The Quara'ke Universal Observatory is a large, ground-based optical telescope on the outskirts of the Embala Galaxy. It is located on the moon Mokta'ka (RS 0-8-12127916-989-58-4-3380-41 9.2, 980). The Observatory, due to it being 10 billion light years from the Milky Way, has been used to study more prominent galaxies in their younger days, such as the Milky Way or the Lewis Galaxy. It is one of the largest optical telescopes in Quara'ke Trifecta territory, with a mirror diameter of 110 metres
The Observatory was constructed in 196112 CE, funded primarily by the Quara'ke Trifecta and the Autonomous Republic of Embala in a joint effort to peer into the earlier days of galaxies such as Andromeda. Originally, the QUO was going to be around 80 metres in diameter, but this was later changed to allow the telescope to view further at higher levels of detail. The current diameter is 110 metres, though there are requests to enlarge this to 150 metres.
The QUO was designed to be a research outpost on a moon on the outskirts of the Embala Galaxy but has since become a multipurpose research outpost. Obviously, it is most often used for imaging distant galaxies such as the Lewis Galaxy, Ambrosia and a wealth of others.
A treaty with the Confederacy of Humanity has lead to data regarding Human galaxies being sent back to the Milky Way, Andromeda etc for research in exchange for data on the Trifecta's main galaxies.
Some of the most famous pictures taken by the QUO.