iTelescope - T69 - One Shot Color - Australia


Location Information

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

Telescope:  0.28-m f/2.2 reflector + CCD

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

Minimum Target Elevation:  30º (56º northern horizon)

South 31° 16' 24" East 149° 03' 52"  

Elevation: 1122m  MPC Code Q62

Operational Notes

Deep Field Color Imaging. FITS and TIF file formats. Binx1 Only.

Raw data can be found at

  • Recommended Maximum Exposure 240 seconds.
  • No user-initiated dark calibrations can be taken on T68 due to electronic CCD shutter.
  • Calibrated data available for 1, 10, 15, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, 240 seconds

Instrument Package

CCD: QHY168C Cooled Color CMOS 

QE: larger than 50% Peak

Pixel Size: 4.8 microns

Resolution:  1.59 arcsec/pixel

Sensor:  Frontlit 

Cooling:  Set to -10ºC default 

Array: 4210x3680

FOV:  2.19 x 1.46 deg

Filters: None - Color

Position Angle: 84.3º East of North


Telescope Optics

OTA: Celestron RASA 11" 279mm

Optical Design: Rowe Akerman Shmidt Astrograph

Aperture: 279mm

Focal Length: 620mm

F/Ratio: 2.2

Guiding: No Guiding

Mount: Paramount ME

Telescope Horizon Limits

South: 27°

North: 50°

East: 30°

West: 20°