SSCO's initial facility, designated SSCO-1 is housed in a 6 foot dome in San Clemente, CA. The observatory is built 17 feet above the ground to reduce ground seeing and provide a better viewing horizon. It features forced air ventilation designed to improve seeing and speed instrument cooling. The dome is slaved to the telescope and the whole facility may be run operator attended, tele-remotely or as an unattended robot.
Center For Solar Systems Studies
SSCO has plans in progress to build CS3-RTI, a 407Mhz and 1421Mhz radio transit interferometers at the Center For Solar Systems Studies site.
Las Campanas Observatory
Mount Wilson Observatory
SSCO developed and operated the Mount Wilson Observatory Online Telescope. This was the predecessor of LCRO. Upon its completion, the equipment was packaged and shipped for installation in Chile and became LCRO.
SSCO still provides instructional and engineering support service to MWI CUREA and maintains the Phoenix 0.4m telescope in the Cook dome used by CUREA and other observers. SSCO also provided and maintains the Snow Solar Telescope Spectroscopic Imaging Camera Platform at MWI.
SSCO built the Hoot-Vega Radio Telescope at the Vega-Bray observatory in Benson Arizona in 1998 and operated the observatory until untimely passing of Dr. Vega in 2003. SSCO in no longer affiliated with the observatory.