336 Bayley-Hazen Road
Peacham, VT 05862
THE NORTHERN SKIES OBSERVATORY
Built in 2012, NSO has been the site of regular public observing events, such as the Venus transit in June of that year. Check the NKAF Calendar and our Facebook page for upcoming events!
(Calendar doesn't seem to work well on iPhone/iPad with Safari - works fine with Chrome.)
Robotically controlled, 17" PlaneWave Corrected Dahl-Kirkham reflector, Astrometrics mount
INSIDE THE ASH 14.5' DOME...
PlaneWave f/6.8 17" CDK
XF2 Fork Mount
1/20th arc-second accuracy
AltaU16 M camera
Alta AI-FW50-10S Filter Wheel
Starlight Xpress Lodestar autoguider
Monster MOG off-axis pick-off,
REAL ASTRONOMY FOR STUDENT SCIENTISTS
We work with schools in northern New England and organizations, such as the Governor's Institutes of Vermont, to introduce students of all ages to the joys and wonder of astronomy. We provide training in astrophotographic acquisition, processing, and analysis, equipping them with the tools to do authentic scientific research using the Northern Skies Observatory.
(All astro-photos on this site were taken and processed by students at NSO, unless noted.)