T73 - Planewave CDK14 , ZWO ASI2600MM Camera, LRGB, Ha, OIII, SII Filters , Ultrastar Pro (Mono)

 guide camera with WO Guide Star 61 guide scope. Paramount MEII Mount

Location Information

:Deep Sky Chile at Rio Hurtado Valley, Chile - MPC TX07

Telescope:  T73 Planewave CDK14 + 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

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

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

  • Maximum Exposure 600 seconds.
  • Bin1 and Bin2 available
  • calibrated darks available for 600 sec
    (the ASI2600MM has an extremely low dark current making darks virtually redundant)

Instrument Package

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

A/D Gain: 0.25e-/ADU

Pixel Size:  3.76um Square 

Resolution:   0.3 arc-secs/pixel

Sensor: CMOS IMX571

Cooling:  -10C

Normal Array: 6248 (H) × 4176 (V) = 26 Mp

Filters:  Chroma LRGB,  Chroma 3nm Ha, OIII, SII

FOV0.53 Deg x 0.35 Deg

Pixel scale:0.3 arcsec/pixel
Orientation:Up is 179.6 degrees E of N 


Telescope Optics

OTA: Planewave CDK14

Optical Design: corrected Dall-Kirkham


Aperture: approx. 356mm

Focal Length: 2563mm

F/Ratio: F7.2

Guiding: WO Guide Star 61 f5.9 guide scope with Starlight Xpress Ultrastar Pro (mono) guide camera

Mount: Paramount MEII