Astrofarm has an impressive collection of mounts and telescopes available (see list below) for use by guests who prefer to travel without their own equipment and a warm room with wifi, laptop and imaging software. The observing platform and observing area enable guests to make use of our fixed piers, equatorial mounts and guide systems for telescopes and cameras.
Please note that because we can have several astronomers on site at any one time, it is not possible to book exclusive use of specific equipment in advance. Wherever possible we will make sure that you have access to equipment that you need and offer substitutes for a fair distribution of kit.
There is no charge for the Astronomy Centre, equipment and resources and there is no need to book the Astronomy Centre in advance if you are staying at Astrofarm, it’s all included in the accomodation price. Please do ask if you need to know anything about our equipment, compatibility or availability.
|Celestron||Schmidt Cassergrain||280mm (11″)||2800mm||f10|
|Altair Starwave FPL53 Optics||Refractor||80mm||555mm|
|Altair Lightwave ED Triplet||Refractor||60mm||420mm|
|Steel Pier||IOptron CEM60||Equatorial||Goto|
|Ioptron||StarTracker||Equatorial||Camera mount tracking|
|Atik||11/4″ Filter wheel||Ha, CLS, OIII, SII|
|Celestron||11/4″ Filter wheel||R, G, B, Lum|