T72 - PlaneWave Instruments CDK 20" f/6.8, 3411mmFL, FLI ML16200, Blank,LRGB, SII,Ha,OIII,U,V,B,R,I Filters. PlaneWave Instruments L-500 Mount

Location Information

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

Telescope:  T72 3411 mm f/6.8 PlaneWave L-500 + FLI ML16200

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

L,R,G,B,SII,Ha,OIII,U,V,B,R,I filters 

Raw calibration frames can be found at data.itelescope.net. (Bias Bin1 & Bin2 and Darks 900s Bin1 & 2 are scaled with high precision for photometry calibrated image data from 0 to 900 seconds).

  • Maximum recommended exposure 600 seconds (Bin 1 and Bin2)


Instrument Package

CCD: https://www.flicamera.com/16.php

A/D Gain:  0.69 e-/ADU 

Pixel Size:  6 um Square

Resolution: 0.359 arc-secs/pixel

Sensor: KAF-16200

Cooling:  -20C

Normal Array: 4500 (H) × 3600 (V) = 16 Mp

Filters:  Chroma Blank,LRGB, SII,Ha,OIII,U,V,B,R,I Filters

FOV26.93' x 21.53'

Pixel scale:0.359 arcsec/pixel
Orientation:Up is 176 degrees E of N


Telescope Optics

OTA: PlaneWave CDK 20"

Optical Design: Corrected Dall-Kirkham


Aperture: 510mm

Focal Length: 3411mm

F/Ratio: F/6.8

Guiding: None

Mount: PlaneWave L-500