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Star Traveler Mobile Observatory

Imagine being able to drive your telescope setup to dark skies!
If you have, then you have imagined the Star Traveler Mobile Observatory!!! Once the Star Traveler is parked, it takes approximately 10 minutes to setup the whole observatory and start your observing sessions. Your telescope setup can stay mounted in the observatory even while in transit with use of our optional vibration isolation platform and telescope pier!


 

Star Traveler Mobile Observatory Road Test #1:
The Star Traveler Mobile Observatory was road tested on November 3, 2007. It was driven from Chicago, Illinois to College Station, Texas. A trip of 1100 miles, at an average speed of 60 miles per hour.
 
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Pittsylvania County schools 7.5 x 15
Star Traveler Roofs closed

Pittsylvania County schools 7.5 x 15 Star Traveler Roofs Open Cloud sensor and weather station shown top right

Pittsylvania County schools 7.5 x 15 Star Traveler Interior Paramount ME On our PT3 height adjustable pier
     

Star Traveler XL - Roof Open

Star Traveler XL - Roof Open - Rear View
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Star Traveler Mobile Observatory - Roof Open
Angle View
     
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7x10 Star Traveler Mobile Observatory
Entry Door Open
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7x10 Star Traveler Mobile Observatory
Entry Door Closed
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7x10 Star Traveler Mobile Observatory at Houston Community College Houston, Texas, used for outreach programs and research. Housing a Takahashi EM400 mount with Tak 150mm refractor
     
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Pittsylvania county schools 7.5 x 15 Night Roof Open
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Pittsylvania county schools 7.5 x 15 Roof closed
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Pittsylvania county schools 7.5 x 15 ST Roof open Scope raised


Star Traveler Mobile Observatory Road Test #2:
A second Star Traveler Mobile Observatory was road tested on January 7, 2008. It was driven from Chicago, Illinois to Miami, Florida. A trip of 1400 miles at an average speed of 60 miles per hour.

Built out of aluminum with stainless steel mounting hardware, the Star Traveler Mobile observatory will last a lifetime. Below are the standard features, available sizes, and options.



Included Features of the Star Traveler Mobile Observatory

All aluminum trailer platform with safety lighting, 2 hitch ball and electrical hookup

Pier/tripod isolation platform with independent retractable electric isolation pods. This platform totally isolates the pier/tripod from the trailer floor. You will be able to walk on the trailer without vibrating the pier/tripod, and it also isolates the pier/tripod from external forces, such as wind on the side of the observatory

All aluminum observatory walls and roof with stainless steel fasteners

Properly balanced trailer weight distribution for safe trailer operation

Azimuth adjustment adapter for quickly adjusting your telescope/mount in azimuth



Applications for Star Traveler Mobile Observatory

Have an observatory that you can use on your property and also be able to drive to star parties, without having to dismantle your setup.

Since the Star Traveler is not a permanent observatory, home owners association rules do not apply, meaning that you may be able to place an observatory on your property

Attend your favorite star parties without having to disassemble your whole telescope setup. Keep all your equipment mounted during transport. Set-up takes only 10 minutes.

Public outreach programs to schools and community. Share your passion for astronomy by bringing your astronomy to others.

The Star Traveler can be positioned in various remote areas and be controlled via the internet, as a remotely operated observatory, via a wireless link. Since it can be solar powered (optional with available solar panel system), it can serve as a self reliant system.

Great for RV applications. If you are a RV enthusiast, this is a way to take your observatory with you when traveling across the country.
 

 

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