This project is solving the Asteroid Watchers challenge. Description
We opted to use Twitter as our network, the near instantaneous nature of a tweet combined with categorisation (hash-tags) and with a payload capability of just enough to send over the details (such as the celestial co-ordinates) was perfect for the job.
Lewis Wright, Director of Viva IT added: “The challenge to develop a low-cost, rapid response, remote-controlled telescope certainly appealed to us and we opted to use Twitter as our network for its near instantaneous nature. We believe that there is a huge potential for further development of the idea and along with other local partners, we are considering taking it on as a community project so that the concept can be shared with schools, engineering communities and other groups.”
License: NTP License (NTP)