Mission Statement
Brief Introduction
Is Amateur OS Viable?
Looking for the OS
"Sweet Spot"
Two Detectors
An LED Pulser
The Observatory
Star List (.xls)
Star List (pdf)
New Paradigm
Author's Bio
Objects Observed
Optical SETI Observatory at Boquete, Panama
At 11,400 ft, Volcan Baru is the highest mountain in Panama. The town of Boquete is nestled in
a lovely river valley on the southern side of the mountain.
The Boquete Optical SETI Observatory is located 3 miles from Boquete at 4400 feet on a southern slope of Volcan Baru and about 25 miles southeast of the Costa Rican/Panama border. It was constructed beginning in 2008. The observatory has a 20 inch Newtonian with a piggybacked 14 inch classical Cassegrain for tracking. The observatory is in a continuous process of development with recent upgrade to a PECL based very high speed detector and improved software.

Please visit the "Observations" section for the latest updates.
"Objects Observed" update 2/6/19.
"Star List" update 2/12/19.
"Objects Observed" update 3/5/19.
"Observations" update 3/6/19.
"Objects Observed" update 3/16/19
"Observations" update 3/16/19


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