Wand'rin Star Astronomical Observatory is currently functional in an open-deck configuration. Most of our equipment may also be utilized as a mobile observatory and moved to remote locations. Plans are progressing for permanent telescope mounting piers and a modest indoor control center/research facility.
The observatory is a small, private, amateur educational and research facility located in the high desert of northern Nevada. At nearly one mile in elevation, with clean air, minimal obstructions and far from city lights (Bortle 3/4), the site commands outstanding views of the night and daytime skies. With planetary, deep space and solar visual observational and astroimaging capabilities, the facility and its equipment may be made available to qualified educators, students, researchers, photographers and artists.
All four telescopes have astro-imaging capabilities as well as standard visual observational functionality. Various cameras, eyepieces, filters, focal reducers, adapters, and other accessories are available.
Both Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes can also be configured with white-light filters for solar observation and imaging.