About Us

THE COMPANY

Obstech is a company formed by professional astronomers and engineers focused in developing technologies for astronomy. We have been working together since 2013. Our main purpose is to become a long term alternative to professional observatories in Chile for middle and small sized telescopes. This company brings together the passion for science, engineering and the love for the stars. Since our beginning we have been working on three different areas:

Telescope Hosting

Observatorio El Sauce is a remote and fully 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

Telescope Robotizations

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! 

OUR TEAM

Prof. Andres Jordan (CSO)

Prof. Andres Jordan (CSO)

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.

Dr. Vincent Suc (CEO)

Dr. Vincent Suc (CEO)

PhD in Optical Engineering at Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He has developed telescope designs and telescope control systems, which  formed a central pillar of his PhD. 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, a pioneer in Europe in the hosting of robotic telescopes for amateur astronomers.

Ing. Samuel Ropert (CTO)

Ing. Samuel Ropert (CTO)

Electrical Engineer from Universidad Católica De Chile, specialized in Astroengineering. He participated in the design and construction of a Spectrograph for searching exoplanets through radial velocities developed at PUC which is currently installed at La Silla Observatory. 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 an Obstech partner. He works in the company developing software, hardware and developing the observatory.

Prof. Santiago Royo

Prof. Santiago Royo

PhD in Applied Optics at Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya. Proffessor at UPC  where he teaches Optical Metrology, Optical Technology and Ophthalmic Lenses. Founder, part of the directory and Ambassador in Europe.

Rodrigo Rojas

Rodrigo Rojas

Automation Engineer in charge of developing circuit boards, programing microcontrollers, and constructing all the electrical and electronic panels located in the observatory.

Jonathan Fertil

Jonathan Fertil

Jonathan is a highly experimented astrophotographer in charge of the support and on-site activities at the observatory. 

He lives in the small village close to the Observatory. His vast experience operating and hacking telescopes for astrophotography  will ensure that your gear is in good hands.

Lauriano Pizarro

Lauriano Pizarro

First line of support. He is the guard who  Lives at the entrance of the observatory. He has beend present since the very beginning of the project and is a fundamental part in the development of this observatory.

Ing. Vicente Armstrong

Ing. Vicente Armstrong

Mechanical Engineer. Works designing and constructing all the mechanical pieces we need for the Observatory. Also, he participated in the construction and the design of AllSky Cameras. Vicente is in charge of our light pollution mitigation program.

Giselle Ulloa

Giselle Ulloa

Administration, accounting, human resources and in charge of importations. Takes good care of all company members!

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