Hourly Pricing Rates

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Pier 1 - AD250

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Silver

$20hr

Gold

$12hr

Platinum

$12hr

Pier 2 - AD300

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Silver

$23hr

Gold

$14hr

Platinum

$14hr

Pier 3 - ASA 12n

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Silver

$25hr

Gold

$17hr

Platinum

$17hr

Pier 4 - Sigma

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Silver

$14hr

Gold

$7hr

Platinum

$7hr

Pier 5 - E180

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Silver

$18hr

Gold

$10hr

Platinum

$10hr

Pier 6 - FSQ-106

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Silver

$23hr

Gold

$14hr

Platinum

$14hr

Pier 7 - FLT-132

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Silver

$18hr

Gold

$10hr

Platinum

$10hr

Pier 8 - CDK 17

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Silver

$38hr

Gold

$25hr

Platinum

$25hr

Pier 9 - TMB 152

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Silver

$23hr

Gold

$14hr

Platinum

$14hr

Pier 10 - AG14

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Silver

$30hr

Gold

$20hr

Platinum

$20hr

Pier 11 - E130ED

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Silver

$18hr

Gold

$10hr

Platinum

$10hr

Pier 12 - RC 12.5"

Membership optionsPrice
Silver

$25hr

Gold

$17hr

Platinum

$17hr

Hourly Imaging - How It Works?

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Sign up

Choose which membership suits your needs and register.

Pick your Telescope

Choose the system you want to image with.

  • Choose your object

  • Choose total duration - pricing is by the hour **

  • Choose how long on each filter

Receive your Data

After an imaging run has completed your data will be prepared into a 7-Zip archive format and encrypted with a random password. We will send you the details of how to obtain your data files through email so please ensure This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is added to your whitelist.

  • Download your data

  • Data remains on our servers for 2 weeks.

  • Process in to a masterpiece!

  • Share with the world

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 placed your order your image request will be added to our system which prioritises orders 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. If however, you still book an object while ignoring our recommendations we will do our best to fufill your request unless we feel it is an impossible  task.

  • Our booking form will give suggestions for sub lengths for each filter depending on type of target you choose, LRGB Narrowband, Dark nebular etc. Expert users will obviously choose there own sub lengths

  • The booking form also contains field of view as well as pixel scale measurements

  • Our equipment page has real world examples of the FOV using well known objects  to help with subject selection.

  • Online library of calibration files for standard sub lengths, special calibration files lengths are available upon request

  • Upon completion of your order you will be emailed a link to download your data from, this link will remain live for 2 weeks

  • Please be aware our booking form is charged by the hour, if you choose over 3600seconds in total in imaging time you will be charged for the next full hour on so on!

  • Each pier has a FREE standard dark library that correlate to the most common subs lengths used, if you choose more individual sub lengths then please add darks to your imaging run in checkout

* Astronomy clubs/Societies, professional institutes, Universities and other teaching bodies are excluded from our two standard memberships as they do not cater for the higher level of usage a multi member or professional user group requires. Any parties found using individual memberships for this type of use will have their account closed*

Low Cost!

Very low hourly rates

New dawn for remote telescope data pricing!

Don't take our word for it, have a look at our pricing page and you'll see affordable telescope time for professional and amateur use.

These are not introductory rates, they're just great rates.


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Our simple memberships will open up a whole new universe!

 

** Please be aware our booking form is charged by the hour, if you choose over 3600seconds in total in imaging time you will be charged for the next full hour on so on! **

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