iTelescope Siding Spring Observatory -  MPC Q62

A Unique Remote Astronomy Facility

The iTelescope SSO Observatory is a cutting edge structure with a large capacity for large or small aperture remote telescopes. Construction was completed in January 2013. 

  • High speed Microwave & Fiber Optic Internet
  • High Speed FTP Data Transport
  • Automated Roll Off Roof
  • Online Weather & Sky Monitoring
  • Wireless Wi-Fi Telescope Networking
  • Davis WX & Boltwood II Sensors
  • Average of 70% Usable Skies Per Month
  • Protected Dark Sky Environment
  • Enforced 24/7 Security
  • Excellent Seeing & Moderate Climate (avg 1.5 - 2.5 arc seconds)
  • High resolution Color SkyCam & Internal Webcams
  • Cool, Clean & Dust Free Environment
  • Comprehensive Lightning & Surge Protection
  • Mains Power Backup Generators - 15 second turnover
  • On Site Support with Local Workshops
  • Premier Elevation -  1134m amsl
  • Inclusion within a truly Professional Astronomy Community

We operate in a partnership with the ANU Research School of Astrophysics and Astronomy. The SSO location is home to a growing number of iTelescope platforms. All connected to our high speed network & available to the world's online astronomy community.