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Hanscom Air Force Base
Boston Mass


Tele-Station2 and detached warm room with gable style roof


Tele-Station2 Roof Open back view with gable style roof


Tele-Station2 Roof Open side view with gable style roof


Tele-Station2 roof open with detached warm room with gable style roof


10x10 TS2 roof motor and control box


10x10 TS2 with PT3 Lowered


10x10 TS2 with PT3 Raised


Heavy Duty Roof Motor

 

 


UND Internet Observatory #3

UND Internet Observatory #3 was built during Summer 2008 and will provide some unique capabilities in comparison with the other telescopes at the UND Observatory. This observatory, housed in a custom-built roll-off roof built by Pier-Tech, Inc., includes a Pier-Tech 3 pier, a Software Bisque Paramount, and a 16-inch-aperture Meade LX200R optical tube.

Instrumentation includes an Apogee U9000 CCD camera with broadband clear and BVRI filters and an SBIG Self-Guiding Spectrograph (SGS). The SGS is a visible wavelength spectrograph that will be used in conjunction with a wavelength calibration unit to acquire stellar spectra that will aide in the classification of different types of stars. This will be a new research capability for the UND Observatory and will support additional research and education projects. The SGS can only be used locally; it is not designed for remote operation.

Remote research and education projects that will be supported include astrometric and photometric projects.


10x10 Tele-Station2, roof open


10x10 Tele-Station 2 housing a Pier-Tech 3 pier, a Software Bisque Paramount, and a 16-inch-aperture Meade LX200R optical tube
 

 


Jeff Lunglhofer Observatory,
Boulevard California

 


8x8 Tele-Station2 Interior


8x8 Tele-Station2 Roof Closed


8x8 Tele-Station2 Roof Open

 

 


Lockheed Martin Satellite Surveillance Observatory 10x10 Tele-Station2

"Pier-Tech Tele-Station2 at our Santa Cruz mountain site in California .Impressed by method of hardware attachment and ability to seal from weather. Well engineered."

Rich Tansey
Lockheed Martin
Advanced Technology Center
Palo Alto, Ca. 94304


10x10 Tele-Station 2


10x10 Tele-Station 2


10x10 Tele-Station 2

 

 


Robert Pecks 10x10 Tele-station 2
California.

 


10x10 Tele-Station 2


10x10 Tele-Station 2


10x10 Tele-Station 2


10x10 Tele-Station 2
 

 


University Of North Dakota
Internet Observatories 1 and 2 Grand Forks, North Dakota.

 


7x7 Tele-Station 2


10x10 TS2 Fully Robotic Observatory.
Housing a 16 SCT on a ME mount, 7x7 TS2 in background

 

 


NASA-Meteor Impact on the Moon Studies.
Observatory Operated remotely from 100 miles away

8x8 Tele-Station 2 with Mead 14" RCX on a Pier-Tech 3 pier


8x8 Tele-Station 2 with Meade 14RCX Roof Open Pier raised-side view


8x8 Tele-Station 2 Roof open Pier raised door view


8x8 Tele-Station 2 Rear view


8x8 Tele-Station 2 with Meade 14RCX Internal view


Stowed light on, Internal view thru cameras


8x8 Tele-Station 2 in remote operation during night, Pier-Tech 3 retracted


8x8 Tele-Station 2 in remote operation during night, Pier-Tech 3 extended

 

 


Texas A&M University Robotic Tele-Station2 Housing a Meade LX200R 16" SCT
College Station,
Texas


10x10 Tele-Station2 with Star Traveler Mobile Observatory


10x10 Tele-Station2


10x10Tele-Station2-Roof Closed 

 

 


Alan Smallbone Observatory
Colorado

"I bought a Tele-station 2 used and got some spare parts from you, I wanted to let you know that I have installed the observatory and have been using it. The observatory is fantastic and I am really glad that I got it. Very well designed and extremely sturdy and ready to stand up to the rigors of our remote site. Since I installed it there has been a lot of interest in my club and I have been recommending it very highly. Thanks for your assistance with the parts and I am looking forward to being a happy long time user of the observatory."

