|Insight Observatory staff measure for the telescope mount|
The first phase of this endeavor is designing and constructing a mount for the telescope to be installed in the observatory. This task is nearly completed and should be ready for installation in the upcoming week. The second phase will then be networking the dome, telescope, and imaging camera to the building that will house the computer system. The domed observatory has been constructed on a decking platform that allows the observatory to be easily be accessed for equipment maintenance. The observatory is also located on an open space where camp attendees to learn the night sky while witnessing the dome and telescope slewing around to image the planets.
|Observatory that will house the remote robotic telescope|