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Hakos iDK 20"

35 Pts per hour

  • 20" AG Optical iDK 500mm, focal 3403mm
  • Planewave L-500 mount
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD
  • 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°

Hakos H8 2.8

25 Pts per hour

  • ASA H8 f2.9 Hyperbolic 200mm, focal 590mm
  • ASA DDM60Pro mount
  • QHY600M
  • Filters: Luminance,Red,Green,Blue,Ha7,O3
  • 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°

Spain CDK500

39 Pts per hour

  • Planewave CDK20 500mm, focal 3450mm
  • Planewave L-500 mount mounted in a private dome mount
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD
  • Filters: Luminance,Red,Green,Blue,Ha,O3,S2
  • FOV: 36' x 24.4'
  • Location: Spain
  • MPC: Z28
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.3" FWHM, range: 1.0" to 2.2"
  • SQM: Down to 21.85
  • Limiting Altitude: Variable between 8° and 12°

Spain Veloce 200 RH

25 Pts per hour

  • Officina Stellare Veloce 200 RH 200mm, focal 600mm
  • ASA DDM60Pro mount
  • SBIG STF-8300M
  • Filters: Luminance,Red,Green,Blue,H-alpha
  • FOV: 1° 42' x 1° 17'
  • Location: Spain
  • MPC: Z28
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.3" FWHM, range: 1.0" to 2.2"
  • SQM: Down to 21.85
  • Limiting Altitude: Around 33°

Hakos RC360

25 Pts per hour

  • Officina Stellare Pro RC 360 360mm, focal 3040mm
  • Astro Physics GTO 1200 mount
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD
  • Filters: Luminance,R,V,B,Ha,O3,S2,Blank,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:

FSQ106 Namibia

21 Pts per hour

  • Takahashi FSQ106 ED 106mm, focal 530mm
  • ASA DDM60Pro mount
  • Moravian C3-61000
  • 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°

Dream Astrograph NM

45 Pts per hour

  • Dream Telescopes 16" f3.7 400mm, focal 1500mm
  • Bisque Paramount mount
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD
  • Filters: Luminance,Red,Green,Blue,Ha
  • FOV: 1° 24' x 1° 24'
  • Location: New Mexico
  • MPC: V22
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.5" FWHM, range: 1.1" to 2.2"
  • SQM: Down to 22 (!)
  • Limiting Altitude: Variable between 25° and 35°

Tecnosky RC8

14 Pts per hour

  • GSO Tecnosky RC 200mm 200mm, focal 1060mm
  • iOptron CEM 60 mount
  • QHY294MM BSI CMOS
  • Filters: Luminance,Red,Green,Blue,Ha,O3,S2
  • FOV: 1° 2' x 42'
  • 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°

New: Skygems RC16

53 Pts per hour

  • LOMO 16" corrected RC 400mm, focal 2731mm
  • JTW P75 mount
  • Moravian C3-61000
  • Filters: Luminance,Red,Green,Blue,Ha,O3,S2
  • FOV: 45.4' x 30.8'
  • Location: Chile
  • MPC:
  • Seeing: Usually around 1.3" FWHM, range: 1.0" to 2.2"
  • SQM: Down to 22 (!)
  • Limiting Altitude: Variable between 15° and 22°


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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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Address

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

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