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This is the place for discussing the process of building a PANOPTES Robotic Telescope, and for sharing your progress. NEW BUILDERS: Please post about your plans before you purchase parts so that we can advise you on any changes that may not have been published yet. We encourage each builder/build team to create a topic to which you’ll post updates on your progress; for example, Build thread for ‘Cloudy’. And everybody, please keep our community strong: be polite and support each other.

Project Ideas

This category is meant to hold topics and discussion related to various projects that could be done with PANOPTES. These can be hardware or software projects and could relate either to the project itself or to some of the related science.


This category is for anything related to the scientific aspects of PANOPTES. Feel free to ask technical or non-technical questions whether you are participating in a PANOPTES build or not.


This category is for discussing aspects related to PANOPTES software.

Hardware Design

This category is for discussing the hardware design of a PANOPTES Robotic Telescope.

Open Lounge

Something on your mind? UFOs in your pictures? Want to chat with someone on the other side of the planet about the crappy weather you are having? This is the category for you!


This is a category for discussing problems and possible solutions. This can be related to hardware, software, or any other aspect of PANOPTES. Note that this category should not necessarily be used for problems encountered while building a unit. For those items please create a topic in the #building category for your unit and ask the appropriate question there.

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Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.