SC Observatory

Location

SC Observatory is located in central Thailand. While we suffer from light pollution, both from Bangkok and from the local community in all directions, we have uncommonly transparent skies. Our skies are rated as 6-7 on the Bortle scale.

Widefield Array

Telescope: 2 x Officina Stellare RH Veloce 300 f/3.0, 2 x Officina Stellare RH Veloce 300AT f/3.0

Mount: Officina Stellare polar fork mount with absolute Heidenhain on-axis encoders

Camera: 2 x FLI PL16803, 1 x FLI PL29052, 1 x FLI ML29052

Imaging Software: Voyager (SC Observatory custom version)

Galaxy Hunter

Note: This system will be upgraded to a 3-telescope Galaxy Hunter Array during summer/fall 2018.

Telescope: Officina Stellare RiLA 600 f/5.0 Astrograph

Mount: Officina Stellare direct drive polar fork mount with absolute Heidenhain on-axis encoders

Camera: FLI ML16200

Imaging Software: Voyager

RiFAST

Note: This system will be upgraded with a Planewave mount and will be operational in late 2018.

Telescope: Officina Stellare RiFAST 400 f/3.8 Astrograph

Mount: Planewave L-500 direct drive mount

Camera: TBD

Imaging Software: Voyager

Planetary and Solar Observatory

Note: This system will undergo changes during the summer of 2018.

Telescope: CFF 300 f/20 Planetary Cassegrain

Camera: ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro (mono)

Telescope: TEC 160 f/7 Flourite Apochromatic Refractor

Mount: 10Micron GM4000 HPS with high precision on-axis encoders

Imaging Software: TBD

Aerial Tour of SC Observatory

Weather

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