iTelescope - T17 - Deep Field Research - Australia
Observatory: Siding Spring - Australia - MPC Q62
TEL 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD)
Minimum Target Elevation: Approx 20° West - 45° North & East
UTC +10:00 New South Wales, Australia Daylight savings time is observed.
South 31° 16' 24" East 149° 03' 52" Elevation: 1122m
T17 is a Science Platform. Normally used for Science Missions, Deep Photometry, Narrowband and 'Extended Red' light IR imaging. It is equipped 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.
FITS and TIF file formats. Dark Frame calibration data is available for 60, 120, 180, 300 second exposures. Binx1 - Binx2. NABG. Recommended Maximum Exposure 300 seconds.
T17 is a unique telescope. T17 holds multiple world record achievements for the most distant objects imaged by amateur astronomers.
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.
Notes: If you are new to astro-imaging then T17 is not recommended as a 'Pure Imaging' system due to the sensitivity of its E2V CCD. T17 is mainly a SCIENCE system.
T17 is externally guided. Best results from exposures of 300 seconds or less. Be Aware.