INFRASTRUCTURE

Sierra Remote Observatories

Since first light in May of 2007, SRO has continuously operated multiple observatories for both professional research and amateur imaging.

All observatories are roll-off roof design and constructed with elevated wood sub floors, designed to minimizing thermal contamination.

Shared Observatories have 9-foot ceilings, while Climate-Controlled Observatories have 10-foot ceilings.

For Custom Observatories, please contact us via email to discuss your individual needs.


Observatory Types

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Sierra Remote Observatory

Shared Observatory

Up to 24” on an equatorial mount or 28” on an Alt-Az mount. No need to worry about weather safety and roof operation – we do that for you.

Private Observatory

Up to a 20” on an equatorial mount or 28” on an Alt-Az mount. You control the roof.

Climate Controlled Observatory

Ideal for larger telescopes as they maintain the environment close to nighttime temperature. Reduces mirror-equalization time, and gets you on-sky more quickly.

Custom Observatory

For larger telescopes or unique requirements. Maximum control.


Hosting packages

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SRO offers telescope hosting in multi-telescope shared observatories, private observatories, climate-controlled observatories, and custom observatories. 

All hosting service packages include: