No April Fools joke - MONET/South now operational!
01 Apr 2016 - Frederic Hessman
MONET/South is now practically fully operational after re-commissioning (new camera, new pointing model, new focus model,….)! Users can start submitting southern targets and creating southern projects immediately. Unlike MONET/North, our Sutherland telescope has a science-grade camera with much better image quality (lower read-out noise, less dark-current) and a much larger field (12’).
There are bound to be a few glitches during the first few weeks (e.g. the focus model is not yet good enough and we’re not quite ready for long open-loop-guiding exposures) so usage is on a best-effort basis only.