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Pick your Syndicate

  • Choose which one of our existing syndicates you wish to join

  • Discuss with other syndicate members what objects you want to image and create a target list

  • Become an active part of the syndicate dedicated forum area and talk "Astro Imaging" with like minded people, above all else you are joining a club so enjoy :)

  • We have syndicate specific tools to help you keep track of pier submissions and queue list. This way you can keep track of how your data is being gathered and what percentage is finished on each data set

Receive your Data

  • Download your data - it will be in your "My Dashboard" area

  • Data remains on our servers for 2-4 weeks.

  • Process in to a masterpiece!

  • Share with the world

Pier 1 - Syndicate Membership

€750 EUR p/Year

Equipment TypeEquipment Description
Telescope

AD250 10" F/6.8 Dall Kirkham

Mount

10 Micron GM1000

Imager

ZWO ASI-1600MM Pro Mono CMOS

Filter Wheel

8 Position

Filters

Astrodon LRGB Ha-5nm o3-5nm s2-5nm + DRK

Guide Camera

ZWO ASI-174 2x2 Binned

Guide Scope

Intergrated OAG

Focuser

FLI Atlas

Power Control

Mount Hub Pro v4

Pier 2 - Syndicate Membership

€900 EUR p/Year

Equipment TypeEquipment Description
Telescope

AD300 12" F/6.8 Dall Kirkham

Mount

Paramount ME

Imager

Moravian G4 16803 Mono Sensor

Filter Wheel

8 Position

Filters

Astrodon 50mm LRGB Ha5nm o3-3nm s2-5nm

Guide Camera

ZWO ASI-174 2x2 Binned

Guide Scope

Intergrated OAG

Focuser

FLI Atlas

Power Control

Mount Hub Pro v4

Pier 3 - Syndicate Membership

€900 EUR p/Year

Equipment TypeEquipment Description
Telescope

ASA 12N F/3.6 Wynne Corrected Newtonian

Mount

Paramount ME

Imager

ZWO ASI-2600MM Pro Mono CMOS 2x2 Binned

Filter Wheel

7 Position

Filters

Baader LRGB Ha7nm o3-8.5nm s2-8.5nm

Guide Camera

ZWO ASI-174 2x2 Binned

Guide Scope

Intergrated OAG

Focuser

ASA OKI-3

Power Control

Mount Hub Pro v4

Pier 5 - Syndicate Membership

€700 EUR p/Year

Equipment TypeEquipment Description
Telescope

Takahashi Epsilon E180 F/2.8 Astrograph

Mount

Paramount MX

Imager

ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro CMOS OSC 1x1 Binned

Guide Camera

N/A

Focuser

Moonlite Electronic Focuser

Power Control

Mount Hub Pro v4

Pier 14 - Syndicate Membership

€750 EUR p/Year

Equipment TypeEquipment Description
Mount

Paramount MX

Imager

ZWO ASI 6200MM Pro CMOS 1x1 Binned

Telescope

Takahashi FSQ106-ED F/3.6 astrograph

Filter Wheel

ZWO 50mm 7 Position

Filters

Baader 50mm LRGB Ha - o3 - s2

Guide Camera

n/a

Guide Scope

n/a

Focuser

ZWO EAF

Power Control

Mount Hub Pro v4

Pier's 1 & 14 - Joint Syndicate Membership

€1350 EUR p/Year

Equipment TypeEquipment Description
Telescope

Pier 1: AD250 10" F/6.8 Dall Kirkham
Pier 14: Takahashi FSQ106

Mount

Pier 1: 10 Micron GM1000
Pier 14: Paramount MX

Imager

Pier1: ZWO ASI-1600MM Pro Mono CMOS
Pier 14: ZWO ASI 6200MM Pro CMOS

Filter Wheel

Pier 1: 8 Position
Pier 14: ZWO 50mm 7 Position

Filters

Pier 1: ZWO LRGB Ha7nm o3-7nm s2-7nm + DRK
Pier 14: Baader 50mm LRGB Ha o3 s2

Guide Camera

Pier 1: ZWO ASI-174 2x2 Binned
Pier 14: Unguided

Guide Scope

Pier 1: Intergrated OAG
Pier 14: Unguided

Focuser

Pier 1: FLI Atlas
Pier 14: ZWO EAF

Power Control

Pier 1 & 14: Mount Hub Pro v4

Pier's 1 & 5 - Joint Syndicate Membership

€1300 EUR p/Year

Equipment TypeEquipment Description
Telescope

Pier 1: AD250 10" F/6.8 Dall Kirkham
Pier 5: Takahashi E180

Mount

Pier 1: 10 Micron GM1000
Pier 5: Paramount MX

Imager

Pier1: ZWO ASI-1600MM Pro Mono CMOS
Pier 5: ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro CMOS

