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Hakos RC360

astrophotography photometry

25 Pts per hour OpenSkygems

  • Officina Stellare Pro RC 360 360mm, focal 3040mm
  • Astro Physics GTO 1200 mount
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD, Astrodon filters
  • Filters: Luminance,R,V,B,Ha,O3,S2,Blue
  • FOV: 41.7' x 41.7'
  • Location: Namibia
  • MPC: L81
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.5" FWHM, range: 1.1" to 2.2"
  • SQM: Down to 22 (!)
  • Limiting Altitude:

Spain H10 3.0

PRO Observatory astrophotography

24 Pts per hour

  • ASA H10 3.0 Astrograph 250mm, focal 748mm
  • ASA DDM60Pro mount
  • ASI 6200, Baader filters
  • Filters: Luminance,Red,Green,Blue,Ha,O3
  • FOV: 2° 45' x 1° 52'
  • Location: Spain
  • MPC: Z28
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.3" FWHM, range: 1.0" to 2.2"
  • SQM: Down to 21.85
  • Limiting Altitude: 15° except East (35°)

Idome Observatory

astrophotography

15 Pts per hour OpenSkygems

  • Tecnosky 100Q 100mm, focal 580mm
  • EQ8-R mount
  • ZWO 2600MM
  • Filters: L,R,G,B,SII,Ha,OII
  • FOV: 2° 19' x 1° 33'
  • Location: Italy
  • MPC:
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.5" FWHM, range: 1.1" to 2.2"
  • SQM: Usually from 20.70 to 21.3
  • Limiting Altitude: the sky is free excepted west where the limit is 45°

Artec 200 E

astrophotography

15 Pts per hour OpenSkygems

  • Artec 200 f4.6 200mm, focal 926mm
  • Skywatcher EQ6R mount
  • Playerone Poseidon-M Pro
  • Filters: L,R,G,B,S2,Ha,O3
  • FOV: 1° 27' x 58.3'
  • Location: Italy
  • MPC:
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.8" FWHM, range: 1.5" to 2.6"
  • SQM: Down to 21
  • Limiting Altitude: Variable between 25° and 35°

Hakos iDK 20"

PRO Observatory astrophotography exoplanets

35 Pts per hour OpenSkygems

  • 20" AG Optical iDK 500mm, focal 3403mm
  • Planewave L-500 mount
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD, Baader and Chroma (narrowband) filters
  • Filters: Luminance,Red,Green,Blue,Ha7,O3,S2
  • FOV: 37.2' x 37.2'
  • Location: Namibia
  • MPC: L81
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.5" FWHM, range: 1.1" to 2.2"
  • SQM: Down to 22 (!)
  • Limiting Altitude: Variable between 15° and 22°

Tecnosky Newton 230

astrophotography

14 Pts per hour OpenSkygems

  • Tecnosky Fast 230 F/4 230mm, focal 920mm
  • iOptron CEM 70EC mount
  • QHY294MM BSI CMOS
  • Filters: Luminance,Red,Green,Blue,Ha,O3,S2
  • FOV: 1° 12' x 48.4'
  • Location: Italy
  • MPC: D38
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.8" FWHM, range: 1.5" to 2.6"
  • SQM: Down to 21
  • Limiting Altitude: Variable between 25° and 35°

2BSObservatory Taka Duplet

astrophotography

15 Pts per hour OpenSkygems

  • Twin Takahashi FSQ106 100mm, focal 530mm
  • Skywatcher EQ8 Pro mount
  • Moravian G2-8300
  • Filters: L,R,G,B,Ha
  • FOV: 1° 57' x 1° 28'
  • Location: Italy
  • MPC:
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.8" FWHM, range: 1.5" to 2.6"
  • SQM: Usually around 21
  • Limiting Altitude: Variable between 25° and 35°

Dark Matters CDK14

PRO Observatory astrophotography

60 Pts per hour OpenSkygems

  • Planewave CDK14 355mm, focal 2563mm
  • Astro-Physics 1100-AE mount
  • HOT: Moravian C5A-100M
  • Filters: L,R,G,B,HA,OIII,SII
  • FOV: 58.8' x 44.1'
  • Location: United States
  • MPC:
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.3" FWHM, range: 1.0" to 2.2"
  • SQM: Usually around 22
  • Limiting Altitude: 30 Degrees

Tecnosky RC12

astrophotography photometry

15 Pts per hour OpenSkygems

  • Tecnosky/GSO RC300 300mm, focal 1650mm
  • iOptron Cem60 mount
  • Player One Artemis 294
  • Filters: L,R,G,B,Ha,O3,Fot_V
  • FOV: 40' x 27.2'
  • Location: Italy
  • MPC: D38
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.8" FWHM, range: 1.5" to 2.6"
  • SQM: Usually around 21 SQM
  • Limiting Altitude: Variable between 25° and 35°

Samyang Namibia

astrophotography

8 Pts per hour

  • Samyang 135mm 135mm, focal 135mm
  • iOptron HEC27 mount
  • ASI 2400Pro MC (OSC)
  • Filters: OSC,Dark,ALP-T
  • FOV: 15° 18' x 10° 11'
  • Location: Namibia
  • MPC:
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.5" FWHM, range: 1.1" to 2.2"
  • SQM: Down to 22 (!)
  • Limiting Altitude: Variable between 15° and 22°

