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Welcome to DARC STAR Observatory!

DARC STAR Observatory is currently under construction.  The observatory’s name is actually an acronym for what it will become when complete, a Data Acquisition and Reduction Center for Stellar, Terrestrial and Atmospheric Research.  On the stellar side, it will be home to an 8″ LX200 telescope capable of remote, robotic and autonomous operation and will be primarily used for photometry of variable stars and to take pretty pictures.  Terrestrially, a homemade seismometer will keep a watchful eye on global seismic activity and outdoor cameras with night vision capability will monitor the local wildlife.  A weather station and all sky camera will tirelessly watch the atmospheric conditions and complete the suite of instruments at the observatory.

Stay tuned for more!

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