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Southern Sky Gems Observatory

. Our newly inaugurated "Southern Sky Gems" Observatory - a fully remote controlled observatory Tal Faibish and I have located at Tivoli Farm, Kalahari Desert, Namibia.

. The observatory operates an Officina Stellare RiDK 300 Riccardi Dall Kirkham (RiDK) F7.9 2.4 meter focal length telescope - a Beauty and a Beast in one sophisticated scope.
Looking deep into a Southen Sky Gem
Looking deep into a Southen Sky Gem
M20 - The Trifid Nebula
M20 - The Trifid Nebula
NGC5128 Centaurus A
NGC5128 Centaurus A
M16, A Closeup Study of The Pillars of Creation - Tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope
M16, A Closeup Study of The Pillars of Creation - Tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope
M16, The Pillars of Creation - Tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope
M16, The Pillars of Creation - Tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope
Chaotic Carina Nebula
Chaotic Carina Nebula
NGC6744 - Milky Way Look Alike
NGC6744 - Milky Way Look Alike
Pillars of Creation - at the Heart of the Eagle
Pillars of Creation - at the Heart of the Eagle
Thackerays Globules & Churchill's Cigar in the Running Chicken Nebula / IC 2944 IC 2948 (Centaurus)
Thackerays Globules & Churchill's Cigar in the Running Chicken Nebula / IC 2944 IC 2948 (Centaurus)
NGC 2070 - The Cosmic Web of the Tarantula Nebula  (size: 39.95'x10.25')
NGC 2070 - The Cosmic Web of the Tarantula Nebula (size: 39.95'x10.25')
Shooting the Tarantula (NGC 2070) - Live from Southen Sky Observatory
Shooting the Tarantula (NGC 2070) - Live from Southen Sky Observatory
Shooting the Tarantula (NGC 2070) - Live from Southen Sky Observatory
Shooting the Tarantula (NGC 2070) - Live from Southen Sky Observatory
Scope sensors while shooting the Tarantula (NGC 2070) - Live from Southen Sky Observatory
Scope sensors while shooting the Tarantula (NGC 2070) - Live from Southen Sky Observatory
The Leaping Puma
The "Leaping Puma"
M16 - 3x10min Ha - Southern Sky Gems Observatory - RiDK 305
M16 - 3x10min Ha - Southern Sky Gems Observatory - RiDK 305
Panorama View - NEE to SW
Panorama View - NEE to SW
Panorama View - East to South
Panorama View - East to South
Ready for action - under deep blue Kalahari Skies
Ready for action - under deep blue Kalahari Skies
Ready for action - under deep blue Kalahari Skies
Ready for action - under deep blue Kalahari Skies
Ready for action - under deep blue Kalahari Skies
Ready for action - under deep blue Kalahari Skies
Dressed in Red and Black
Dressed in Red and Black
The Bridge :)
The Bridge :)
A view from behind - closed roof
A view from behind - closed roof
RiDK's back plate competes with Ferrari on beauty
RiDK's back plate competes with Ferrari on beauty
Dressed with its black shroud and cap
Dressed with its black shroud and cap
A view from the front
A view from the front
Park position facing South
Park position facing South
Daytime live view over the web
Daytime live view over the web
Nightime live view over the web - IR camera
Nightime live view over the web - IR camera
First remote 20 seconds image
First remote 20 seconds image
Night-Falls-on-SSG-Observatory---Oct.jpg
Night-Falls-on-SSG-Observatory---Oct.jpg
Shooting the Rosette - Remote Oct. 25 2014
Shooting the Rosette - Remote Oct. 25 2014
Shooting the Helix - Remote - Oct. 24-5 2014
Shooting the Helix - Remote - Oct. 24-5 2014
Slewing to M16 - a remote live view from the IR camera
Slewing to M16 - a remote live view from the IR camera
Slewing to 47 Tucanae - a remote live view from the IR camera
Slewing to 47 Tucanae - a remote live view from the IR camera
NGC5128_Centaurus_A_3352x2532-pixels-FLAT.jpg
NGC5128_Centaurus_A_3352x2532-pixels-FLAT.jpg