Telescopes are the main equipment for observatories for every purpose, public, education, or research. Telescopes come in various sizes, types, and optical configurations.
Therefore, it is very important to decide the right telescopes and equipments for observatories’ purposes, which requires professional expertise.
Small Optical Telescope for amateur and education
CCD, CMOS Cameras and Other accessories
High Speed Rotating Dome for SLR
Telescope control system (TCS)
Remote Observation System
Automatic Weather Station (AWS)
System Overhaul and Upgrade
TCS maintenance and Upgrade
Space Situational Awareness
Ground Stations for Satellite Optical Communication
In general, observatories at science museums and schools run programs for general public and educational purpose without using CCD cameras.
Therefore it is recommended to choose small telescopes which are light and study with simple structures for easy operation and maintenance.
For observational research programs, the most important quality is by far the imaging quality closely followed by operation stability. Therefore, it is very important to choose telescopes with excellent optics.
On the other hand, most observational research programs are carried out with other instruments, such as CCD, or cMOS imagers, or spectrographs. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to seek professional expertise from the very early stage of designing, and budgeting.
Having been limited to the public domain for a long time, now space exploration is opened up for the private sector: there are numerous opportunities to operate businesses related to space exploration. Space situational awareness, space weather, and satellite communication are examples of those opportunities.
While facilities for the field do not need large optical telescopes, they still require telescopes with exceptional optical quality with specialized equipments, such as high-speed rotating dome enclosures, fast imaging cameras, and much more.
Good quality equipment does not complete observatories. They require excellent operating systems. Telescope control system, or TCS, is the backbone of such systems.
While telescopes which Metaspace offer are implemented with good, and easy-to-handle TCS, Metaspace are also capable of providing TCS modified for specialized needs.
An automatic weather station, or AWS, gathers weather information and relays to observers. Information including temperature, humidity, cloud coverage, seeing, and more help observers carry out observation programs. It is also possible to link AWSs to TCS for more advanced operations such as automated scheduling systems.
There are various ancillary softwares which can be implemented onto operating systems to improve observational operations. Metaspace can design and provide such operating systems implemented with remote control, voice recognition, wireless remote control, and automated scheduling.
Observatory enclosures are of various sizes and shapes. Depending on sizes and types of telescopes of observatories, different sizes and shapes are required.
Metaspace offers the special expertise on designing, manufacturing, and constructing observatory enclosures.