SaharaSky - Hotel & astronomical observatory in Morocco, North Africa.

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Observatory Equipment

(for rental as of 2017)

Telescopes

Model Optics Features
Meade LX200R Aperture: 16"/406mm
Focal length: 4064mm
Focal ratio: f/10
on German Mount GM2000 (Baader Planetarium) with Lumicon Giant Off-axis and big reducer lense (for observation and photography).
Meade LX850 ACF Aperture: 14"/356mm
Focal length: 2845mm
Focal ratio: f/8
with 130mm APO f/7 with Starlock, GPS - AutoStar II handbox with 144.000 object library, fully integrated Starlock, auto-guider and assisted alignment.
Meade RCX400 GPS Aperture: 14"/356mm
Focal length: 3560mm
Focal ratio: f/10
ideal for observation
Takahashi FSQ-106ED Aperture: 106mm
Focal length: 530mm
Focal ratio: f/5
astrograph, image circle 88mm, photographic field 9.5°
Meade Dobson Lightbridge Aperture: 16"/406mm
Focal ratio: f/4.5
Focal length:1829mm
with angle viewfinder 12 x 60, astrozap truss and Baader laser collimator Mark II.
William Megrez 80II APO Aperture: 80mm with 2" sleeve 0.8x flattener
William Optics FLT 132 Triplet-APO Aperture: 132mm with focal reducer F/6.3 and 2" sleeve flattener
Solar Max II 60 Hα Aperture: 60mm
Focal length: 400mm
Focal ratio: f6.6
for solar observation/photography
Meade Solar PST Aperture: 40mm
Focal length: 400mm
Focal ratio: f10
for solar observation/photography

Mounts

Model Type Features Image
10micron GM2000HPS Equatorial Sub arc-second tracking accuracy 10micron EQ Mount
10micron GM2000QCI Equatorial Tracking accuracy: ±3"/4" typ without PEC, up to 50kg payload

 

Binoculars

Model Optics Features Image
Coronado Bino Mite 10 x 25 white light for solar observation.
Fujinon FMT-SX 10 x 50 with Baader Maxbright Bino Adapter 1.5" 20-15-9mm = excellent piece

Cameras

Model Optics Features Image
QSI 660 WSG8 Cooled CCD Sony ICX694 CCD monochrome, narrowband filter USB 2.0, low-noise 16-bit output
Lodestar Starlight Xpress 2 Sony ICX829AL CCD with considerably improved QE and read noise Grade 1 CCD quality, micro USB 2.0
Canon EOS 60Da Exchangeable objective lenses Increased IR sensitivity for astrophotography allowing crisp, clear images of reddish, diffuse nebulae.

Accessories

We also stock numerous cameras, CCD astro imagers, eyepieces/barlows/reducers, filters, mechanical parts plus planetarium software packages.

Our star terrace provides 220VAC mains and 100VAC converters, EU normed sockets.

 

 

 

Stargazing Hotel SaharaSky

45700 Zagora, Morocco
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