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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
You can view my night skies practically real time via this URL:  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).

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




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Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
« Reply #1 on: 10:13:59, 06 January, 2018 »
Interesting.
Just sent your email.

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Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
« Reply #2 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

cheers
Martin

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Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
« Reply #3 on: 15:30:35, 06 January, 2018 »
Nice images, Martin.... :clap:

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

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Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
« Reply #5 on: 10:55:47, 07 January, 2018 »
Martin

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

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Re: Remote Imaging, Data Subscription and Telescope Hosting in Australia
« Reply #6 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

 

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