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ATEO-1 is currently offline for relocation. AFIL-7 is also offline due to mechanical issues.

Starbase

Starbase is a repository of images captured by the Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO) and our affiliate remote telescopes designated as (AFIL). This image data is organized by the image target into image “sets”.

Once you create a free ATEO Portal account, you will have immediate access to our image data for purchasing without having to wait for clear skies! All Starbase image sets are acquired on a regular basis from our network of telescopes, offering you a wide choice of both deep-sky and planetary image sets that are constantly expanding.


The Pelican Nebula - IC 5070 and IC 5067 image set was acquired on ATEO-1 - APOD. Winner March 1, 2021 (left), The Heart of the Rosette Nebula - NGC 2244 acquired on AFIL-1 and AFIL-2 (upper right), and The Sculptor Galaxy - NGC 253 acquired on ATEO-3 (lower right).
The Pelican Nebula - IC 5070 and IC 5067 image set was acquired on ATEO-1 - APOD. Winner March 1, 2021 (left), The Heart of the Rosette Nebula - NGC 2244 acquired on AFIL-1 and AFIL-2 (upper right), and The Sculptor Galaxy - NGC 253 acquired on ATEO-3 (lower right).

An "image set" is composed of one or more images of a specific deep-sky target or planet. 
Deep-sky mages captured as part of an image set will typically be imaged within the time span of a few months as opposed to planetary images that are captured within a one-night imaging session. 

On the Starbase dashboard page, the "Image Sets" tab will display a list of all the available image sets in Starbase.

Insight Observatory's affiliate remote Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO and AFIL) capture deep-sky image sets for Starbase, Insight Observatory's Image Set Repository. AFIL-1: AG10 CDK F6.7 f=1665mm (left), ATEO-2: Takahashi FSQ106 ED 4.17" Refractor f/5 (upper right), and ATEO-3: 12.5" f/9 Quasar Ritchey-Chretien (lower right).
Insight Observatory's affiliate remote Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO and AFIL) capture deep-sky image sets for Starbase, Insight Observatory's Image Set Repository. AFIL-1: AG10 CDK F6.7 f=1665mm (left), ATEO-2: Takahashi FSQ106 ED 4.17" Refractor f/5 (upper right), and ATEO-3: 12.5" f/9 Quasar Ritchey-Chretien (lower right).

After the ATEO Portal was rolled out, we started receiving requests from image processors and astrophotographers requesting us to deliver image data from our remote telescope network with out using the portal.

Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and Clavius crater were imaged from our affiliate planetary remote telescopes, AFIL-11 and AFIL-12. Image data were acquired and processed by Damian Peach for Starbase.
Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and Clavius crater were imaged from our affiliate planetary remote telescopes,
AFIL-11 and AFIL-12. Image data were acquired and processed by Damian Peach for Starbase.

Although there are many avid ATEO Portal users who take advantage of the "Basic and Advanced Image Request" applications to acquire image data on the portal, we now realized there were many image processors and astrophotographers that simply wanted the image data from the telescopes

These individuals had no interest in submitting image requests on the telescopes themselves. Therefore, we came up with an intuitive design for a new portal module that would allow portal users to browse, purchase, and download previously imaged data sets.

Insight Observatory's image set repository application, Starbase.

As we populate our image sets, you may request an image set to be added to Starbase on our "Advanced Image Request" application in the ATEO Portal. Your image set request will be evaluated and if approved, added to the "Starbase" for purchase and downloading as soon as the target has been imaged.

Starbase Image Set Rates:

Image set rates are determined by whether you registered with Insight Observatory as a Standard or as an Educational user. As of January 2022, we have implemented a volume discounted rate model in Starbase... The more hours of integration purchased, the less the cost. Discounted rates start at image sets that are 15 hours or more of integration, then discounted rates increase up to 30 plus hours of integration. Image sets start as low as $0.01 USD (cents) per imaging minute.


Download and process a few of our FREE image sets that are marked as "Public"!