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.

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TELESCOPE

small telescope for education

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.

LARGE OPTICAL TELESCOPE FOR RESERCH

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.

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.

telescope control system

TELESCOPE CONTROL SYSTEM

AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATION

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.

REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM

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

DOBSERVATORY DOME

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.

OBSERVATORY ENCLOSURE

Recently, clamshell enclosures made of fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) are popular within the world observer community due to their durability and aesthetics.

These clamshell enclosures, such as manufactured by Astro Haven, one of our partners, should be an exceptional choice for satellite ground stations, and automated telescope systems which employ small, but high-quality optical telescopes.

 

CLAMSHELL ENCLOSURE

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