We are currently in the manufacturing phase of the second largest telescope in Israel, which would be dedicated to the study of the environs of supermassive blackholes in galaxy centers. Using a unique imagery system, which was developed in house and includes numerous intermediate-band filters and a polarimeter, the telescope will be able to compete with the largest telescopes in the world.
The telesope will be installed near Mitpze-Ramon, which is in the Negev dessert, where the observing conditions are among the best in Israel.
The telescope will also serve as part of a network of telescopes, which is devoted to the study of the transient sky. As such, it will be completely robotic, and able to autonomously monitor the sky. Data will be transmitted to our computers on campus on a daily basis, where they will be further analyzed.