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Outlined below are all of the services Insight Observatory provides in the field of Astronomy Education Outreach and Astronomical Imaging for Astrophotographers, Image Processors and Amateur Astronomers.

Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach ATEO-1, ATEO-2A and ATEO-2B and ATEO-3.
Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach ATEO-1, ATEO-2A and ATEO-2B and ATEO-3.

  • The Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO) - Insight Observatory offers a 16" f/3.5 Astrograph reflector (ATEO-1), a 5" f/5.8 Williams Optics refractor (ATEO-2A), and a Celestron 11 f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain (ATEO-2B) imaging telescope that is available for hourly, or nightly rentals. Image planets and deep-sky objects, such as galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae remotely, from the dark skies and high elevation of 7,800 feet in New Mexico, using your personal computer via our ATEO Portal. Insight Observatory also has an affiliate remote telescope located in the dark skies and a high elevation of 5990 feet in the Rio Hurtado Valley in Chile. This remote imaging telescope is a 12.5" f/9 Quasar Ritchey Chretien (ATEO-3), that is available for image requests on our Educational and Public Image Request forms as well as image sets for subscribing to in our Starbase.

  • Starbase Dataset SubscriptionsInsight Observatory offers subscriptions to datasets for those interested in downloading deep-sky image data for processing. These image sets are acquired with the 16" f/3.5 Astrograph reflector (ATEO-1) and the 5" f/5.8 Williams Optics refractor (ATEO-2A) remote telescopes. This subscription service for datasets is accessible via the ATEO Portal. As we populate our image datasets, you may contact us to request an image set via our "Datasets on Demand" form. Your dataset request will be evaluated added to the "Starbase" for subscribing as soon as the object has been imaged. Dataset subscription rates are only $0.10 USD (Standard) and $0.08 USD (Education) per minute of deep-sky data integration from ATEO-1 and ATEO-2A. Dataset subscription rates for ATEO-3 are $0.15 USD (Standard) and $0.12 USD (Education).

  • Public Image Request (PIR) - If you would like a sample of the image quality the ATEO remote telescopes provide, you may request an image of a galaxy, nebula or star cluster via Insight Observatory's Public Image Request (PIR) form for only $10.00 USD per image. All proceeds from the PIR go to the continuing efforts of supporting the Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach.

  • Educational Image Request (EIR) - Designed and implemented for school teachers (K-12), Insight Observatory offers this access form allowing students to acquire images on the ATEO telescope network for the classroom environment.

  • Planning and Facilitating Research Projects in the field of Astronomy - Providing the tools necessary for astronomy education, and, discovery and research, utilizing Remote Robotic Telescopes. Work with Insight Observatory to design custom classroom astronomy lessons that coincide with your teaching curriculum.

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

Insight Observatory is currently offering special educational rates, to universities, colleges, public, charter, and private schools. As mentioned above, on this page, Insight Observatory can assist with the planning and the facilitating of research projects, with the use of these remote online telescopes.

Other Services Provided by Insight Observatory:

  • Visual Observing Programs - Insight Observatory offers customized observing programs for schools, colleges, Girl and Boy Scout troops - of all levels, as well as the general public. These programs are held at Kohout-Dingley Observatory in Kingston, MA, which houses an 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

  • Blake Planetarium - Insight Observatory is proud to be partnered with the W. Russell Blake Planetarium located in Plymouth, MA. This planetarium is a state of the art facility that immerses its audience with video and sound. Boasted as the only 4K full-dome planetarium south of Boston, its system is equal to that of facilities you would experience in Boston. Seating 72 people this facility has frequent Community Programs. Private group events such as Girl and Boy Scout troops are also offered upon request by contacting us.

  • General Consulting - Looking for the proper astronomy equipment for your educational institution or private use? The staff at Insight Observatory have more than 60 years of experience in the field of astronomy between them, that includes, extensive knowledge of different types of telescopes, imaging devices, and their accessories, that would suit the needs for your particular astronomy program.

For more questions and information regarding Insight Observatory's services, please contact us at our Contact form or email us directly at info@insightobservatory.com and we will be sure to get back to you within 24 business hours.