Berty gite in France A traditional stone built Quercy farmhouse and barn in the idyllic Lot countryside

Astronomy at Berty

Autumn Stargazing

September and October provide excellent night skies for observing and image making. The nights are still mild and darkness falls at a reasonable time.

Our dark skies are level 3 on the Bortle scale.

The observatories with local bar and lounge facilities: "The Caravan and Telescope"

Observatory 1 Visual astronomy

Pulsar 2.2m Dome, currently housing

Steel Pier

Skywatcher AZ/EQ Mount

Takahashi Mewlon 210 OTA

Starlight Express Feather Touch focusser

Takahashi 2” diagonal

Set of Baader eyepieces

Observatory 2 Astrophotography

Roll Off Roof Design, fully automated

Steel Pier

Mesu 200 Mount

Astro Professional 130 ED APO f/7
SW 100 Esprit ED APO and Ricarrdi Reducer (Widefield)

ZWO 1600 MM Pro

Software : Sequence Generator Pro

Imaging processing software: Astro Pixel Processor


Recent captures from our astrophotography observatory - the Heart Nebula IC 1805, the Leo Triplet M66, the Eastern Veil Nebula NGC 6992


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