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ATEO Telescope

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 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.

Co-Founder and Systems Engineer of Insight Observatory, Muir Evenden, shown with the Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach recently installed in SkyPi Online Observatories Gamma Observatory.
Co-Founder and Systems Engineer of Insight Observatory, Muir Evenden, shown with the Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach recently installed in SkyPi Online Observatories Gamma Observatory.

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.

Images Taken with Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO).
Images Taken with Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO).

The image above is of the spiral galaxy, M33 in the constellation Triangulum. This image was one of the first ever taken with the 16" f3.75 Dream Astrograph. Although we are currently able to obtain images of these deep-sky objects, this high quality of imaging will also allow student research projects such as extragalactic supernova search, variable star measurement 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 and PayPal, 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.




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