Remote Skygems Observatories

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World-class optics and hardware

20" AG iDK

  • 20" AG Optical iDK, focal length of 3420mm
  • ASA DDM85XL mount
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD
  • Filters: LRGB, Ha7 OIII SII
  • Location: Namibia

Veloce 200 RH AT

  • Officina Stellare Veloce 200 AT, focal length of 600mm
  • ASA DDM60 mount
  • QHY 600M
  • Filters: LRGB, Ha7 OIII SII
  • Location: Namibia

Soon: Planewave CDK500

  • Planewave L-500 mount mounted in a roll-off
  • QHY 600M
  • Filters: LRGB, Ha7 OIII SII plus photometric
  • Location: Spain

Soon: Meade 16" photometric

  • Paramount ME mount mounted in a roll-off
  • SBIG 10 XME
  • Filters: LRGB, plus photometric
  • Location: Namibia

Finished image of NGC 6357, LRGB from our iDK 20" scope in Namibia


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.


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% 31.0625 €
50% 27.125 €
75% 23.1875 €
100% 19.25 €

These are our Default2020 prices, which will stay in effect for probabily a long time. Early adopters are enjoying lower rates.

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Skygems Observatories Network
operated by Hotel Interski di Demetz Alberto e Co SNC
Cisles 51
39047 Santa Cristina BZ

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