Price

Chilescope points

The currency used on CHILESCOPE is points, one point typical is $1 USD. Points are consumed based on the amount of imaging time you use on a telescope, each telescope has the points per frame (exposure) rate, which is displayed in real time when you login to the Scheduling System.
Please read this document for better understanding of CHILESCOPE pricing policy and calculation of session duration

For Telescope 2 and Telescope 3

Total Plan Time = Total Exposure Time + (N-1) X S +( Total Exposure Time + (N-1) X S) / Int X 7

Where:
Total Exposure Time - Sum of all exposures in plan in minutes
N - number of frames in plan
Int - Interval of periodic autofocus (30 or 60 min)
S = 5 if dithering is used
S =3 if dithering is not used

When booking the session, the system automatically adds 60% of observing time to the plan. This is technical time.

For Telescope 1

Total Plan Time = Total Exposure Time + (N-1) X S + (Total Exposure Time + (N-1) X S) / Int X 10

Where:
Total Exposure Time - Sum of all exposures in plan in minutes
N - number of frames in plan
Int - Interval of periodic autofocus (30 or 60 min)
S = 5 if dithering is used
S =2 if dithering is not used

When booking the session, the system automatically adds 80% of observing time to the plan. This is technical time.


For Telescope 4

The system automatically adds 50% of observing time to the plan. This is technical time.

In most cases this time is enough to finish the session since there is no guiding and dithering is much faster on VST

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TELESCOPE PRICES

Telescope Points
Telescope 1 200
Telescope 2 60
Telescope 3 60
Telescope 4 40
Discounts

We value our customers and offer a compulsory set of discounts. Currently two types of discounts are applied. All discounts are applied automatically by the system

1

Cumulative Discount

You get more points paying the same amount of money as your total payment sum rises

Payment Sum ($USD) Discount (%)
0 - 500 0
501 - 2000 5
2001 - 4000 10
4001 - 6000 15
6001 and more 20
2

Moonphase Discount

As Moon reflecting light may affect images, we offer a discount when the Moon is most shiny. Attention! Moonphase discount is not applicable to the Planetary Sessions!

moonPhase Discount (%)
Newmoon phase 0
Waxing crescent moon phase 35
First quarter phase 50
Waxing gibbous moon phase 50
Fullmoon phase 75
Waning gibbous phase 50
Last quarter phase 50
Waning crescent phase 35
“Deep View” projects

This proposal will be interesting for users who want to image rare, dim deep sky objects or to get more faint details in well-known ones. The goal is to stimulate astrophotographers to go deeper and make their works unique. From other side this will open full potential of CHILESCOPE observatory. The terms are as follows:
- The proposal works with T1, T2 and T3 telescopes
- Only one object should be imaged within the Deep View project
- Customer creates imaging strategy, calculates necessary funds to finish the project and makes payment fully relative to the Deep View project only. Please send email to support@chilescope.com with notification about the payment purpose and the target you are planning to image. Please put “Deep View” in the topic of email.
- Customer can add funds for the project in necessary on the same terms
- Important! All amount should be spent on one Deep View project only!
- CHILESCOPE provides special discount for Deep View projects
- The discount is provided by adding observing points to the customer account
- All regular discounts are applicable and combine with “Deep View” special discount

“Deep View” project funding (should be done in one transaction in advance) USD 500-1000 1001-1500 1501 and more
% of points to be added to customer account 15 20 25

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