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ATEO-1

Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO-1) Awaiting Clearing Skies at its previous hosting location at SkyPi Remote Observatory back in May of 2017. Photo by Caleb Ramer.
Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO-1) Awaiting Clearing Skies at its previous hosting location at SkyPi Remote Observatory back in May of 2017. Photo by Caleb Ramer.

Insight Observatory proudly offers a 16" Dream Aerospace Systems astrograph imaging telescope, designated the Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO-1), that is hosted at an elevation of 5,154 ft in the Southwest US at Utah Desert Remote ObservatoriesThe telescope is accessible remotely via the internet for teachers and students, as well as the general public, to conduct astronomical research projects for science education or deep-sky astrophotography.

ATEO-1: 16" f/3.7 astrograph reflector remote telescope with its images acquired of Messier 78 and NGC 3521. Image sets for these deep-sky objects are available in Insight Observatory's Starbase image set repository.
ATEO-1: 16" f/3.7 astrograph reflector remote telescope with its images acquired of Messier 78 and NGC 3521. Image sets for these deep-sky objects are available in Insight Observatory's Starbase image set repository.

Although we are currently able to obtain high-quality images of the deep-sky objects such as the ones displayed above, 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.



What equipment is used to capture the images?

Specifications of the ATEO-1" Astrograph Reflector Imaging System:  
  • Telescope: Dreamscope 16" f/3.7 Astrograph Reflector
  • Camera: FLI Proline 16803
  • FLI CFW 4-5 (Chroma Luminance (Clear)/Red/Green/Blue/H-Alpha 5nm) Filter Wheel
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Guiding Camera
  • Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME

What is the field of view and orientation of the images?

Captured images have the following specifications:
  • Image size (pixels): 4096 x 4096
  • Angular size (sky coverage): 1° 21' 47" (1.36 x 1.36 degree) 
  • Image scale: 1.2 arcseconds/pixel Orientation: Up is 146 degrees East of North
  • Image mirrored: No



ATEO-1 Advanced Image Request Rates:
  • Standard: $53.40 USD per imaging hour
  • Education: $42.72 USD per imaging hour

ATEO-1 Image Request Forms:
  • Basic (BIR)$30.00 - $45.00 USD per processed LRGB image of 20 - 40 minutes total integration time (Unlimited images)
  • Education (EIR)$20.00 USD per processed LRGB image of 20 minutes total integration time (Unlimited images)

ATEO-1 Starbase Image Set Subscriptions Starting At:
  • Standard: $0.04 cents per minute of the image set exposure time
  • Education: $0.03 cents per minute of the image set exposure time



If you have any questions regarding the Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach ATEO-1, please Contact Us and we will be more than happy to assist you.