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Host your telescope in Chile and control it remotely

The “Rencontres du Ciel et de Espace” 2018 are already over…
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The best sky in Chile!

At Deep Sky Chile, we truly believe we have found the best astronomical site in Chile to host your remotely operated telescope. It is a flat mountain top over 5590 feet (1700m) high, far from all light pollution, with amazing seeing conditions and high-speed internet. Soon we will equip the site with green power, high security and so much more…

By the end of January 2019, we will be able to host 22 telescope systems in our first two shared observatories.

Telescopes hosting in Chile

Share an observatory or have your own

We will soon be able to host your telescope in one of our collective’s observatories (8 to 14 places per obs) or give you the opportunity to have your own private observatory!

Seeing conditions

FWHM median value is under one arcsec. Average seeing is around 0.5 arcsec in summer and 0.6 arcsec in winter. Best measures at 0.37 arcsec!

Clear Nights

With approximately 320 clear nights annually, Rio Hurtado valley has one of the highest “ratings” for clear nights anywhere in Chile and in the World.

5590 feet (1700m)

The observatories are located high enough to be above the inversion layer, but not too high to prevent easy year-round accessibility to the site.

Why Rio Hurtado Valley?

We, at Deep Sky Chile, chose to settle in Rio Hurtado’s area for good reasons. We travelled all around Chile to find the best site to host telescopes. We tested the skies of Atacama and the Elqui valley, which both have excellent worldwide reputations. Although those places are much better than many others are in the Southern hemisphere, they both are becoming very touristy and are not able to avoid increasing light pollution.

The Rio Hurtado Valley does not have this issue and offers the best sky and conditions in Chile. The proximity of Cerro Tololo and Gemini South observatories also give us the confidence that light pollution will not affect us for a very long time.

Deep Sky Chile site for hosting telescopes
View of Cerro Tololo and Gemini South
Coronal sky at Deep Sky Chile
360° unobstructed view

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We are passionate about astronomy

We are a team of four, all passionate about astronomy.
Franck Jobard
Franck Jobard
Co-Founder
Cédric Thomas
Cédric Thomas
Co-Founder
Vigney González Rojas
Vigney González Rojas
Legal Representative
Alain Maury
Alain Maury
Technical consultant & Business contributor

Total solar eclipse, July 2, 2019

Our site is located on the southern boundary of the total solar eclipse that will occur on July 2, 2019. A great opportunity for you to come and visit our installations.

More about the eclipse!
Total Solar Eclipse - Mikel Martinez
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