Astronomy

Astrophotography on Kiripotib

Mounts -
precisely south

On Kiripotib: top-maintained mounts , reliable!

Fornax55 2
telescope

Telescopes on
Kiripotib Astrofarm

You can rent these telescopes and astro binoculars at Kiripotib Astrofarm:

New at Kiripotib - Remote Observatory

Mount and apochromatic refractor in the prototype observatory
adapters

Telescope adapter /
autoguiding

MAP

of Astro Facilities Kiripotib

plan your Trip

Decide on a new moon phase:
Plan your Astro vacation around the new moon phase to observe undisturbed by moonlight. The table shows  you the ideal Astro times in 2024.

Please send us your booking request as early as possible, preferably a year ahead so that you can reserve your favourite equipment and room and to avoid disappointment.

2024

Astro-timeNew Moon
30.04 – 13.05 08.05.2024
29.05 – 11.0606.06.2024
27.06 – 11.0706.07.2024
27.07 – 09.0804.08.2024
26.08 – 08.0903.09.2024

2025

Astro-timeNew Moon
19.05.-01.0627.05.2025
17.06.-30.0625.06.2025
16.07.-29.0724.07.2025
15.08.-28.0823.08.2025
13.09.-26.0921.09.2025

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Journey Description

From Windhoek you follow the B6, which skirts the beautiful Auas Mountains (follow directions to the International Airport). After about 24 km, turn right on to the C23 (direction Dordabis). From Dordabis you take the gravel road C15 / MR33 (direction Uhlenhorst). At Klein Nouas, you pass an old white tower on the right hand side. From here you drive straight on to the D1448 for about 12 kilometres – the entrance to the  Kiripotib farmstead is on the right hand side (well signposted).  
 
From the International Airport Windhoek you drive in the direction of Windhoek and, after about 20 km, you turn left onto the C23 (direction Dordabis). From Dordabis, follow the directions as outlined above.
 
If you are travelling from the South, take the C15 / MR33 to Uhlenhorst and from there travel towards Dordabis. About 20 km beyond Uhlenhorst (before you reach Dordabis) you turn right onto a small gravel road D1219 until you reach a t-junction – some 23 km.  From there you turn left and drive on the D1448 for about 8 km until you reach Kiripotib.