iTelescope - T27 - Deep Space - Australia
Observatory: Siding Spring - Australia - MPC Q62
TEL 0.70-m f/6.6 reflector + CCD
Hosting by iTelescope.Net
Minimum Target Elevation: Approx 30-35 Degrees
UTC +10:00 New South Wales, Australia Daylight savings time is observed.
South 31° 16' 24" East 149° 03' 52" Elevation: 1122m
Very Deep Field. Hybrid Missions. Typically used for Photometry and Imaging. FITS and TIF file formats. Sub-exposure times should be kept to 60, 120, 180, 300, 600, 900 seconds for optimal results. Binx1 - Binx2. Best results on Binx1.
Recommended Maximum Exposure 600 seconds.
The Planewave CDK700 mount is so accurate whilst tracking that iTelescope Admin have disabled active guidance, with a corresponding decrease in session setup time when imaging.
T27 is the largest iTelescope platform on the network at 27.5" (.7 meters). It has a rapid slewing Alt-Azm mount with built in de-rotator and is ideal for very deep imaging, comet or asteroid studies and deep science missions in general.
T27 as well as T24 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.
This iTelescope platform is dedicated to three women whose contributions to the field of astronomy over the last century were very influential and still remain so to this very day - Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Annie Jump Cannon and Henrietta Swan Leavitt (BCL). Hence, this instrument has been named “The BCL iTelescope”.
We hope that you will enjoy using this research grade telescope to make your own discoveries and to share your enthusiasm and results with others.