Robotically Controlled Telescope Facility
- Somewhere in Arizona
- Dr. Michael Carini
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.