SPIRIT 3 is operational and available for scheduling.
SPIRIT 4 is currently not operational due to repairs. Observations can still be scheduled but will not be dispatched until repairs are complete (hopefully by early March 2019).
SPIRIT 3 & 4 operation is currently very dependent on the Zadko Observatory weather monitoring and roof system.
Very poor internet connectivity to the Gingin precinct can also affect browser access to SPIRIT 3 & 4.
SPIRIT 3 & 4 do not require booking. Image requests can be made at any time of the day or night.
Step 1: A login is required to access SPIRIT.
Step 2: Log into SPIRIT 3 or SPIRIT 4 and submit image requests using the SPIRIT Scheduler menu item.
Step 3: Ensure your email address is added to your request using the Schedule Browser menu item referred to in the SPIRIT Scheduler guide.
Step 4: You will receive email confirmation of completed images. Telescope operations can also be monitored in real time.
- SPIRIT start and stop times over the course of the year
- Extended technical description of SPIRIT
- SPIRIT webcams (SPIRIT 1 & 2 only)