The Observatory

Astronomical facilities in rural Wicklow set up in 2007 drawn by a lifelong love and wonder of the cosmos. Built on a raised platform avoiding the trees that surround its location the observatory enjoys good horizons to the south, west and north with broadly good dark skies.

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Observatory telescope is a Celestron Edge HD 11 inch on to of a Celestron CGE pro automated mount.

The Facility

Observatory telescope is a Celestron Edge HD 11 inch on to of a Celestron CGE pro automated mount.

Equipment Used

Observatory telescope is a Celestron Edge HD 11 inch on to of a Celestron CGE pro automated mount.

The Facility

The observatory is housed in a Technical Innovation dome which is fully automated for remote observing. Observatory telescope is a Celestron Edge HD 11 inch on to of a Celestron CGE pro automated mount. As the observatory is 20 foot high the concrete pier extends about 25 foot into the ground below.

 

Pines Observatory

Kinvar Cottege, Ballyruane, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
pinesobservatory@outlook.com