Getting Started - iTelescope Basics

Quick tips for New Members.

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-...
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
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
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
When do the iTelescope observatories open and close?
If you have been re-directed here from the telescope log in page then the observatories are closed at the moment! NOTE: If you tried to log into the tel...
Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 at 1:33 PM
Where can I learn more about the telescope I am using?
To Learn more about the specifications of the telescopes we have a Telescope Info page that breaks down everything you need to know! There are a couple of ...
Thu, 1 Mar, 2018 at 5:02 PM
Where are the iTelescopes located?
It would be very useful to you if the observatory locations are set into your astronomy software, like Stellarium.  For information on how to do this, check...
Wed, 18 Feb, 2015 at 9:43 AM
What kind of filters do the CCD cameras have?
Filter fitouts on each of the  iTelescopes varies depending on the role the system plays. Some are Pure imaging platforms while others lend themselves to ...
Thu, 1 Mar, 2018 at 5:03 PM