T71 - Takahashi Epsilon 180ED f2.8, 500mmFL, ZWO ASI2600MM Camera, LRGB, Ha, OIII, SII Filters 

QHY miniguidescope f/4.3 with Lodestar Pro guide camera . Paramount MyT Mount

Location Information

:Deep Sky Chile at Rio Hurtado Valley, Chile - MPC X07

Telescope:  T71 500 mm f/2.8 Takahashi Epsilon + CMOS

Timezone:  UTC -4:00 Santiago, Chile

Daylight savings time is observed 

Minimum Target Elevation: Approx 15° 

South 30°31'34.712"  West 70°51'11.865"   

Elevation: 1710m  MPC X07 

Operational Notes

Wide Field astrophotography. LRGB, Ha, OIII, SII filters. 

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

  • Maximum Exposure 600 seconds.
  • Bin 1, Bin 2
  • calibrated darks available for 10, 30, 60, 120 180, 300 and 600 sec
  • No user-initiated dark calibrations can be taken on T71 due to electronic CCD shutter


Instrument Package

CMOS: https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/product/asi2600mm-pro-mono

16-Bit CMOS

A/D Gain:  0.23e-/ADU

Pixel Size:  3.76um Square

Resolution:   1.55 arc-secs/pixel

Sensor: CMOS IMX571

Cooling:  -10C

Filters:  Astrodon Gen 2 I-Series LRGB, Ha(5nm), OIII(5nm), SII(5nm)

FOV2.69 Deg x 1.8 Deg
Array6248 (H) × 4176 (V) = 26 Mp 
Pixel scale:1.55 arcsec/pixel
Orientation:Up is 342.5 degrees E of N


Telescope Optics

OTA: Takahashi Epsilon 180ED

Optical Design: Hyberbolic, corrected Newtonian astrograph


Aperture: 180mm

Focal Length: 500mm

F/Ratio: F2.8

Guiding: QHY miniguidescope f4.3 with Loadstar Pro 

Mount: Paramount MyT