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iTelescope - T14 - Wide Field
iTelescope - T14 - Wide Field


Observatory: Mayhill, New Mexico (New Mexico Skies) - MPC H06

(TEL T14 0.10-m f/5.0 astrograph + CCD)

UTC Minus 7:00. Daylight savings time is observed

Minimum Target Elevation: Approx 20-25 Degrees

N 32° 54’ Decimal: 32.9 North

W 105° 31’ Decimal: 105.5 West

Elevation: 2,225 metres (7,298 ft)

Operational Notes

Very Wide Field Telescope. Typically used for Wide Field RGB / Narrowband Imaging, but also carries a Photometric V filter. FITS and TIF file formats. Dark Frame calibration data is available for 60, 120, 180, 300, 600 second exposures. Binx1 - Binx2.

T14 is a great platform for wide angle imaging and can also do valuable science with its photometric V filter. This little Takahashi FSQ gets a lot of use from science users scanning for asteroids and working on variable stars, and nothing can match its very wide field portraits and its performance on the sky's larger extended objects such as large nebula, clusters, bright comets and even catching fast moving Near Earth Objects.

Please Note. T14's GT-1100S mount is NOT able to use tracking offsets for objects such as comets and NEOs.

Instrument Package

  • CCD: SBIG STL-11000M
  • QE: 50% Peak
  • Full Well: ~50,000e- Anti Blooming Gate (ABG)
  • Dark Current: 0.5 e-/pixel/sec. @ 0º C
  • Pixel Size: 9um Square
  • Resolution: 3.5 arc-secs/pixel
  • Sensor: Frontlit
  • Cooling: Set to -15ºC default
  • Array: 4008 by 2672 (10.7 Mega pixels)
  • FOV: 155.8 x 233.7 arc-mins
  • Filters: LRGB, Ha, SII & OIII and V
  • Position Angle: 090º

Telescope Optics

  • OTA: Takahashi FSQ Fluorite
  • Optical Design: Petzval Apochromat Astrograph
  • Aperture: 106mm (0.1 metre)
  • Focal Length: 530mm (.53 metre)
  • F/Ratio: f5.0
  • Guiding: External
  • Mount: Paramount GT-1100S