Baie Ste. Marie Observatory

St. Bernard, NS
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A random astrophotograph from Baie Ste. Marie Observatory
NGC 7331 and Stephan's Quintet
2-Sep-2011

About Baie Ste. Marie Observatory

Baie Ste. Marie Observatory is an amateur observatory located in St. Bernard, NS. As a facility, it is no longer just a dream in the owner's mind, it is now a completed facility.

My goal was to have a modest, but state-of-the-art permanent setup for astrophotography, with a pier-mounted telescope under an automated dome. My objective was to be able to take advantage of favourable weather on a moment's notice, preferably without leaving the house. Though it is not quite to that stage yet, the entire operation, from startup, through imaging, to shut down will eventually be controlled at the click of a mouse.

I started construction of the observatory on the 8th of July, 2013. Construction was completed and first light achieved on the 27th of September, 2013

Observatory

Current view of Baie Ste. Marie Observatory
Current view of Baie Ste. Marie Observatory

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