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Physics Innovations Robotic Astronomical Telescope Observatory

These are pictures pertaining to the PIRATE Facility, a remotely controlled astronomical observatory located at the Balearic Island of Mallorca. PIRATE is owned by The Open University, UK and hosted by the Observatori Astronomic de Mallorca. The main imaging camera of PIRATE is attached to a 17 inch telescope on a robotic mount in an automated 3.5m dome. The facility is mainly used for university level astrophysics teaching and research, both in a distance learning context and in traditional lab courses.

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