Bringing the Universe to Your Classroom!

ATEO Public 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/7 Williams Optics refractor / Celestron 11" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain (ATEO-2A / 2B). These remote imaging systems are equipped with the following:

  • Dream 16" f/3.7 Astrograph
  • Software Bisque Paramount ME Mount
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD Camera
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Guiding Camera
  • FLI CFW 4-5 (Luminance (Clear)/Red/Green/Blue/V) Filter Wheel

Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach ATEO-1 (Left) and ATEO-2A and B (Right).
Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach ATEO-1 (Left) and ATEO-2A and B (Right).

ATEO-2A - Deep-Sky Imaging System
  • Williams Optics 132 (5") f/7 FLT APO Refractor
  • Paramount GTGT1100S Equatorial Mount
  • Starlight Xpress SXV-M25C Colour CCD Camera
  • Orion 80 Guide Scope
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar Guiding Camera

ATEO-2B - Planetary Imaging System (Available January 2019)
  • Celestron 11" f/10 (APO 2X Barlow Installed)
  • Paramount GT1100S Equatorial Mount
  • Celestron SKYRIS 236C colour CMOS camera
  • Optec Focus Lynx Focuser
  • Celestron SKYRIS 132M Guide Camera

The fee for a Public Image Request is a donation in the amount of your choice via PayPal or Credit Card. All proceeds are applied to the continuing efforts of funding the remote telescope's hosting and maintenance costs at their dark site located at an elevation of 7,778 ft. in New Mexico. 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 by visiting its FAQ page.

The slideshow above displays just a few examples of recent images acquired by the
16" f3.7 (ATEO-1) Astrograph Remote Imaging Telescope.

If you are interested in becoming an active user with the ATEO Remote Robotic Telescope Network via our ATEO Portal, please refer to our post with our instructional videos on how to register for a new user account thru using the telescope console.

**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.