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ATEO Telescope

Co-Founder and Systems Engineer of Insight Observatory, Muir Evenden,  shown with the  Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach recently installed in the dark skies of New Mexico.
Co-Founder and Systems Engineer of Insight Observatory, Muir Evenden,  shown with the 
Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach recently installed in the dark skies of New Mexico.

Insight Observatory proudly houses a 16" Astrograph imaging telescope, designated the Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO), that is hosted by SkyPi Online Observatory, located at an elevation of 7,778 ft in the dark skies of New Mexico scheduled to go live online in August 2017. The telescope will be accessible remotely via the internet as a rental from classrooms for students as well as the general public to conduct astronomical research projects for science education or deep-sky imaging.

Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO) Awaiting Clearing Skies. Photo by Caleb Ramer.
Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO) Awaiting Clearing Skies. Photo by Caleb Ramer.

Insight Observatory has successfully fulfilled their goals for the installation of the online remote telescope. They have provided the telescope, mounting system, CCD Camera and filter wheel. Currently, our efforts are focused on obtaining the funds necessary to continue hosting and general maintenance for the remote robotic telescope system at its hosting site located in New Mexico.

Image of M81/M82 Taken Through 16" Dream Astrograph
M81/M82 Taken Through 16" Dream Astrograph Imaged by Mel Helm.

The image above is of spiral galaxies, M81 and M82 in Ursa Major. This image was taken the night of March 15, 2010, by Mel Helm of Sierra Remote Observatories (SRO) with a 16" f3.75 Dream Astrograph using the custom 4" coma corrector, which allowed the use of the 4" Off-Axis Guider. Data was recorded with 400 minutes of exposure. Although we are currently able to obtain images of these deep-sky objects, this high quality of imaging will allow student research projects such as extragalactic supernova search and basic concepts of astronomical imaging an integral part of Insight Observatory's offered curricula to the secondary school and collegiate level.

Insight Observatory is currently accepting sponsorships via Patreon, for the funding assistance with the hosting and general maintenance of the Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach until it becomes self-sustaining. Insight Observatory thanks you in advance for supporting our mission of providing a "Gateway" to the universe for young and inspiring minds.

ATEO Meteorology

ATEO Current Sky Conditions


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