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Sierra Stars Observatory Network
World Class Professional Automated Observatories

Sierra Stars Observatory Network (SSON) is a growing network of professional observatory partners working together to provide you with high-quality astronomical imaging for your projects and programs. By purchasing time on our network, you acquire access to remote telescopes around the globe with a variety of advanced imaging capabilities.

Outstanding service with the most cost effective method for aquiring high-quality astronomical images.

High quality data guaranteed.

  • You pay only for the actual exposure times of the images you schedule and receive.
  • Trial Rate for first-time users! We offer a special one-time rate for new customers using SSON. For $50 you receive 83 credits -- more than a 40 percent discount below our base price.
  • You are not charged extra for the time you are logged in or for any other use of our system.
  • We currently have 3 telescopes in the network, with plans to add a telescope in South Africa, one in Turkey and another in the Virgin Islands. We'll keep you posted.
  • Read More About SSON


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The Sierra Stars Observatory Telescope

The SSO Telescope is a 0.61-meter (24-inch) Classical Cassegrain telescope located on the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in eastern California.

Site Data

Latitude: 38:48:39
North Longitude: 119:46:30 West
Altitude: 5,070 feet (1,545 meters)
MPC Observatory Code: G68

NOAA Weather
SSON Weather Station
Clear Sky Clock
Local Webcam (Minden Soaring)
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The Rigel Telescope

The Rigel Telescope is a 0.37-meter (14.5-inch) Classical Cassegrain housed in the Winer Observatory roughly 50 miles southeast of Tucson and 3 miles east of the town of Sonoita (pop. ~1500).

Site Data

Latitude: 31° 39' 56.08" North
North Longitude: 110° 36' 06.42" West
Altitude: 1515.7 meters (4973 feet)
MPC Observatory Code: 857

NOAA Weather for Winer
Winer Weather
Clear Sky Clock
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Rigel telescope

The Mount Lemmon Phillips 0.61-meter Telescope

The Mt. Lemmon Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter is an exceptional science learning facility located at Steward Observatory's "sky island" observing site just north of Tucson, Arizona. It houses the 0.61-meter (24-inch) RC Cassegrain Phillips telescope.

Site Data

Latitude: 32° 26' 32" North 
North Longitude: 110° 47' 22" West
Altitude: 2,791 meters (9,157 feet)
MPC Observatory Code: G84

NOAA Weather
Clear Sky Clock
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MLSC telescope

The Mount Lemmon Schulman 0.81-meter Telescope

The Mt. Lemmon Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter is an exceptional science learning facility located at Steward Observatory's "sky island" observing site just north of Tucson, Arizona. It houses the 0.81-meter (32-inch) RC Cassegrain Schulman telescope.

Site Data

Latitude: 32° 26' 32" North 
North Longitude: 110° 47' 22" West
Altitude: 2,791 meters (9,157 feet)
MPC Observatory Code: G84

NOAA Weather
Clear Sky Clock
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MLSC telescope

SSON Remote Astronomy Blog

Current status and regular updates for each telescope via Twitter.

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