iTelescope Siding Spring - Remote Telescope Hosting
We Provide Private Remote Telescope Hosting at Siding Spring Observatory. Australia's Academic Astronomical Complex.
In partnership with the Research School for Astronomy & Astrophysics.
(Australian National University)
See video of the skies above Siding Spring Australia.
iTelescope.net are leaders in remote telescope operations and totally qualified to tune, host and pamper your valuable remote telescope.
iTelescope currently operates many remote telescope systems around the globe, on three continents, including record breaking, custom made platforms and literally hundreds of thousands of imaging missions on the books.
We have over a decade of proven professional remote telescope experience! We are the world leaders in Web Based Remote Astronomy.
We have trained staff with very high levels of experience in telescope optics, remote robotic telescope system design, IT computing, application design and development and TCP/IP internet networking. We also have extensive experience with a large range of astronomy vendors, applications and automation.
Overall this places us in the perfect position and location to host your own private telescope system.
iTelescope is the only remote telescope hosting service that can enable your telescope investment to Pay for itself.
Requirements for Hosting:
- Paramount PME or Planewave Ascension Mounts
- Research Grade OTA - RCOS, Planewave, Takahashi, TeleVue etc
- Robofocus, Optec focusing control
- SBIG, FLI, Apogee CCDs
Contact us regarding your own system's compatability.
The new iTelescope Southern Observatory project is a a high tech structure with room for 14-16 large aperture remote telescopes. We operate in a partnership with the Research School of Astrophysics and Astronomy (RSAA)
The iTelescope Siding Spring Observatory is located within a 'Bortle' light pollution Class 1 zone. Gegenschein is visible. Zodiacal light is bright. Rising Milkyway confuses some into thinking it's dawn. Limiting magnitude 7.6 to 8.0 for people with exceptional vision. the presence of Jupiter or Venus in the sky seems to degrade dark adaptation. Airglow (a very faint, naturally occurring glow most evident within about 15 degrees of the horizon) is readily apparent. Users of large telescopes are very happy. This is an observer's Nirvana!
The iTelescope South facility at Siding Spring Observatory features:
- High speed internet connection
- Automated Roof control
- Online Weather & Sky monitoring Systems
- Over 70% Usable Skies Per Month
- Federally Protected Dark Sky Environment
- Enforced 24hr Site Security
- Excellent Seeing & Moderate Climate (avg 1.5 - 2.5 arc seconds)
- High resolution color SkyCam & Internal Webcam
- On Site Support with local workshop
- Premier Elevation - over 1100m amsl
- Inclusion within a truly professional astronomy community
Along with an onsite workshop & support the SSO location is the home for T8, T9, T12, T13, T17, T30, T31 and a growing number of iTelescope systems. All connected to our high speed network & avaiable for the world's online astronomy community.
iTelescope is making available its private remote telescope hosting service within this observatory, with staff on site and dedicated support. Your own telescope can image the skies of the southern hemisphere with iTelescope doing all the hard setup work for you.
Contact us for more details on remote hosting with iTelescope South.
See the Sky Right Now at Siding Spring Observatory - Courtesy HAT-South Telescope SSO.