Astrophotography and APOD quality data are not cheap. MaRIO's cornerstone was laid in making astrophotography affordable to amateurs.
MARATHON REMOTE IMAGING OBSERVATORY
Remote astrophotography is more than location and top notch equipment. Maintenance, fast and reliable internet, storage space are key ingredients for successful astrophotography.
Located in dry desert region of South West Texas with an arid climate and Bortle 1 skies, location is what makes MaRIO attractive to amateurs.