Getting Started - iTelescope Basics

Quick tips for New Members.

What happens if my internet disconnects while on a telescopes?
iTelescope.Net does not require you to be actively connected during your imaging runs - you only need to be online to schedule reservations or manually star...
Wed, 18 Feb, 2015 at 9:28 AM
How are the iTelescopes aligned?
The telescopes have advanced mounts which are polar aligned by our ground crew and use advanced software for refined alignment and pointing. A computed mode...
Wed, 18 Feb, 2015 at 9:44 AM
Do I need to set the cooling temperature?
No. Cooling is set on each of the telescope cameras. No adjustment can be made by users, but contact us for special needs. The CCD temperatures vary dependi...
Tue, 8 Jul, 2014 at 7:38 AM
Is there an automated focusing routine or is it a manual process?
By default the telescopes will attain a sharp automatic focus before the telescope starts your data/image acquisition. The systems will in most cases auto...
Mon, 6 Jan, 2014 at 3:38 AM
Legally, who owns the data I produce?
Our policy is that you own the data completely. We just act as a vehicle through which to accomplish your astronomical missions. Please read our Terms of U...
Thu, 1 Mar, 2018 at 5:11 PM
Why do Observatories Close for Humidity?
High humidity has a couple of affects that are bad for imaging.  The first, and most important, is that high humidity tends to also place you close to dew p...
Fri, 29 Aug, 2014 at 2:42 AM
Javascript
Without Javascript enabled on your browser our system will not function correctly. Please refer to the following links: http://enable-javascript...
Wed, 2 Apr, 2014 at 10:39 AM
How can I locate my ACP log files?
When you take an image with iTelescope, 95% of the time the system will produce a Usage Receipt that will contain your logs and some of your images. ...
Thu, 29 Sep, 2016 at 2:13 AM
Software and Tips
Astronomy Software & Tips NEW:  The most promising new image processing software is APP (AstroPixelProcessor) and it is also well priced and...
Fri, 31 Aug, 2018 at 3:40 PM
Remote Telescope Astronomy Basics
Aussie Pete - iTelescope Observatory Manager Hello iTelescope.Net Users! I thought I would pass along a few pointers on just how to maximise your ti...
Fri, 31 Aug, 2018 at 4:04 PM