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Title: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
Post by: MRPUGH55 on 10:49:30, 05 January, 2018
Hello there.  Martin Pugh here.
I am delighted to announce that construction of my large observatory here in rural New South Wales will commence next week and is expected to be complete by the end of the month.  Thereafter, I will be offering remote imaging, data subscription and telescope hosting. 

I have published information here: https://www.martinpughastrophotography.space/remote-imaging-and-telescope-hosting (https://www.martinpughastrophotography.space/remote-imaging-and-telescope-hosting)
You can view my night skies practically real time via this URL:  http://martinpughastrophotography.id.au/ASC.htm (http://martinpughastrophotography.id.au/ASC.htm) and on both of these pages is a link to a spreadsheet where I have captured historical weather data for my site.

From a hosting perspective, 3 pier spots remain but telescope rental will only be offered as an alternative to data subscription.  The latter is a very inexpensive way to gain access to high quality data of skies that are typically inaccessible to northern hemisphere imagers.

The URL above shows the very high specification systems that I will be installing.  Indeed the Astro Physics Riccardi Honders has been in a trial subscription for the past 4 months and one of my subscribers has already nailed a  NASA APOD (https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap171018.html (https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap171018.html)).

From a technical perspective, I have lots of experience and have commissioned and operated remote imaging platforms for 5+ years now.  The new observatory is on my property so I am on site, immediately available 24x7. 

If any of these opportunities interest you, please contact me at mpastro2001@yahoo.co.uk or via the contact form on my website above for further information and pricing.

cheers
Martin



Title: Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
Post by: Einari on 10:13:59, 06 January, 2018
Interesting.
Just sent your email.

Tapio
Title: Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
Post by: MRPUGH55 on 11:42:52, 06 January, 2018
Hello again.

I have uploaded some sample data taken through the Astro Physics RH305 telescope.  They are in FITS format (and have been calibrated) and I have used Maxim DL's compression algorithim to reduce the file size.  So you need to open the files in Maxim and if you want to open them in a different program just save them out in uncompressed format.

http://martinpughastrophotography.id.au/Test_Page3.htm (http://martinpughastrophotography.id.au/Test_Page3.htm)

cheers
Martin
Title: Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
Post by: psjshep on 15:30:35, 06 January, 2018
Nice images, Martin.... :clap:

Must have a play with them in PixInsight.....

Phil
Title: Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
Post by: MRPUGH55 on 20:31:18, 06 January, 2018
Thanks Phil and for the welcome message.

This scope is nothing short of amazing; 12.5" at f3.8 and is well matched to the SBIG STXL 16200.

I am just finishing up on the Tarantula nebula, and the subs are just great.

Clear skies
Martin
Title: Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
Post by: chris.bailey on 10:55:47, 07 January, 2018
Martin

If that sample M8 sub is representative, then it is a dream combination.

Chris
Title: Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
Post by: MRPUGH55 on 21:07:43, 07 January, 2018
It certainly is Chris.  The scope/camera combination works really well and the dark skies really help too.

all the best
Martin
Title: Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
Post by: MRPUGH55 on 11:13:26, 19 January, 2018
Hi everyone.

Delighted to post into the forum that the observatory construction phase is now complete and telescope installation is underway.

https://www.martinpughastrophotography.space/remote-imaging-and-telescope-hosting (https://www.martinpughastrophotography.space/remote-imaging-and-telescope-hosting)

There are just 2 pier spots left and of course the CDK17 data subscription opportunity will commence in a couple of weeks and the RH305 shortly thereafter.

cheers
Martin
Title: Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
Post by: MRPUGH55 on 10:53:16, 05 February, 2018
Hello again.

Heaven's Mirror Observatory is now operational with two of my systems installed (http://martinpughastrophotography.id.au/images/HM.JPG (http://martinpughastrophotography.id.au/images/HM.JPG)), with two others underway, and two more to be installed early next month.

But the big news is that the CDK17 is up and running and I am now looking for subscribers to the data subscription plan that I am offering. The subscription period will commence on Monday 19 Feb as I will be finalizing the preps on this wonderful instrument up until then (e.g all fresh calibration frames). Please contact me directly for pricing; I have a really good deal to offer.

and as a taster, check out this 5 minute image of Carina:
http://martinpughastrophotography.id (http://martinpughastrophotography.id)...%20300secs.fit.

Together with the good seeing, and my special blend of AOX settings, I was delighted to get FWHM 1.3-1.4.

The re-commissioning of the Riccardi Honders has gone really well and that is now imaging again and on a brand new Paramount ME II; I have also added a 3nm Astrodon NII filter to add a little extra fun. The next subscription period commences 22 March and again, I have a good deal to offer here.

Pier availability - depending on the outcome of recent enquiries, I anticipate one, maybe two pier spots will be still available. As an additional benefit, I am now also providing the pier to anyone who is interested in hosting at no extra cost. So that is one logistical headache out of the way.

all the best and clear skies

Martin Pugh
Title: Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
Post by: MRPUGH55 on 00:39:32, 08 February, 2018
Hello again.

there are just a couple of spaces left before the data subscription quota for the CDK is full.

regards

Martin
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