Observatory Construction Complete.  Telescope installation is underway. ~ register your interest via the Contact form on the Home Page

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In addition to telescope hosting, image data will be offered under a data subscription model.  As a tertiary option, if the minimum number of data subscribers is not met, imaging platforms will be offered for rent.  Data subscription is a very inexpensive way to image the southern skies and removes the expense (purchase, shipping and insurance just to begin with) and effort involved in establishing one's own system. 

How it works:  Subscribers pay a monthly, quarterly, six monthly or yearly subscription.  I publish a list of recommended targets and subscribers vote against those targets as well propose others.  High quality/quantity calibration frames are made available and the data is published daily to a private, password protected website for retrieval.  If more data is required, I simply execute and provide.  As the observatory is on my property, I will work to make the systems 100% available and imaging will take place every clear night.  Data is scrutinzed for quality by myself.  Low quality frames are not published.  

Interested or have questions?  Please use the contact page via the 'sign up' tab at the bottom of this page.

RH305 Sampler Data (Open In Maxim DL)

CDK17 - Data Subscription

System Description:

Telescope:  Planewave 17" CDK f6.8
Camera: SBIG STXL11002 with AOX
Filters:  Astrodon LRGB Gen II, Ha, SII, OIII, NII all 3nm.
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME
FOV:  42 x 29 arcmins
Image Scale: 0.63 arcseconds per pixel.

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rH305 - Data Subscription

System Description:

Telescope:  Astro Physics 12" Riccardi-Honders f3.8
Camera: SBIG STXL16200
Filters:  Astrodon LRGB Gen II, Ha, SII, OIII, all 5nm.
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME II
FOV: 88 x 66 arcmins
Image Scale: 1.07 arcseconds per pixel.

rC12.5 - Data Subscription

System Description:

Telescope:  RC Optical Systems 12.5" f9
Camera: SBIG STL11000M with AOL and Class 1 CCD.
Filters:  Astrodon LRGB Gen II, Ha, SII, OIII, all 5nm.
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME II
FOV: 43.3 x 29.7 arcmins
Image Scale: 0.65 arcseconds per pixel.