a number of live telescopes online, many of which are pay-as-you-go. This page tells you about these and all you have to do is click on any of the illustrations associated with them and a new page will be opened in your browser.

We do, of course have great software available to us free of charge such as Stellarium and the Virtual Moon Atlas, however, these websites feature or offer live sky viewing and so set themselves apart from virtrual software.

Articles about commercial websites are not necessarily the views of Swindon Stargazers, and this article is included purely for the interest of members, or for guidance only
Of the websites featured here, the Bradford Robotic Telescope is the only free live telescope so this is well worth checking out and having a play. The website is illustrated below, just click and try!