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First light for the BAT (Big Amateur Telescope)

So the biscuit man is setting up the BAT telescope to take on hubble! As you can see we're not there yet but this is just the beginning. We have about 50 amateurs who contribute data to the BAT. So far we've just grabbed their data of the whirpool to iron out the processing workflow. Next we're going to shoot our first proper target... Its a massive challenge setting up the BAT not least because we're going to have to teach folks from all over the world to lucky image deep space targets at a high enough resolution to take on the big boys. It is theoretically possible IF and only if we can herd geeks effectively! If you want to join in come here...

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