Alan Smallbone


8x8 Tele-Station2 Roof Open, Night


8x8 Tele-Station2 Roof Open, Night, panoramic


8x8 Tele-Station2 Roof Open


8x8 Tele-Station2 Roof Open side view


8x8 Tele-Station2 panoramic view


8x8 Tele-Station2 Roof Closed

 

 


Jack Long Observatory
Colorado 


7x7 Tele-Station2 Roof Closed


7x7 Tele-Station2 Roof Closed


7x7 Tele-Station2 Roof Open


7x7 Tele-Station2 Roof Open


7x7 Tele-Station2 with Mead RCX400 14


7x7 Tele-Station2 with Meade RCX14 and Pier-Tech3, raised


Tele-Station2 with Pier-Tech3 raised RCX400 14

 

 


 


Motor wall of TS2 in placed on deck


Door wall of TS2 is placed on deck


TS2 walls are up and slide beams are in position as well as the first roof panel


second roof panel goes on


all roof panels are on except roof cap


adding screws to side panels


tightening screws


roof caps screws are on


top view of roof


TS2 bottom of roof view with roof open


Completed TS2 back view


Internal TS2 view. Meade RCX400- 14 on PT2


Meade RCX400-14 raised above TS2 wall with PT2 pier


TS2 with PT2 extended. Meade RCX400-14


TS2 side view

 

 


Wolfgang Fritsch Observatory, France


8x8 Tele-station2 Roof Closed



8x8 Tele-station2 Roof Open Front Door Open



8x8 Tele-Station2 With PT2 Extended



14" Celestron In Tele-station2



14" Celestron On PT2 In Tele-station2



14" Celestron SCT With CGE Mount On PT2



14" Celestron SCT On PT2 Retracted

 

 


Howard Sherman Observatory, 9x9 Tele-Station2 with motorized roof
Charleston South Carolina


9x9 Tele-Station2 Observatory housing a Meade 14" LX200
on a PT2 Height adjustable pier












 

 


"We have the enclosure fully assembled and mounted and it looks great - nice engineering.
Thanks"

Burton
Cherry Valley California 


Tele-Station2 10x10

 

 


Gary Walkowski Observatory
Tele-Station2 9'x9'x6'h wall. Solar powered







 

 


Paul Adams Observatory

"After months of delay I finally managed to finish my observatory - and I'm very happy with it! Here in the high desert of Nevada wood does not last long so I sprang for a Tele-Station2 7x7 roll-off and electric Pier-Tech 2. I am very, very happy with both. The observatory is very well made and went together easily. The pier handles the weight of the 14" LX200 without any problem and has a very smooth operation.

I located the observatory in a sheltered position due to frequent winds; the sky view is still good with the pier extended. The garden wall also helps block some of the light from 'The Strip.'

I eventually intend to remotely operate the scope from the office visible to the right in the photos, we have a few months of shirtsleeve observing nights coming up however, so I am in no rush to complete that task."

Paul Adams

 

 


Michael A. Mayda
Director, Woodlake Observatory, 121d27'10'W 38d36'13"N


"I am very impressed with its overall quality. Obviously a lot of effort went into designing and manufacturing a mechanically sound and esthetically pleasing observatory enclosure. The Tele-Station exceeded my expectations, and I don't say that very often. Congratulations on a great product!"

Michael A. Mayda




 

 


Norm Morein Observatory
Long Beach, California


"I am very pleased with my observatory. In fact it has far exceeded my expectations. Not only is it beautifully designed, it also functions exactly as it should.

It took two of us about 5 and a 1/2 hours to assemble. I have it bolted down to a trexx foundation so it is very solid. The motorized roll-off roof concept I believe is far superior to the dome type structures either of the slit type or clamshell design.

I have 14" Meade SCT which Will be mounted on one of Mr. Rotondi's motorized piers, which also functions perfectly and is nice to look at.

I would recommend this set-up to anyone."

Sincerely, Norm Morein













 

 

 

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