Stellar Observations Network Group, SONG, is a Danish led project to construct a global network of small 1m telescope around the globe.
The first telescope has been build and is now just about to enter the operation mode. The prototype is placed on Tenerife at Observatorio del Teide.


Latest SONG news:
2014-08-12:
Dome azimuth motion failure due to broken rollers

2014-07-01:
Several months of automatic observations was carried out without problems

2014-03-29:
Vakuum covers mounted and new coude alignment made

2014-03-28:
Mars observed with lucky imaging. See result here

2014-03-25:
Cloud sensor and WebCam 2 repaired

2014-03-24:
SkyCam repaired and reinstalled

2014-03-06:
A full week of good weather has past and automatic observations were carried out. Check the observing status here

2014-02-22:
After a terrible winter SONG is back in operation

2014-02-16:
Snow storm at Observatorio del Teide

2014-01-27:
One month of bad weather at OT.

2013-11-15:
The power of lucky imaging. See Jupiter here

2013-10-23:
LI image of M15 acquired. See it here

2013-10-10:
LI image of Saturn acquired. See it here

2013-09-23:
Tau-Tec is adjusting the AO software.

2013-09-18:
Re-gluing of AO pads done.

2013-09-13:
Astelco arrived at site to redo gluing of AO pads.

2013-08-02:
Improper gluing might be the reason for AO problems.

2013-07-26:
Stability problems with the AO discovered.

2013-07-24:
SONG team stopped testing.

2013-07-22:
SONG team started testing again.

2013-07-21:
IAC carried out 3 days of observations of the Sun.

2013-07-08:
Tau-Tec is calibrating the Active Optic (AO) System.

2013-06-20:
Last test of the optics were carried out.

2013-06-17:
Mirrors were realigned.

2013-06-10:
Image of Saturn acquired. See it here

2013-06-09:
M2 repolished.

2013-04-28:
New problem with M2 discovered.

2013-04-26:
Per, Anton and Frank arrived at site.

2013-04-25:
People from Astelco arrived at site.

2013-04-23:
New design of the web page.

2013-04-19:
Schedule for FA planned.

2013-04-17:
Remote observations carried out by AsTelco.

2013-03-26:
M1 support fixed.


A drawing of the SONG prototype telescope.