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Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, imaged and nicely processed by Craig Stocks is a Halley-type periodic comet with a 71.3-year orbital period, first discovered in 1812 by Jean-Louis Pons and later in 1883 by William Robert Brooks.

This new image set that produced this is available for download and processing in our image set repository, Starbase. Processing tutorial video included!


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Explore Insight Observatory's diverse services, providing access to our remote robotic imaging telescopes for education, standard use, and scientific research. Our comprehensive offerings cater to various needs, whether you're an educator enriching your classroom, a standard user accessing our image library, or a researcher in scientific exploration. Insight Observatory is committed to guiding you through a seamless journey, unlocking the wonders of the cosmos. Join us in making advanced astronomical resources accessible globally for enthusiasts, educators, and researchers.

  • Starbase Image Set Repository - Starbase serves as a centralized repository housing a vast collection of image data meticulously captured by both the Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO) and our affiliated remote telescopes (AFIL). The repository meticulously organizes these images into sets, allowing users to conveniently purchase and download them. This process, known as "subscribing" to the image set, offers a seamless way for enthusiasts and researchers to access and utilize the extensive data available. For those interested in requesting a specific image set for a particular celestial target within Starbase, the procedure involves logging into the ATEO Portal. Once logged in, users can navigate to the Advanced Image Request application and select the "Starbase" checkbox located at the bottom. This streamlined process ensures that users can easily engage with and obtain the desired astronomical imagery from Starbase.

  • Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO) Portal - Unlock the wonders of the cosmos by accessing a wealth of deep-sky and planetary image data through Insight Observatory's cutting-edge remote telescope network. Users of the ATEO Portal are granted the flexibility to engage with this celestial bounty through two distinct avenues. The first option involves submitting a "Basic Image Request," where users can seamlessly navigate through a set of built-in imaging parameter options to tailor their acquisition preferences. For those seeking a more intricate and customized approach, the "Advanced Image Request" offers a comprehensive solution. This advanced option empowers users to input specific and personalized imaging parameters, ensuring a tailored and precise capture of the celestial wonders that pique their scientific or aesthetic interests. With these versatile options, Insight Observatory's remote telescope network opens up a realm of exploration for both novice enthusiasts and seasoned researchers alike.

    Anticipate an enriching educational experience with the upcoming "Educational Image Request" option, specifically designed for harnessing the power of Insight Observatory's remote telescopes in educational settings. Tailored to cater to classrooms spanning grades K-12 and public venues like libraries, this option aims to provide a unique and immersive astronomical learning experience. Whether you are an educator looking to integrate celestial observations into your curriculum or a coordinator planning a public event, the "Educational Image Request" option will soon offer a valuable resource. To express your interest and explore the possibilities of utilizing the ATEO network of remote telescopes in a classroom or public venue, we encourage you to reach out to us through our "Contact Us" portal. Prepare to embark on a journey of discovery and education as we unveil this exciting opportunity to engage with the wonders of the cosmos in an educational context.

  • Patreon "Explorer" Tier Subscription - Embark on a visual journey through the cosmos with the exclusive "Explorer" tier, available for patrons on Insight Observatory's Patreon Page at an affordable subscription rate of only USD 3.00 per month. This unique tier caters to individuals who are specifically interested in receiving processed images from all six remote telescopes. As an "Explorer" patron, your monthly subscription not only grants you access to a curated collection of captivating astronomical images but also includes exclusive blog posts and updates. These posts showcase images captured by our dedicated staff and users (with their consent and full credit), providing you with a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the celestial wonders that unfold through our telescopes. It's not just about stunning visuals—your support as a Patreon patron subscriber directly contributes to Insight Observatory's educational outreach efforts, ensuring the continuation and enhancement of our mission to share the marvels of the universe with audiences around the globe. Join the community of astronomy enthusiasts and patrons, and let your subscription make a meaningful impact on our commitment to education and exploration.

  • Interstellar PrintImmerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the cosmos by acquiring high-quality prints and digital downloads featuring a diverse array of astronomical objects, including galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and everything in between. Our extensive library boasts a captivating collection, each image meticulously processed using data acquired from Insight Observatory's state-of-the-art Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO) remote telescope network. Whether you're a seasoned astronomy enthusiast or a casual admirer of the celestial wonders, these prints, and digital downloads offer a unique opportunity to bring the splendor of the universe into your personal space. Each purchase not only grants you access to stunning visuals but also supports the ongoing mission of Insight Observatory to promote educational outreach and share the marvels of the cosmos with a global audience. Elevate your space with these breathtaking astronomical representations and join us in our commitment to fostering a deeper appreciation for the wonders that unfold in the vast expanse of the night sky.

Are you a Professor, Teacher, or Student participating in an astronomy education research project?

Explore the boundless possibilities of astronomy education with Insight Observatory's exclusive special educational rates, tailored specifically for universities, colleges, and both public and private schools, including charter institutions. Unlock the potential of celestial research projects by leveraging the capabilities of our advanced remote online telescopes. Insight Observatory is committed to not only providing access to cutting-edge astronomical resources but also assisting in the planning and facilitation of research endeavors, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience for educational institutions.

Should you have any inquiries or require additional information about Insight Observatory's services, our dedicated team is readily available to assist you. Connect with us through our Contact form or reach out directly via email at info@insightobservatory.com. Rest assured, our team is committed to responding promptly, aiming to address your questions and requests within 24 business hours. Join us in fostering a passion for astronomy and scientific exploration within the educational community, as we strive to make the wonders of the universe accessible to learners of all ages and backgrounds.