The MONET/South telescope is being comissioned with the SBIG test camera and has already produced its first scientific results.  An example of one of the test images - here of the globular cluster M5 - is shown below.  Early next year, the science camera will return from its maintenance trip to its manufacturers in Tucson, Arizona and we'll have a much better camera with a wider field.


Currently, MONET/South is down only because the UPS (un-interruptable power supply) for the computers needs new batteries and the current power-outtages throughout South Africa (due to insufficient capacity) make it difficult to get a short-term replacement.  Soon.....!