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Announcements, Messages, and Alerts...

AFIL-3, the 20" Dall-Kirkham remote telescope will be offline until 10/25/2021 for a mount replacement.

ATEO-2A/2B remote telescopes are also currently offline for general maintenance.

Telescopes

Listed below are the remote telescopes available on Insight Observatory's network for educational and astrophotography use...

ATEO-1 with an image of M81 and M82 Galaxies.
ATEO-1 with an image of M81 and M82 Galaxies.

ATEO-1: 16" f/3.7 Astrograph Reflector - New Mexico, US

Specifications:
  • Telescope: Dreamscope 16" f/3.7 Astrograph Reflector
  • Camera: FLI Proline 16803
  • FLI CFW 4-5 (Baader Luminance (Clear)/Red/Green/Blue/H-Alpha) Filter Wheel
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Guiding Camera
  • Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME

Advanced Image Request Rates:
  • Standard: $60.00 USD per imaging hour
  • Education: $48.00 USD per imaging hour

** Please note the rain season for this location is from July thru the middle of September.



ATEO-2A and ATEO-2B with images of M17 - The Omega Nebula and Mars.
ATEO-2A and ATEO-2B with images of M17 - The Omega Nebula and Mars.

ATEO-2A: 5" f/5.8 Williams Optics APO Refractor - New Mexico, US

Specifications:
  • Williams Optics 132 (5") f/5.8 FLT APO Refractor
  • Paramount GT1100S Equatorial Mount
  • ZWO ASI2600MC Pro Color Camera
  • Stellarvue SV80 80 mm Super ED Refractor Guide Scope
  • Trius SX26 Guiding Camera

Advanced Image Request Rates:
  • Standard: $80.00 USD per imaging hour
  • Education: $64.00 USD per imaging hour

ATEO-2B: ATEO-2B 8" f/10 Edge HD Schmidt-Cassegrain - New Mexico, US
  • Celestron 8" Edge HD Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Paramount GT1100S Equatorial Mount
  • ZWO ASI183MC Color CCD Camera
  • Optec Focus Lynx Focuser

Advanced Image Request Rates: Please Contact Us.

** Please note the rain season for this location is from July thru the middle of September.



ATEO-3 with an image of NGC 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy.
ATEO-3 with an image of NGC 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy.

ATEO-3: 12.5" f/9 Quasar Ritchey-Chretien -Rio Hurtado Valley, Chile

Specifications:
  • Telescope: 12.5" f/9 Quasar Ritchey Chretien
  • Camera: SBIG STL11000
  • Filters: Astrodon Luminance (Clear)/Red/Green/Blue/H-Alpha 6nm/OIII 3nm)
  • SBIG Adaptive optics guiding
  • Mount: Losmandy Titan

Advanced Image Request Rates:
  • Standard: $70.00 USD per imaging hour
  • Education: $56.00 USD per imaging hour

** Please note the cloudy season for this location is from March thru the beginning of April.



AFIL-3 with an image of M22 - Globular Cluster in Sagittarius.
AFIL-3 with an image of M22 - Globular Cluster in Sagittarius.

AFIL-3: 20" f/6.7 Dall-Kirkham - Namibia, Southern Africa

Specifications:
  • 20" f/6.7 AG Optical iDK Dall-Kirkham
  • Planewave L-500 Direct Drive Mount
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD
  • Filters: LRGB, Ha3.5nm, OIII, SII

Basic Image Request Rates:
  • From $30.00 - $45.00 USD per image request

** Please note the rain season for this location is from January thru the beginning of April.



AFIL-5 with an image of NGC 2070 - The Tarantula Nebula.
AFIL-5 with an image of NGC 2070 - The Tarantula Nebula.

AFIL-5: 200mm f/3 Veloce AT - Namibia, Southern Africa

Specifications:
  • 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

Basic Image Request Rates:
  • From $25.00 - $35.00 USD per image request

** Please note the rain season for this location is from January thru the beginning of April.



AFIL-6 with an image of M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy.
AFIL-6 with an image of M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy.

AFIL-6: 200mm f/3 Veloce AT - Nerpio, Spain

Specifications:
  • 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

Basic Image Request Rates:
  • From $25.00 - $35.00 USD per image request

** Please note the rain/snow season for this location is from January thru the beginning of April.




AFIL-7 with an image of M42 - The Orion Nebula.
AFIL-7 with an image of M42 - The Orion Nebula.

AFIL-7: 20" f/6.8 Planewave CDK500 - Nerpio, Spain

Specifications:
  • 20" f/6.8 Planewave CDK
  • Planewave L-500 Direct Drive Mount
  • FLI Proline 16803 CCD
  • Filters: LRGB, Ha OIII SII plus photometric R, EXO and NearIR

Basic Image Request Rates:
  • From $30.00 - $45.00 USD per image request

** Please note the rain season for this location is from January thru the beginning of April.