Getting Started - iTelescope Basics

Quick tips for New Members.

Welcome to iTelescope.Net
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Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 at 4:58 AM
Where do I start? What's up there to Image?
Well that is a big question. Since you use a computer to access iTelescope.Net, then you should use a PC planetarium simulation or application, to display t...
Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 at 7:05 AM
What software should I already have or will I need?
Software Suggestions For Additional Software Advise go HERE The remote telescopes are connected to and controlled via your normal Internet browser. ...
Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 at 7:05 AM
Is there a risk of me doing damage to the equipment remotely?
No Way. You cannot damage anything as a result of your operations. I have tried it. These are extremely complex machines, however, and at times the teles...
Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 at 7:08 AM
How should I start using the iTelescopes?
Using a Remote telescope is a little different to using one in the field, although it may appear as simple as pushing a button at times you really need to h...
Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 at 7:09 AM
Can I image the Planets, Comets and NEO's?
  iTelescope can absolutely be used to image Comets and NEOs, although it is more of an advanced type of imaging.  You can read about how to do th...
Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 at 6:49 AM
Do I operate the telescope and CCD remotely by myself?
You totally operate the telescope system remotely via your web browser. Be Aware of the skies over the observatories via the InfoCenter. We are online in th...
Wed, 18 Feb, 2015 at 9:46 AM
How or when does the iTelescope guide?
The telescopes generally do not guide by default on exposures of or less than 120 seconds on most systems during optimal conditions.  If the weather is sub-...
Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 at 7:10 AM
How do I start the guiding mode and select a guide star?
Guiding is totally automatic on exposures of 180 seconds or more. Most of our telescopes have separate guide telescopes and guider cameras. Th...
Wed, 18 Feb, 2015 at 9:19 AM
What is the shortest exposure I can take?
When you are imaging a fast moving asteroid or a bright planet you need much shorter times e.g. 30, 10 or in extreme cases 5 seconds or less.. The Standa...
Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 at 7:12 AM