1.  PST2 in Winer Observatory

2.  Timelapses of night sky and PST2

An almost clear night with the Moon rising up and an intriguing flying drone. Telescopes at work. PST2 is in the center, Iowa Robotic Telescope is to the right.
Three telescopes at work at Winer Observatory. PST2 is to the right. PST2 observing during a not so clear night.

3.  Recent allsky camera video

Most recent allsky camera video.

4.  A Near Earth asteroid 2014VP confirmed

Faint Near Earth Asteroid 2014VP (V~20mag, exp 20s, filter C) recorded in 5 November 2014. These four images taken just 1 day after its discovery confirmed and secured its orbit. It is a very faint object moving into south-east direction in the centre of animation.

5.  Binary galaxy M51 "Whirpool"

Image of M51 binary galaxy made by a secondary school student Jan Stempin using PST2 on 2nd April 2014. 1 min L + 1 min BVR.

6.  Globular star cluster M13

Image of M13 globular star cluster made by a secondary school student Jan Stempin using PST2 on 2nd April 2014. 5 sec L + 30 sec BVR.

7.  Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy

Image of comet Lovejoy made using PST2 on 13th December 2013.

8.  Comet C2012 S1 ISON

Image of comet ISON made using PST2 on 19th November 2013.

9.  Allsky camera

Allsky camera picture taken in Winer Observatory while the PST2 telescope was slewing from one object to another.

10.  The dome in autumn

The dome at PST2 testing site in Poland.

11.  Comparison of solar type spectra

Daylight test spectrum from PST2 spectrograph and solar type (night) stellar spectrum from PST1.

12.  Test spectra from PST2 spectrograph

Daylight sky and Th-Ar lamp spectra made using the new spectrograph (crops). Downloadable full size FITS files are here and here. The spectrograph was lacking perfect collimation and focus at that time.

13.  The new telescope moving to find horizontal home switch position.

File: 640x480 320x240
Size: 40.4 MB 9.8 MB
Format: OGV OGV

14.  Astrophotography with PST2 during an early test phase

Veil nebula NGC6946 galaxy NGC7331 galaxy NGC7479 galaxy NGC891 galaxy

Each photo is a stack of 20-40 5 min exposures with auto-guider.
Telescope: Planewave CDK700, camera: SBIG ST-8.

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