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)
Maturation Process
Author's Bio
Contact Information
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 newly fabricated 20 inch Newtonian with a piggybacked 14 inch classical Cassegrain for tracking. The Newtonian was commissioned in October 2015. The observatory is in a continuous process of development.

11/22/16 - Added The Astrophysical Journal Letters article on KIC 8462852 to
Observations section.
11/27/16 -The latest updates may be found in the "Observations" section.
12/8/16 - Star list corrections and additions.
12/14/16 - Observation section update; new photomultiplier installation.
12/20/16 - Observation section update; improved search strategy.
12/24/16 - Added ~350 stars w/exoplanets (@<450 ly) to Star Lists.

 Optical SETI
Signal Processing
PMT Information
Photometer Calibration
Member Observatory