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ATEO Telescope

Image of Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach
Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach
Insight Observatory will house a 16" Astrograph imaging telescope, named the Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO), that will be hosted with SkyPi Online Observatory, located at an elevation of 7,778 ft in the dark skies of New Mexico in 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 just deep-sky imaging.

We have successfully fulfilled our goals for the Insight Observatory astronomy education facility. We have in our possession the telescope, mounting system, CCD Camera and filter wheel. Currently, our efforts are focused on obtaining the funds necessary to install, implement and host the remote robotic telescope system at the hosting site located in New Mexico.

Image of M81/M82 Taken Through 16" Dream Astrograph
M81/M82 Taken Through 16" Dream Astrograph
The image to the right 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 efforts of establishing the installation, implementation and hosting of the Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach. Insight Observatory thanks you in advance for supporting our mission of providing a "Gateway" to the universe for young and inspiring minds.


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