iTelescope - T24 - Deep Space
Auberry California USA - MPC U69
(TEL T24 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD)
Hosted by Sierra Remote Observatory
Minimum Target Elevation: Approx 25 Degrees
UTC Minus -8:00. Daylight savings time is observed.
37.07 North, 119.4 West.
Elevation: 1405 Meters - 4610 Feet.
Deep Field. Hybrid Missions. Typically used for Photometry and Imaging. FITS and TIF file formats. Dark Frame calibration data is available for 60, 120, 180, 300, 600 second exposures. Binx1 - Binx2.
Recommended Maximum Exposure 600 seconds. Best results on Binx1.
T24 is the largest iTelescope system in the Northern Hemisphere. Its big, its beautiful. Situated under sunny and clear Californian skies deep in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
The Planewave Ascension 200HR mount is so accurate whilst tracking that iTelescope Admin have disabled active guidance, with a corresponding decrease in session setup time when imaging. We recommend exposure of 300 seconds or less on this large system.
Note: We suggest the use of the "Dithering" option on T24 to help clean up any inherent CCD flaws in your post processing. It is common for some CCD chips to display column defects. Follow this link for more information.
T24 as well as T27 and T31 all use RBI flooding to flush the CCD wells of any residual data from the previous images.
If this is not done then ghost images of bright objects like stars can remain on the chip when another user selects a new target. They appear as faint ghost like images of stars or spots in the image. So we flush the CCD of any old data and clean the images for following users or different targets.