iTelescope - T59 - Wide Deep Field - Australia


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Location Information


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

Telescope: 0.51-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD

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

Minimum Target Elevation: Approx 37° EAST, 23°  NORTH, 14° WEST, 11° SOUTH



South 31° 16' 24" East 149° 03' 52"  

Elevation: 1122m  MPC Code Q62


Operational Notes


T59 features a HUGE CCD chip with an amazing wide FoV. Matched up with the wonderful Planewave mount this telescope will deliver incredible data. Note: VERY large FITs files - 32Mb Binx1.  FITS and TIF file formats. Dark Frame calibration data is available for 900 second exposures (all calibrations are interpolated). Binx1 - Binx2.  Raw data can be found at data.itelescope.net.


  • ABG. Recommended Maximum Exposure 900 secs.
  • The Planewave Ascension 200HR mount is so accurate whilst tracking that iTelescope Admin have disabled active guidance, with a corresponding decrease in session setup time when imaging.


Instrument Package


CCD: FLI Proline 16803

QE: 60% Peak

Full Well:  > 100X Saturation Exposure (ABG)

Dark Current:  <0.07 e-/pixel/sec. @ -35º C

Pixel Size:  9um Square

Resolution:  0.54 arcsec/pixel

Sensor: KAF-16803 

Cooling: -20º C default 

Array:   4096 x 4096 pixels

FOV:  37.2 x 37.2 arcmin    

Filters: 

Astrodon E-Series Luminance Red, Green, Blue

Astrodon 5nm Ha, SII, OIII

Astrodon Johnson/Couisins, IcZ

Position Angle: 90º


Telescope Optics


OTA: Planewave 20" CDK 

Optical Design: Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph 

Aperture: 510mm

Focal Length: 3411mm

F/Ratio: f/6.8 

Guiding: Active Guiding Disabled

Mount: Planewave Ascension 200HR