Filter Wheel

Pier 1: 8 Position
Pier 5: OSC N/A

Filters

Pier 1: ZWO LRGB Ha7nm o3-7nm s2-7nm + DRK
Pier 5: N/A

Guide Camera

Pier 1: ZWO ASI-174 2x2 Binned
Pier 5: Unguided

Guide Scope

Pier 1: Intergrated OAG
Pier 5: Unguided

Focuser

Pier 1: FLI Atlas
Pier 5: Moonlite

Power Control

Pier 1 & 14: Mount Hub Pro v4

Pier's 2 & 14 - Joint Syndicate Membership

€1500 EUR p/Year

Equipment TypeEquipment Description
Telescope

Pier 2: AD300 10" F/6.8 Dall Kirkham
Pier 14: Takahashi FSQ106

Mount

Pier 2: 1Paramount ME
Pier 14: Paramount MX

Imager

Pier 2: Moravian G4 16803 Mono
Pier 14: ZWO ASI 6200MM Pro CMOS

Filter Wheel

Pier 2: 7 Position
Pier 14: ZWO 50mm 7 Position

Filters

Pier 2: Astrodon LRGB Ha-5nm o3-5nm s2-5nm
Pier 14: Baader 50mm LRGB Ha o3 s2

Guide Camera

Pier 2: ZWO ASI-174 2x2 Binned
Pier 14: Unguided

Guide Scope

Pier 2: Intergrated OAG
Pier 14: Unguided

Focuser

Pier 2: FLI Atlas
Pier 14: ZWO EAF

Power Control

Pier 2 & 14: Mount Hub Pro v4

The Nuts & bolts

Our location:

Latitude:   38° 13' 10.89" North
Longitude:   6° 37' 54.32" West
Altitude:   560 metres
Timezone: Western Europe

We recommend joining/using Telescopius as a wonderful free resource for choosing objects when remote deep sky imaging, if you join this site you will be able to add our location in favourites as well as your home location. At a glance you will see what deep sky objects are available, visual representations, what times they rise, set & how high they get. This website also has even more powerful tools like adding telescopes, Cameras and FOV’s which will help plan your imaging goals with Roboscopes :)

After you have become a syndicate member you simply make suggestion for subjects to image etc and we will add the most popular ones to the telescope database. Our system automatically prioritises data based on an algorithm that takes into account lots of factors like;

  • Horizon Limits

  • Meridian

  • Moon below horizon

  • Rising & Setting times

  • Moon avoidance in relation to chosen filters

Broadband filters orders generally take longer to complete than narrowband orders as the moon has less of an impact with narrowband imaging which allows you to gather more narrowband data throughout the month. Hydrogen Alpha for instance is very forgiving even with a full moon.

Depending upon some of the above as well as weather and sky conditions it may take anything from 7-28 days to deliver your data so when booking please use foresight and don’t book an object setting on the west not long after astronomical dark or one that only rises to 30degree above the horizon for 90 minutes. In essence be smart about it 😀

 Please choose objects that are rising or on the east side or closer to the meridian. If on the west side make sure they are placed high in the sky as it will give us the ability to complete your order in a timely manner.

  • Each member has access to all data sets taken for his/her chosen syndicate telescope

  • You as the synicate member choose what the elscope images

  • Roboscopes are also able to make image suggestions using CCD navigator  as it shows FOV per subject, max transit height and sky position on a month by month basis

  • All data sets are available for 14 days in your "My dashboard" area

  • Each pier has a a full set of calibration files

    1. Darks
    2. Flats
    3. Bias
  • The amount of data sets you will receive for your chosen syndicate is determined by all syndicate users.

    EG if all syndicate users want 20 hours of integration time per data set you will receive less image sets per year than if your required average integration time is 10 hours

  • We have two seasonal wet seasons in Spain, a shorter late autumn one as well as a longer 4-8 week or so unsettled period mid spring.

  • Acts of god, severe weather systems (global warming) etc are out of our control

  • If syndicate members fail to add subjects to image then Roboscopes will add subjects on your behalf to the database to keep your chosen telescope imaging on a nightly basis. we cannot be held responsible for the subjects chosen if you do not like them.

    Choose your own if thats the case :)

  • See terms and conditions for more details


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