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 (weather permitting). The nights are still mild and darkness falls at a reasonable time.

Our dark skies are level 3 on the Bortle scale.

You are welcome to bring your own telescope (which can be put on one of our polar-aligned mounts) or you can select deep sky objects of your choice to image with our equipment. The caravan can be used as an on-site control centre.

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

Observatory 1

Pulsar 2.2m Dome, currently housing

Steel Pier

Meade 10" RCX

QSI 683 camera

Observatory 2

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)




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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