Getting Started - iTelescope Basics

Quick tips for New Members.

What are the best exposure times?
iTelescope.Net Supported Exposure times are 60, 120, 180, and 300 seconds on our internally or externally guided systems (Some systems, like T13, will suppo...
Thu, 30 Aug, 2018 at 1:19 PM
How do I use Single Image?
1)  To begin, we first need to log in to the Launchpad using your username and password.  This will bring you to a screen similar to the following: ...
Fri, 31 Aug, 2018 at 11:37 AM
How do I use Image Series?
1 1)  To begin, we first need to log in to the Launchpad using your username and password.  This will bring you to a screen similar to the following: ...
Fri, 31 Aug, 2018 at 11:37 AM
Do I need to do my Calibration Files?
We do offer calibration files for all telescopes, but we also automatically calibrate images, so it's entirely up to you! Digital calibration is gener...
Thu, 1 Mar, 2018 at 5:04 PM
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
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...
Fri, 31 Aug, 2018 at 11:43 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 telesco...
Fri, 31 Aug, 2018 at 11:39 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-...
Thu, 1 Mar, 2018 at 4:55 PM
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. The...
Thu, 1 Mar, 2018 at 4:57 PM
Is Dew a problem?
Where the observatories are located It is generally very dry. However there are times when moisture is present. We have automatic sensors that close the obs...
Wed, 18 Feb, 2015 at 9:08 AM