iTelescope - T14 - Wide Field - New Mexico

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Location Information

Observatory:  New Mexico Skies at Mayhill, New Mexico - MPC H06

Telescope:  0.10-m f/5.0 astrograph + CCD

Timezone:  UTC Minus 7:00. Daylight savings time is observed

Minimum Target Elevation: Approx 20-25 Degrees


N 32° 54’    Decimal: 32.9 North

W 105° 31’ Decimal: 105.5 West

Elevation: 2,225 metres (7,298 ft)

Operational Notes

Very Wide Field Telescope. Typically used for Wide Field RGB / Narrowband Imaging, but also carries a Photometric V filter. FITS and TIF file formats. Dark Frame calibration data is available for  60, 120, 180, 300, 600  second exposures. Binx1 - Binx2. Recommended Maximum Exposure 300 seconds.  Raw data can be found at

  • T14 is a great platform for wide angle imaging and can also do valuable science with its photometric V filter. This little Takahashi FSQ gets a lot of use from science users scanning for asteroids and working on variable stars, and nothing can match its very wide field portraits and its performance on the sky's larger extended objects such as large nebula, clusters, bright comets and even catching fast moving Near Earth Objects.
  • Please be aware that it is common for some CCD chips to display column defects. Follow this link for more information.
  • Please Note. T14's GT-1100S mount is NOT able to use tracking offsets for objects such as comets and NEOs. 

Instrument Package


QE: 50% Peak

Full Well:  ~50,000e-  Anti Blooming Gate (ABG)

Dark Current:   0.5 e-/pixel/sec. @ 0º C

A/D Gain:  2.2e-/ADU

Pixel Size:  9um Square

Resolution:  3.5 arc-secs/pixel

Sensor:  Frontlit 

Cooling:  Set to -15ºC default 

Array:  4008 by 2672 (10.7 Mega pixels) 

FOV:      155.8 x 233.7 arc-mins

Filters:  LRGB, Ha, SII, OIII and V

Position Angle: 090º

Telescope Optics

OTA: Takahashi FSQ Fluorite 

Optical Design: Petzval Apochromat Astrograph 

Aperture: 106mm (0.1 metre) 

Focal Length: 530mm (.53 metre) 

F/Ratio: f5.0 

Guiding: External 

Mount: Paramount GT-1100S