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World class remote telescope observatories
made affordable in the heart of Texas

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About us

Welcome to Starfront Observatories, the ultimate remote observatory experience crafted by astrophotographers, for astrophotographers! 

Our mission is simple yet ambitious--to make world-class astrophotography accessible to everyone by solving the two core problems of location and price.  For as low as $149 a month, you too can join our growing community in saying goodbye to the frustration of light-polluted skies and the need for constant travel without breaking the bank!

Located near Brady, Texas, under world class Bortle 1 skies, Starfront Observatories offers a premier remote telescope hosting experience for astronomers and astrophotographers of all telescope sizes and types.  Access some of the darkest skies in the world through our advanced roll-off-roof facility, which opens automatically on every clear night. 

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to capture the stunning beauty of the universe regardless of their living situation, budget constraints, or proximity to dark skies.  Now you can indulge in your passion for astrophotography from anywhere, anytime!

Our facility

We know how stressful it can be to send your telescope somewhere remote.  With Starfront, your precious instruments are in good hands.  Our team has decades of experience installing every type of remote system all around the world, from simple refractors all the way to professional observatory class telescopes.

We strive to provide an excellent remote observing experience for you with these amenities:

  • On-site tech support 24/7
  • 1 gbps symmetrical fiber internet
  • 220+ clear nights per year
  • Extremely dark Bortle 1 skies
  • Climate controlled buildings

Starfront Observatories is made for astrophotographers by astrophotographers.

Join our growing community of imagers and enthusiasts on Discord where we are always talking astrophotography!

About us

Welcome to Starfront Observatories, the ultimate remote observatory experience crafted by astrophotographers, for astrophotographers. Say goodbye to the frustration of light-polluted skies and the need for constant travel.

With Starfront, you gain access to some of the darkest skies in the world through our advanced roll-off-roof facility, which opens automatically on every clear night. Now you can indulge in your passion for astrophotography from anywhere, anytime.

Our mission is simple yet ambitious: to make worldclass astrophotography accessible to everyone by solving the two core problems of location and price.

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to capture the stunning beauty of the universe regardless of their living situation, budget constraints, or proximity to dark skies.

Join us!

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Why Starfront Observatories

Secure your pier today

Pier (Mini) Reservation Deposit

Up to a max 32" swing diameter

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$149.00

Pier (Lite) Reservation Deposit

Up to a max 48" swing diameter

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$199.00

Pier (Standard) Reservation Deposit

Up to a max 58" swing diameter

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$299.00

If you have a system that is Heavy or larger, please contact us directly using the "Contact Us" section at the bottom of the page.

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Customer testimonials

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With Starfront, I'd have access to some of the darkest skies imaginable at such a low price that it was impossible to pass up the opportunity. They had my gear up and running in no time and have since been extremely professional, responding to any and all of my requests. They are knowledgeable & respectful of your equipment so you can trust that it is in good hands. Don’t hesitate to reserver a pier!

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