iTelescope - T14 - Wide Field - New Mexico
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)
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 data.itelescope.net.
- 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.
CCD: SBIG STL-11000M
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
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
OTA: Takahashi FSQ Fluorite
Optical Design: Petzval Apochromat Astrograph
Aperture: 106mm (0.1 metre)
Focal Length: 530mm (.53 metre)
Mount: Paramount GT-1100S