How ITU Works

It's easy really, pick your plan and let the magic happen!
Create your ITU account
Simply create your own username and password, alternatively signup with your social media account (Facebook, Twitter etc)
Choose a subscription
Just pick which imaging platform that suits your needs.
Make your payment

Depending on which platform you choose we offer, annual, 6 monthly and quarterly (See pricing page for more details)


Familiarise yourself with the members area and feel free to pop in a say hi in the forum. We will also e-mail you a more in depth welcome package. See membership benefits for more details

Start to process
Everytime the telescope you've subscribed to completes a data set, you'll recive an email from us when it's avaiable in the members area.

Membership benefits


  • Loyalty bonuses
  • Additional subscription discounts
  • Ability to purchase equipment from our suppliers at great prices
  • You have a say of what targets we image each year
  • Option to be part of quarterly target selection panel
  • What the current target is, so you always know what to look forward to
  • Future targets calendar
  • Free tasters - data sets from other scopes to wet your appetite
  • Flexibility to change your telescope subscription every year

Equipment & Service

  • Use of the best equipment to maximise your potential
  • Access to future technology and occasional prototype equipment as we bring them on board
  • Early access to new scopes
  • A say of what future equpiment we bring on board
  • State of the art observatory
  • We image every clear night with our fully automated robtic setup
  • Remote dark sky location
  • Quality control checks
  • An experienced team that keeps everything flowing

Professional tutoring

  • Image process guidance and tutorials from Paddy
  • Short videos on some of Paddys processing steps
  • Periodic end to end examples of processing a target from ITU scopes
  • Quarterly Webex conference with Q&A section from Paddy
  • Exclusive to ITU - sample saved project files for you to use as a learning tool
  • Learn how Paddy makes the most of the data from the equipment you will be using
  • Paddy also offers 1 to 1 training sessions - ITU members will benefit from £10 discount on all lessons - See what you get

    With 1:1 from Paddy

    • An introduction to Pixinsight
    • Beginning processing
    • Intermedaite processing
    • Advanced processing
    • Tailor made sessions

    Read more about Paddy
  • View our role at ITU

    • Experience
      At ITU we are seasoned imagers that can do the mundane, tricky and sometimes frustrating job of data collection
    • Automation
      We are designing our system to be as fully automated as it can be with scripting and controlled by a weather station, when its clear it's imaging period, there is no slack or down time (scripting software, allowing us to run local weather based imaging runs)
    • Pre checks
      Our data will always be framed, in focus and without artefacts and ready for you to apply calibration files and process
    • Quality control
      We perform a daily spot checks on any data acquired the night before so you can be assured when we say the data is ready for download, it actually is!
    • Quality assurance
      We will never upload inferior or substandard data
    • We take the strain
      Collecting the data, allowing you to be creative
    • Technology
      We won’t sit on our laurels, we want to bring new technology to our members as it becomes available
    • Personal touch
      A hands on team that are always willing to help, support and advise
    • A friendly ear
      Suggestions or good ideas, these are always welcome

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Now you've seen what we have to offer,
why not follow the link to have a look at our pricing
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