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iTelescope - T8 - Medium Deep Field


Observatory: Siding Spring - Australia - MPC Q62

(TEL T8 0.32-m f/9.0 Ritchey-Chretien + CCD + f/6.1 focal reducer)

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UTC +10:00 New South Wales, Australia Daylight savings time is observed.

Minimum Target Elevation: Approx 35 Degrees East : 20 Degrees West

South 31° 16' 24" East 149° 03' 52" Elevation: 1165m

Operational Notes

Medium Deep Field. Hybrid Missions. Typically used for Photometry, Narrowband and RGB (via RVB) Imaging. FITS and TIF file formats. Dark Frame calibration data is available for 60, 120, 180, 300, 600 second exposures. Binx1 - Binx2.

T8 is a 12.5" RCOS telescope based at SSO in Australia. It has a selection of narrowband imaging and photometric filters. Its teamed with a sensitive ST10-XME CCD.

T8 is a prime science and imaging platform in the southern hemisphere Its a highly reliable telescope which has enabled countless iTelescope users to capture southern glories as well as valuable science data. It has often been used in Hubble Space Telescope support missions.

T8 has exceptional optics and it has already been able to gather data of APOD winning quality.

IMPORTANT NOTES: T8 is externally Guided: Please limit sub-exposure times to 300 seconds or less for best results. T8 has a very sensitive NABG CCD. It wll bloom bright stars if over exposed.

Instrument Package

  • QE: 80% peak
  • Full Well: 77Ke- Non Anti Blooming Gate
  • Dark Current: 0.9 e'/pixel/sec at 0° C
  • Pixel Size: 6.8 microns
  • Resolution: 0.64 arcsec/pixel
  • Sensor: KAF3200ME Frontlit
  • Cooling: -15C Summer : -20C Winter
  • Array: 2184 x 1472 pixels (14.9x10mm)
  • FOV: 15.9 x 23.7 arcmin
  • Filters: Clear, UVBRI, Narrowband.
  • Position Angle: 268º

Telescope Optics

  • OTA: RCOS 12.5"
  • Optical Design: Ritchey-Chrétien Cassegrain
  • Aperture: 317mm
  • Focal Length: 2166 mm - (focal reducer)
  • F/Ratio: f/6.9
  • Guiding: External
  • Mount: Paramount PME