Deepsky Astronomy

Deepsky Villa isn’t a regular accommodation! Of course, you will be able to enjoy this paradise called Karimunjawa and experience the island life for as long as you want. However, we offer you something more…

At the Deepsky Observatory, you can explore the night sky at the north side of central Java, with our telescopes which are very easy to use. This in combination with our knowledge, makes it possible for everybody to learn more about astronomy and the Indonesian sky. We’re unique in Karimunjawa, as we are the only one who offers this extra dimension on your holiday.

Astronomy

Deepsky Villa isn’t a regular accommodation! Of course, you will be able to enjoy this paradise called Karimunjawa and experience the island life for as long as you want. However, we offer you something more…

At the Deepsky Observatory, you can explore the night sky at the north side of central Java, with our telescopes which are very easy to use. This in combination with our knowledge, makes it possible for everybody to learn more about astronomy and the Indonesian sky. We’re unique in Karimunjawa, as we are the only one who offers this extra dimension on your holiday.

30
30 & 45 cm Dobson
William Optics
William Optics & Vixen refractor
Observatory
Observatory

The details

Our observatories are located in a wooden house with a smooth opening roll-off roof. Indoor you will find a Vixen ED102 SS refractor and a William Optics FLT-132 APO-refractor. This last one is on its Losmandy G-11 mount, driven by a Gemini 2 computer, perfect for astrophotography. The scopes are placed on a permanent pier, so you don’t have to lose a second with set up everything.

The Explore Scientific 30 cm truss Dobson and the Dieter Martini 45 cm truss Dobson will be set up on the observing terrace. While we use them, Deepsky Villa will become totally dark to make sure the light isn’t obstructing your astronomy experience.

*During the Monsoon season (Nov. – Feb.) it’s not always possible to see the sky that clearly. However, we can always try and when we can’t observe because of the rain, we won’t charge anything.

The details

Our observatories are located in a wooden house with a smooth opening roll-off roof. Indoor you will find a Vixen ED102 SS refractor and a William Optics FLT-132 APO-refractor. This last one is on its Losmandy G-11 mount, driven by a Gemini 2 computer, perfect for astrophotography. The scopes are placed on a permanent pier, so you don’t have to lose a second with set up everything.

The Explore Scientific 30 cm truss Dobson and the Dieter Martini 45 cm truss Dobson will be set up on the observing terrace. While we use them, Deepsky Villa will become totally dark to make sure the light isn’t obstructing your astronomy experience.

*During the Monsoon season (Nov. – Feb.) it’s not always possible to see the sky that clearly. However, we can always try and when we can’t observe because of the rain, we won’t charge anything.

30
30 & 45 cm Dobson
William Optics
William Optics & Vixen refractor
Observatory
Observatory
  • For an additional fee, you can increase your Deepsky experience and make use of our observatory. Whether you want to rent a telescope for a night, use the entire observatory or want to follow a workshop. This is all possible! How does it work?

    As soon as you are settled in, we will take you to the observatories for a small introducing on the correct and safe use of the equipment. This will take about 30 minutes, depending on your experience. You don’t have any experience at all? Don’t worry, we will help you to get started! After the introduction guests are free to use their reserved equipment whenever weather permits.

    Why our observatory is so great? Because you can enjoy some of the best sites of the cosmos without being bothered by light or air pollution. Besides, you don’t have to go through the hassle of setting up your equipment every night. Our two Dobson telescopes (30 cm and 45 cm) are set up and ready to be used at any time.

    We aim to provide a friendly and helpful environment for all who stay at Deepsky Villa. Therefore, whether you have a passion for the jewels of the cosmos or more spontaneous interest in astronomy and the twinkling lights of the night sky. There is plenty of onsite help and information to set you on your journey around this paradise and its skies.

  • For an additional fee, you can increase your Deepsky experience and make use of our observatory. Whether you want to rent a telescope for a night, use the entire observatory or want to follow a workshop. This is all possible! How does it work?

    As soon as you are settled in, we will take you to the observatories for a small introducing on the correct and safe use of the equipment. This will take about 30 minutes, depending on your experience. You don’t have any experience at all? Don’t worry, we will help you to get started! After the introduction guests are free to use their reserved equipment whenever weather permits.

    Why our observatory is so great? Because you can enjoy some of the best sites of the cosmos without being bothered by light or air pollution. Besides, you don’t have to go through the hassle of setting up your equipment every night. Our two Dobson telescopes (30 cm and 45 cm) are set up and ready to be used at any time.

    We aim to provide a friendly and helpful environment for all who stay at Deepsky Villa. Therefore, whether you have a passion for the jewels of the cosmos or more spontaneous interest in astronomy and the twinkling lights of the night sky. There is plenty of onsite help and information to set you on your journey around this paradise and its skies.

Only Astronomy

If you only want to use the Deepsky Observatory we can always help you to find another place somewhere around Karimunjawa. This can be a hostel, dormitory, homestay or exclusive hotel. Just let us know by sending us a message. You just one to come by for a night and join the world of the astronomers? This is possible too! Send us a message and we will discuss all the possibilities with you.

Only Astronomy

If you only want to use the Deepsky Observatory we can always help you to find another place somewhere around Karimunjawa. This can be a hostel, dormitory, homestay or exclusive hotel. Just let us know by sending us a message. You just one to come by for a night and join the world of the astronomers? This is possible too! Send us a message and we will discuss all the possibilities with you.