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.
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.
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.
For larger telescopes or unique requirements. Maximum control.