San Pedro de Atacama Celestial Explorations

The complete solution to observe the Atacama sky

Telescope Hosting

Since 2004, we are hosting several robotic telescopes and are now not taking new telescopes anymore, because it's already hard to maintain 18 robotic telescopes for a single person.

The telescopes currently installed are :

- A 40cm F/8 on a Valmeca VM200 mount mainly used for comet astrometry. This telescope used to be on a Paramount ME but had several problems, we are changing it for the VMA200 which will allow to observe in a fully automated mode. The group of french amateurs using this telescope is the third most productive group as far as comet astrometry.

- A 50cm F/6.8 planewave telescope on a Paramount ME. The camera is an Apogee ALTA U42 and the telescope is used qui sert pour l'observation de transit d'exoplanètes, je m'en sers de temps à autres pour des observations d'occultations d'étoiles par des astéroïdes transneptuniens.

- A 38cm F/4.5 on a Nova 120 (direct drive) mount used for astrophotography

- A 40cm F/3.6 ASA on an Astrophysics 1200 mount used for TNO astrométry

- An Epsilon 200 on an EQ8 mount which we use to sell telescope time.

- Pi of the sky : An experiment observing optical counterparts of gamma ray bursts. 2 85mm telephoto lenses shooting the sky

- A TOA 1500 Takahashi on a mount we built here, used for astrophotography

- A 40cm F/8 Ritchey Chrétien from Astrosib on a Paramount ME used for an asteroid search program and astrophotography

- A 25cm F/3.6 ASA newtonian on a DDM60 ASA used for an asteroid search program

- A 40cm F/3.6 ASA on a Nova 120 direct drive mount used for asteroid searches

- A 40cm F/8 ODK from Orion Optics UK telescope on an ASA DDM85 mount used for variable star photometry. This telescope produces more CCD measurements of variable stars than any other telescope in the world.

- A RILA500 50cm F/5 from Officina Stellare on a Nova 120 direct drive mount used for variable star photometry and astrophotography.

- A Celestron 14 F/1.9 on a fork mount built here, caméra QSI583 dont nous vendons le temps de télescope

- A CCA250 Takahashi astrograph on a DDM60 ASA mount used for astrophotography

- A 200mm F/1.8 telephoto lens with a defiltered Canon 6D on an AZEQ6 mount used for astrophotography

- A 50cm F/8 Ritchey Chrétien telescope on a Paramount ME used for exoplanet photometry.

- A meteor survey camera

- A DIMM (differential Image Motion Monitor) used to measure the local seeing (un 20cm F/8 Ritchey Chrétien telescope on a modified NEQ6 mount).

I still have a few telescopes to install, mainly mine.

We maintain these telescopes, and they are used through internet (20 megabits/sec link). Many telescopes have been modified in our workshop when it was necessary.

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