Getting Started - iTelescope Basics

Quick tips for New Members.

Which software should I use?
Software Suggestions The remote telescopes are connected to and controlled via your normal Internet browser, so you do not need any additional software ...
Sun, 12 May, 2019 at 1:02 AM
Do I need to do my Calibration Files?
We do offer calibration files for all telescopes, but we also automatically calibrate images, so it's entirely up to you! Digital calibration is gener...
Wed, 24 Apr, 2019 at 3:24 AM
What can I do if I'm not happy with an image?
If for some reason, (and in astronomy lots of bad things can happen using complex telescopes and CCD's) you're not happy with with one or more of ...
Wed, 24 Apr, 2019 at 11:58 AM
What is Binning?
Binning is the process of combining charge from adjacent pixels in a CCD during readout.  To understand what these means you have to imagine a CCD images as...
Fri, 1 Aug, 2014 at 3:04 AM
Where are the iTelescopes located?
It would be very useful to you if the observatory locations are set into your astronomy software, like Stellarium.  For information on how to do this, check...
Tue, 23 Apr, 2019 at 1:24 PM
What is the shortest exposure I can take?
When you are imaging a fast moving asteroid or a bright planet you need much shorter times e.g. 30, 10 or in extreme cases 5 seconds or less.. The Standard...
Wed, 24 Apr, 2019 at 3:27 AM
Do I operate the telescope and CCD remotely by myself?
You totally operate the telescope system remotely via your web browser. Be Aware of the skies over the observatories via the InfoCenter. We are online in th...
Fri, 31 Aug, 2018 at 11:43 AM
Is there a risk of me doing damage to the equipment remotely?
No Way. You cannot damage anything as a result of your operations. I have tried it. These are extremely complex machines, however, and at times the telesco...
Fri, 31 Aug, 2018 at 11:39 AM
When do the telescopes use a guider?
Guiding is totally automatic on exposures of 180 seconds or more. Most of our telescopes have separate guide telescopes and guider cameras. Th...
Thu, 2 May, 2019 at 8:40 AM
Is Dew a problem?
Where the observatories are located It is generally very dry. However there are times when moisture is present. We have automatic sensors that close the obs...
Wed, 24 Apr, 2019 at 4:45 AM