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iTelescope - T3 - One Shot Color
iTelescope - T3 - One Shot Color


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

UTC Minus 7:00. Daylight savings time is observed

Minimum Target Elevation: Approx 25 - 45 Degrees

N 32° 54’ Decimal: 32.9 North

W 105° 31’ Decimal: 105.5 West

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

Operational Notes

Med-Wide Field. Typically used for One Shot Color imaging. FITS and TIF file formats.

(Also emailed Jpeg for Demo accounts)

Raw data can be found at data.itelescope.net

Dark Frame calibration data is available for 60, 120, 180, 300, 600 second exposures.

Bin x 1 ONLY for Color. Bin x 2 images will produce monochrome data.

T3 is part of the iTelescope public outreach program run in partnership with the Research School for Astronomy & Astrophysics and also used by the general public as an educational tool.

Demo level members also receive an Emailed color JPEG image as well as access to raw data via FTP server.

IMPORTANT NOTES: T3 is Externally Guided: Please limit sub-exposure times to 300 seconds or less for best results.

Instrument Package

  • CCD: SBIG ST-8300C One Shot Color CCD
  • Full Well: ~25,500e- ABG
  • Dark Current: ~0.02e- / pixel / sec at -15°
  • Pixel Size: 5.4um Square
  • Resolution: 1.02 arc-secs/pixel
  • Sensor: Frontlit
  • Cooling: -20C Winter (-10C Summer)
  • Array: 3326 x 2504 (8.3 Megapixels)
  • FOV: 42.4 x 56.3 arc-mins
  • Filters: NA
  • Position Angle: 000º

Telescope Optics

  • OTA: Takahashi TOA-150
  • Optical Design: Apochromatic Refractor
  • Aperture: 150mm
  • Focal Length: 1095mm
  • F/Ratio: f7.3
  • Guiding: Internal
  • Mount: Paramount GTS