Hall's Harbour Observatory

Hall's Harbour, NS
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Sh2-82, Little Cocoon Nebula
13-Sep-2019

About Hall's Harbour Observatory

Hall's Harbour Observatory is a private amateur observatory located in Hall's Harbour, NS. Its primary purpose is for me, Kathleen Walker, to have fun taking pictures of the night sky. Please note that it is not open to the public.

My objective is to take advantage of favourable weather, even if unexpected, and start taking astro images on a moment's notice, preferably without leaving the house. In order to do that, I need a fully automatic observatory. Reaching that goal is taking a bit longer than I had hoped, but I am close to it, and progress is ongoing. The entire operation, from startup, through imaging, to shut down will soon be controlled at the click of a mouse.

The observatory was originally located in St. Bernard, NS, under the name 'Baie Ste. Marie Observatory'. It was built in three months, in the summer of 2013. In June, 2015, it was relocated to Hall's Harbour, NS.

The dome automation project is now complete. Well, as complete as these things ever get. I ran my first fully automatic session on 2019-08-04, while I slept.

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