Telescope Hosting - as of 22 Jun 2018 there is just 1 spot remaining in my observatory that can accommodate a CDK17 and below. register your interest via the Contact form on the Home Page.
current Weather:  Boltwood               allSkyCam            Observatory Webcam

Complimentary data set (Eta Carina) 
(and Discover How easy it Is to Produce a Great Image Using Great Data!)


Customer Images 

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. YOU CAN JOIN AT ANY TIME!

Check out the sample data at the links below.  Interested or have questions?  Please use the contact page via the 'sign up' tab at the bottom of this page.

                            CDK17 Sampler Data                                                        RH305 Sampler Data                                                                  RCOS 12.5" Sampler Data

Subscription Commenced 7 Mar 18                                                             Subscription Commenced 6 Apr 18                                          Subscription Commenced: 7 Apr 18
Active and/or upcoming targets:                                                                  Active and/or upcoming targets:                                              Active and/or upcoming targets: 
NGC 346, NGC 456, NGC 1365                                                                   SAC-17, NGC 104, Barnard’s Galaxy                                        NGC 6744,  NGC 6357        NGC 253, NGC 6902.                                                                  M17, NGC 2070.                                                                  NGC 253, NGC 346, NGC 246

CDK17 - Data Subscription - Sign Up

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.


All Sky Camera, Boltwood Cloudsensor, AAG Cloudwatcher

Site security (Video Surveillance and ADT)


rH305 - Data Subscription -Sign Up

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.


   and plenty of onsite storage.


rC12.5 - Data Subscription - Sign Up

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, Bessel U.
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME II
FOV: 43.3 x 29.7 arcmins
Image Scale: 0.65 arcseconds per pixel.