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Welcome to Roboscopes

Remote astronomy for most of us until now has been inaccessible for many reasons including cost, suitable location and on going onsite maintenance. For these reasons it's always been an imaging tool for the few rather than the many.

So we decided to do something about this. We opened our own multi pier remote observatory with reasonable rates for the whole world to use.

At a location in Southern Spain, we built our new observatory. We kitted it out with high quality equipment while maintaining our principle of reasonable rates.

Roboscopes offer hourly rate, syndicates and now Hosting piers for those people who prefer to use their own equipment.

Syndicate Memberships

  • Pier 1 - 10" F/6.8 Dall Kirkham & ZWO 1600MM

  • Pier 2 - 12" F/6.8 Dall kirkham & 16803 CCD

  • Pier 3 - ASA 12n F/3.6 & ZWO 2600MM Pro CMOS

  • Pier 5 - Tak E180 F/2.8 & ZWO 2400MC Pro OSC

  • Pier 14 - Tak FSQ106 F/3.6 & ZWO 2600MM Pro

  • Pier 1 & 14 - 10" DK & FSQ106 Combo

  • Pier 1 & 5 - Epsilon 180 & 10" DK Combo

  • Pier 2 & 14 - 12" DK & FSQ106 Combo

At Roboscope's we have 6 different syndicate memberships to choose from, some single pier and some dual pier options which give you the best of both worlds with short and long focal length imaging.

Syndicates are the most cost effective way of remote deep sky imaging as well as in my opinion the most social,  you become part of a like minded team where you discuss what your pier images, help each other with processing techniques and banter in your own dedicated forum section.

Syndicates start from €850pa As a member you have access to all the data the pier produces not to mention you can plan with other members what the pier images on an ongoing basis. For a syndicate member you get the best of everything without the expense of placing expensive equipment in a remote location with all the ongoing associated fees!

Managed Hosting

We have 6 different Hosting piers to choose from, to accomodate anything from small refractor to large RC's

Our hosting is fully managed and totaly different from anybody else in what services we offer. If hosting your own euipment is what you would prefer then please go to our hosting page to read more about our services

Memberships Options

  • Silver - Free and always will be

  • Gold - €200pa - inc discounted hourly rates

  • Platinum - €400pa - for clubs & proffessionals inc discounted hourly rates

  • Rhodium - €5000pa - Free Data, discounted hourly rates & membership to all syndicates

Hourly Orders

If you choose to be a free member simply image away using our competitive Pay As You Go pricing rates. However, if you become a  Gold or Platinum member of Roboscopes, then you will benefit from discounted hourly rates forever.

How it Works

  • Choose your object

  • Make a Booking

  • Receive your data

Why not take a look at our comprehensive membership and pricing options and start your next imaging adventure with Roboscopes.

User Friendly Booking

We have built a simple but powerful booking form and online portable for calibration frames and other useful tools. It's very easy to use for all levels of experience, with helpful suggestions as well as the ability to use common names like M31 etc rather than having to use coordinates.

It has recommendations for sub lengths as well as calibration files and an easy to follow filter weighting guide.

Whether you're an imaging God or just starting out with deep sky imaging, Roboscopes want to deliver a great experience at a reasonable cost.

Download Free Sample Dataset

Pier-7 NGC6960 : The Veil Nebula

Latest Gallery Image

Pier 4 - Sigma Widefield
Courtesy of Peter Shah

Apollo 11 - Our custom built observatory

e-EyE were kind enough to work with us to design a large multi pier observatory with a host of individual features

  • Insulated roof & walls

  • Deep insulated concrete slab floor that is thermally stable

  • Dehumidified (In winter)

  • State of the art infrastructure with onsite backup from e-EyE

  • UPS battery back up to all telescopes as well as critical systems

  • 100Mb Synchronous Fibre Optic internet connection

  • Dual weather monitoring systems

  • Internal & External camera monitoring system

  • Autonomous roof that automatically opens at dusk and closes just before dawn, adverse weather events aside

  • Low walls to take advantage of our superb horizons

Remote Spanish Location

  • 560 meters above sea level

  • Clear skies and dry climate with seasonal rainfall periods, normally late Autumn and Spring

  • Skies that hover around 21.5 SQM, peaking at 22 SQM on occasions

  • Seeing is 1-2 on average

  • Long nights & dark skies even during mid summer thanks to our lower latitude

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Roboscopes

802 Kingsbury Road
Birmingham
B24 9PS
United Kingdom


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