-->

Bringing the Universe to Classrooms
and Homes around the World!

What's New at Insight Observatory...

Reduced Starbase Image Set Repository Rates!

Image sets from all 3 Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO) are now ONLY $0.05 USD (cents) per imaging minute for Standard and $0.04 USD (cents) for Educational subscribers.

Learn More About Starbase!

ATEO Personal Image Request

Capture stunning astronomical images with Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO). Choose between our 16" f/3.7 Dreamscope astrograph reflector (ATEO-1) and the 5" f/5.8 Williams Optics refractor / Celestron 11" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain (ATEO-2A), and a 12.5" f/9 Quasar Ritchey Chretien (ATEO-3).

16" f/3.7 Astrograph Reflector (ATEO-1) / 5" f/5.8 Williams Optics Refractor (ATEO-2A) / 12.5" f/9 Quasar Ritchey Chretien (ATEO-3).

These online remote telescope imaging systems are equipped with the following:

ATEO-1 - New Mexico, USA
  • 16" f/3.7 Dream Astrograph Reflector
  • Software Bisque Paramount ME Mount
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD Camera
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Guiding Camera
  • FLI CFW 4-5 (Baader Luminance (Clear)/Red/Green/Blue/H-Alpha) Filter Wheel
ATEO-2A - New Mexico, USA
  • 5" f/5.8 Williams Optics FLT APO Refractor
  • Paramount GTGT1100S Equatorial Mount
  • ZWO ASI2600MC Pro Color Camera
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar Guiding Camera
ATEO-3 - Rio Hurtado Valley, Chile
  • 12.5" f/9 Quasar Ritchey Chretien
  • Losmandy Titan Gemini IV Mount
  • SBIG STL11000 CCD Camera
  • SBIG Adaptive optics guiding
  • Astrodon Luminance (Clear)/Red/Green/Blue/H-Alpha 6nm/OIII 3nm)

Insight Observatory has recently added the following affiliate remote telescopes to the Personal Image Request (PIR) form in collaboration with SkyGems Observatories Network... 

Affiliate remote telescopes AFIL-3 and AFIL-5 located in Hakos, Namibia and AFIL-6 and AFIL-7 located in Nerpio, Spain.
Affiliate remote telescopes AFIL-3 and AFIL-5 located in Hakos, Namibia and AFIL-6 and AFIL-7 located in Nerpio, Spain.

AFIL-3 - Hakos, Namibia
  • 20" AG Optical Dall-Kirkham
  • Focal length of 3420mm - Focal ratio f/6.7
  • ASA DDM85XL mount
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD
  • Filters: LRGB, Ha7 OIII SII
AFIL-5 - Hakos, Namibia
  • Officina Stellare Veloce 200 AT
  • Focal length 600 mm (24'') - Focal ratio f/3
  • ASA DDM60 mount
  • QHY 600M CCD
  • Filters: LRGB, Ha7 OIII SII
AFIL-6 - Nerpio, Spain
  • Officina Stellare Veloce 200 AT
  • Focal length 600 mm (24'') - Focal ratio f/3
  • ASA DDM60 mount
  • SBIG STF-8300M CCD
  • Filters: LRGB, Ha7, OIII, SII
AFIL-7 - Nerpio, Spain - Coming in January 2021
  • Planewave CDK20 Corrected Dall-Kirkham
  • Focal length of 3450mm - Focal ratio f/6.8
  • Planewave L-500 mount
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD
  • Filters: LRGB, Ha7, OIII, SII

The costs for a Personal Image Request is a donation ranging from $15.00 to $25.00 USD (depending on the telescope used) via PayPal or Credit Card. All proceeds are applied to the continuing efforts of funding of Insight Observatory's three remote telescopes' hosting, maintenance, and affiliate costs. 

Once your image request is submitted, the request will then be inserted into the ATEO remote telescope's network queue. When the image has been processed and uploaded, an email will be sent to you with instructions on how to retrieve your image. You can find more information on using the PIR form by visiting its FAQ page.


This slideshow above displays just a few examples of recent images acquired by the
Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach with 20-minute exposures.




**Attention Educators: If you are interested in imaging with the Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach for your classroom using our Educational Image Request (EIR) form, please Contact Us.