iTelescope - T17 - Deep Field
(Online Mid 2013)
Observatory: Siding Spring - Australia - MPC Q62
(TEL T17 0.43-m f/6.8 astrograph + CCD)
Hosting by iTelescope.Net (Online Mid 2013)
Minimum Target Elevation: Approx 15 Degrees
UTC +10:00 New South Wales, Australia Daylight savings time is observed.
South 31° 16' 24" East 149° 03' 52" Elevation: 1165m
Deep Field Telescope. Science Platform. Typically used for Science Missions. Narrowband, Extended Red Light Imaging & Deep Photometry
FITS and TIF file formats. Sub-exposure times should be kept to 60, 120, 180, 300, 600 seconds for optimal results. Binx1 - Binx2. NABG.
T17 is a unique telescope. In fact it currently holds the world record for the most distant object imaged by an amateur. It is equiped with a FLI ProLine E2V CCD47-10-1-109 CCD. that has 'extended red sensitivity' when compared to standard CCD’s. Giving it an almost 'Near Infrared' mission profile.
If you wanted to bring out stars hidden in nebula with its Helium filter or chase targets that are very faint, then this CCD will do the job. Its extremely sensitive, so much so that OVER exposure becomes an issue and users should take care since its CCD is of the NABG variety.
T17 is a valuable science asset to iTelescope Siding Spring Observatory.