Obstech is a company formed by astronomers and engineers focused in developing technologies for astronomy. We have been working together since 2013. This company brings together the pasion for science, engineering and the love for the stars. Since our beginning we have been working on three different areas:
We developed the Observatorio El Sauce, a remote and robotic observatory for hosting your telescopes under the best sky in the world. It’s fully functional since 2015
All Sky Cameras
We produce All Sky Cameras for different purposes. We have installed some in important professional observatories as an aid for remote observations
We developed our own Telescope Control System which we have used for robotizing professional scientific telescopes.
Developing this company has been a great journey, get in touch with us and be part of the adventure!
PhD in Astrophysics at Rutgers University (USA). Currently associate professor at the Institute of Astrophysics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His main research lines are the discovery and characterization of exoplanets, and instrumentation with small telescopes. He has published over 145 artciles in ISI journals, with over 8000 citations. He is a key member of the HATSouth project, a global network of completely robotic telescopes with stations in Chile. He is the principal investigator of the CHAT 0.7m telescope, and isa key member of the HATPI project.
Electrical engineer form INSA Lyon (2006). He has developed telescope designs and telescope control systems, which form a central pillar of his PhD thesis, to be presented in the coming months. He moved to Chile to pursue his astronomical interests in 2008, and he is working at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile as a telescope engineer. He also participates in the HATSouth, CHAT and HATPI projects in Las Campanas observatory. Amateur astronomer since he can recall.
He is currently vicepresident of the Sirene astronomical observatory (since 2009), a pioneer in Europe in the hosting of robotic telescopes for amateur astronomers.
Electrical Engineer from Universidad Católica De Chile, specialized in Astroengineering. Part of the astroengineering group of PUC which designed, constructed and installed FIDEOS, a spectrograph for searching exoplanets through radial velocities. He did an Internship at the INAF working with in the Exposure Meter for the ESPRESSO spectrograph. He was part of the group which upgraded the 1m telescope in La Silla. He also participates in the HATSouth, CHAT and HATPI projects in Las Campanas observatory.
Samuel is a Obstech partner. He works in the company developing software, hardware and managing the observatory.