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Access Telescopes

Access Telescopes

Listed here are the various ways of accessing Insight Observatory's network of remote robotic imaging telescopes for educational and public use...

  • Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO) Portal - Acquire deep-sky and planetary image data using Insight Observatory's remote telescope network. ATEO Portal users may either submit a "Basic Image Request" using built-in imaging parameter options or create an "Advanced Image Request" allowing users to input specifically customized imaging parameters.

  • Starbase Image Set Subscriptions - Starbase is a repository of image data captured by the Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO), organized by the image target into image “sets”. These image sets can be purchased (referred to as “subscribing” to the image set) and downloaded. If you are interested in requesting an image set of a specific target for Starbase, please log into the ATEO Portal and select the "Starbase" check box at the bottom of the Adanced Image Request application.

  • Personal Image Request (PIR) form - Capture a color or monochrome image with our 16" f/3.7 Dream astrograph reflector (ATEO-1), 5" f/5.8 Williams Optics refractor (ATEO-2A), or 12.5" f/9 Quasar Ritchey Chretien (ATEO-3). 

  • Educational Image Request (EIR) form - The Educational Image Request form is used primarily for accessing Insight Observatory's remote telescopes for educational use in the classroom (grades K-12) and public venues such as public libraries. If you are interested in utilizing the ATEO network of remote telescopes in your classroom or public venue, please Contact Us.

  • Patreon "Explorer" or "Adventurer" Tier Subscription - If you are only interested in receiving processed images from all 6 remote telescopes, you may subscribe to our "Explorer" tier as a patron on Insight Observatory's Patreon Page for ONLY $3.00 USD per month. Your monthly subscription will include exclusive blog posts and updates with images taken by our staff and users (with their consent and full credit).

    With the Patreon "Adventurer" tier subscription for ONLY $10.00 USD per month, you will receive all the benefits of the "Explorer" tier as well as Processed and Raw Deep-Sky Image Files acquired from ALL 3 (three) ATEO remote telescopes within the month imaged by our Insight Observatory team members.

    All Patreon patron subscriber proceeds go towards supporting Insight Observatory's educational outreach efforts.