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Robotically Controlled Telescope Facility

WKU is a partner in the RCT Consortium, group of universities and research institutions who operate the 1.3-m (50-inch) telescope on Kitt Peak, Arizona. The fully autonomous telescope is equipped with an optical CCD camera, and a large suite of broadband and narrowband filters. Research with this facility includes studies of extra-solar planets, active galactic nuclei, gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, solar system objects, galactic and extragalactic emission line nebulae, starburst galaxies, eclipsing binary stars, and white dwarf stars. 

 A community of faculty, staff, and students engaged in better understanding the physical world. 

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 Last Modified 2/17/22