FSQ106 Namibia

astrophotography

21 Pts per hour

  • Takahashi FSQ106 ED 106mm, focal 530mm
  • ASA DDM60Pro mount
  • Moravian C3-61000, Baader filters
  • Filters: Luminance,Red,Green,Blue,Ha,S-II,O-III
  • FOV: 3° 54' x 2° 38'
  • Location: Namibia
  • MPC: L81
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.5" FWHM, range: 1.1" to 2.2"
  • SQM: Down to 22 (!)
  • Limiting Altitude: Variable between 15° and 22°

RC10 2BSObservatory

astrophotography

15 Pts per hour OpenSkygems

  • CFF RC 250mm (10’’) 250mm, focal 2000mm
  • iOptron CEM120EC mount
  • Moravian G2-4000 CCD
  • Filters: L,R,G,B,Ha
  • FOV: 26.2' x 26.2'
  • Location: Italy
  • MPC:
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.8" FWHM, range: 1.5" to 2.6”
  • SQM: Down to 21
  • Limiting Altitude: Mostly down to 35°

Hakos H8 2.8

astrophotography

25 Pts per hour OpenSkygems

  • ASA H8 f2.9 Hyperbolic 200mm, focal 590mm
  • ASA DDM60Pro mount
  • Moravian C3-61000, Chroma filters
  • Filters: Luminance,Red,Green,Blue,Ha7,O3,S2
  • FOV: 3° 29' x 2° 19'
  • Location: Namibia
  • MPC:
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.5" FWHM, range: 1.1" to 2.2"
  • SQM: Down to 22 (!)
  • Limiting Altitude: Variable between 15° and 22°

Astroale 110/580

astrophotography

15 Pts per hour OpenSkygems

  • Astrografo Quadrupletto Apo 100/580mm F5,8 100mm, focal 580mm
  • Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro mount
  • Qhy268M
  • Filters: L,R,G,B,Ha,S2,O3
  • FOV: 2° 19' x 1° 33'
  • Location: Italy
  • MPC:
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.8" FWHM, range: 1.5" to 2.6"
  • SQM: Usually around 21
  • Limiting Altitude: Variable between 25° and 35°

Spain CDK500

PRO Observatory astrophotography photometry exoplanets

39 Pts per hour

  • Planewave CDK20 500mm, focal 3450mm
  • Planewave L-500 mount mounted in a private dome mount
  • Moravian C3-61000, Baader and Chroma (narrowband) filters
  • Filters: Luminance,Red,Green,Blue,Ha,O3,S2
  • FOV: 36' x 24.4'
  • Location: Spain
  • MPC: Z28
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.3" FWHM, range: 0.8" to 1.6"
  • SQM: Down to 21.85
  • Limiting Altitude: Variable between 15° and 20°

Palantir II

astrophotography

30 Pts per hour OpenSkygems

  • GSO 303mm F4 Newtonian 303mm, focal 1382mm
  • Paramount MyT mount
  • QHY 268M
  • Filters: Luminance,Red,Green,Blue,Ha,OIII,SII
  • FOV: 57.5' x 38.4'
  • Location: Spain
  • MPC:
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.8" FWHM, range: 1.5" to 2.6"
  • SQM: Usually around 21.7
  • Limiting Altitude: Around 28 degrees all round


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Finished image of NGC 6357, LRGB from our iDK 20" scope in Namibia
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Quick test of the Swan Nebula in narrowband from our iDK 20" scope in Namibia
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Light curve of LINEAR 11337303 variable star
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NGC 253 taken by Chris Lin, from our iDK 20" scope in Namibia
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Pelican Nebula bi M. Petrasko, M. Evenden, U. Mishra (Dream Astrograph, New Mexico)

Features


Fully automated

The observatories are heavily automated to be able to use the nights as effectively as possible. You simply insert the targets you want to be imaged, and the system will choose the ideal moment to gather your data.

Perfect locations

Our remote telescopes are located in some of the darkest and most pristine locations of the world. Especially in Namibia we enjoy way over 300 clear nights per year with exceptional seeing.

Competitive costs

We are hobby astronomers ourselves and enjoy gathering data, too. We want to share the equipment to help pay for the running costs (like power, hosting costs and maintenance) but not to make profit, so our costs are way lower than other offers on the net.

Latest preview Images

Look here at some real preview images (uncalibrated) made the last days by our internet controlled telescopes.

Price

We do want to give everybody the possibility to use these professional-grade systems.

Lukas Demetz, hobby astronomer

The rates are per hour of observatory usage, and are calculate down to per-second accuracy. The usage begins when the camera opens the shutter for your frame and ends when it closes. You pay effectively only the exposure time. Nothing for focusing, nothing for slewing :)

Moon Illumination Hourly Rate
0% 35 €
25% 31.06 €
50% 27.13 €
75% 23.19 €
100% 19.25 €

We will adapt the rates in the coming months. These are our Default2020 prices, which will stay in effect for who is subscribing with them now. Early adopters and already subscribed users are enjoying lower rates.

These rates apply for our 20" iDK scope in Namibia. Smaller scopes have lower rates. For dynamic scheduled requests. That means that we choose the best time to execute them. For requests starting at a fixed time we charge an additional 30%.

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operated by Hotel Interski di Demetz Lukas e Co SNC
Cisles 51
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Italy

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