Since 2004, SaharaSky represents the first and so far only private 'on-site' observatory in Morocco. Our first GPS telescope was a 200mm GPS telescope Meade LX200.
Today we have two GM2000 HPS und QCI mounts with 400mm und 350mm Meade ACF und Starlock OTAs. For photographers we offer a Takahashi FSQ ED 106mm and William FLT, EDs as well as a QSI camera. In addition comes a Dobson Lightbridge 400mm plus a Coronado for solar observation.
SaharaSky proposes you to install your own telescope in one of our ROR sheds in South-Morocco on the fringe of the Sahara Desert.
We are the first private observatory - hotel combination in North Africa, especially suited for amateur astronomers, offering a comfortable opportunity under the black Saharan Sky to pursue Astrophotography or Observation.
You install your telescope at SaharaSky with our assistance - fitted with camera and the 'remote imaging' programs - and we take care of the rest. We offer on-site service, energy, internet-connection, weather station and an All Sky Camera.
Our 24/7 technical assistant is "Patte" Patrick Innocent (belg.) a professionel astronomer in charge of the observatory. He is with SaharaSky since early 2014.
Located at N30,237° latitude and W-5,608° longitude, SaharaSky is 180 km away from Ouarzazate (pop. 50.000) and 25 km away from Zagora (pop. 30.000). The nearest village is Tamegroute (pop. 3.000) at 7 km distance on National Road RN9.
The clean, dry air at SaharaSky is inherent to the desertic environment. Count on estimated 300 clear skies per year at SaharaSky.
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Like in the USA we recommend teambuilding. Look for a partner in order to share a telescope and the fee. SaharaSky offers to support your teambuilding effort.