Getting Started - iTelescope Basics

Quick tips for New Members.

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
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
Do you have saved darks and flats files or do I pay to take my own?
In most cases you get both a pre-calibrated FITs file and a raw FITS file in your FTP folder for each image. We also provide FREE master calibration files ...
Thu, 1 Mar, 2018 at 5:05 PM
What format do I use to input RA and DEC coordinates?
You can have the telescope go directly to the RA/DEC in a scripted plan without the need for a specific target. A simple format is decimal. -18.50  for De...
Mon, 18 May, 2015 at 9:11 AM
What is binning (BIN) in conjunction with the CCD camera?
Binning is the process of combining charge from adjacent pixels in a CCD during readout.  To understand what these means you have to imagine a CCD images as...
Wed, 18 Feb, 2015 at 9:48 AM
What is Binning?
Binning is the process of combining charge from adjacent pixels in a CCD during readout.  To understand what these means you have to imagine a CCD images as...
Fri, 1 Aug, 2014 at 3:04 AM
What format are my images and data available in?
All iTelescopes use advanced astronomical CCD cameras which deliver the data as 32bit FITs files to the users FTP collection area. These are raw monochrome ...
Thu, 1 Mar, 2018 at 5:06 PM
How do I use the Offline Plan Generator?
The Offline Plan Generator works very similarly to Single Image and Image Series, with all the same options and interface.  The key difference being that yo...
Sat, 26 Jan, 2019 at 7:39 AM
What can I do if I'm not happy with an image?
If for some reason, (and in astronomy lots of bad things can happen using complex telescopes and CCD's) you're not happy with with one or more of ...
Sat, 14 Nov, 2015 at 2:01 PM
Can I book ahead and reserve telescope time?
All subscription plan accounts have access to our Reservation System.   To reserve time, begin by logging in to the Launchpad and selected the telescope ...
Thu, 7 May, 2015 at 4:50 AM