T10 - f5.9, Paramount GTS, SBIG STX-16803, Lodestar SX2
 guider with QHY Mini guidescope. LRGB, Ha, OIII, SII

Location Information

: iTelescope.Net at Siding Spring Observatory Australia - MPC Q62

Telescope:  T10 0.130m f/7.7 Refractor+ reducer + CCD

Timezone:  UTC +10:00 New South Wales, Australia Daylight savings time is observed.

Minimum Target Elevation: Approx 30°

South 31° 16' 24" East 149° 03' 52"  

Elevation: 1122m  MPC Code Q62

Operational Notes

Med-Wide Field astrophotography. LRGB, Ha, OIII, SII Astrodon filters.

Raw data can be found at data.itelescope.net.

  • Maximum Exposure 1800 seconds.
  • Bin x 1, Bin 2


Instrument Package

CCD:  https://diffractionlimited.com/product/stx-16803/ 16-Bit CCD

A/D Gain:  1.22e-/ADU

Pixel Size:  9um Square

Resolution:   2.44 arc-secs/pixel

Sensor: CCD 

Cooling:  -20C

Normal Array: 4096 (H) × 4096 (V) = 16.8 Mp

Filters:  Astrodon Gen 2 E-Series LRGB, HA3, OIII3, SII3 (all 3 nm) 

FOV2.77 Deg x 2.77 Deg

Pixel scale:2.44 arcsec/pixel
Orientation:Up is 359 degrees E of N


Telescope Optics

OTA: Takahashi TOA-130

Optical Design: Apochromatic Refractor 

Aperture: 130mm

Focal Length: 762mm

F/Ratio: f5.9

Guiding: QHY Miniguidescope with Loadstar SX2 

Mount: Paramount ME