Our telescope is also available for rental over the web, so everyone can use it to image his desired targets. As we are right now using ASA’s software (which includes a scheduling system), we can basically set up a night’s worth of imaging time and the system works alone, including targeting, focusing and “guiding” (not really needed with our mount).
So, waiting to switch to a more internet-capable solution (like ACP Scheduler), you can send us your imaging request as a simple email. Please include the following data in your request:
- Your name
- Coordinates of object (either RA /DEC or common name)
- Requested imaging time (please specify which filters you want to use, together with the exposure times)
- Optional items like dithering
Send this request to me by mail at email@example.com. An example could be like:
Observer: Max Mueller Coordinates: M 31 Imaging: 10x L 300sec; 10x R 300sec 2x2;10x G 300sec 2x2; 10x B 300sec 2x2 Dithering: true
[important]It is a good idea to use a planetarium program (like TheSky, StarryNight, Stellarium or Cartes du Ciel) to plan such a request. In that case please use the coordinates of our observatory:
The data of our current imaging train is as follows:
- Focal lenght: 3285mm
- Diameter: 500mm
- CCD size: 4096×4096 pixel, each 9miu big (FLI Proline 16803)
- Available Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Ha7, OIII, S2
[notice]We will give away the first 10 imaging hours for free (one hour per user maximum). So hurry and take your chance :)[/notice]
The regular hourly rate of the system would be, for now, EUR 35,- per hour.