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ATT Volume 14 Issue 3
Issues

ATT Volume 14 Issue 3

In this issue Publisher Stuart Parkerson discusses the history of telescope innovation that continues today; Rob Pettengill, Ph.D. offers a technique for blind smart-phone equatorial wedge or Gem polar alignment; Matt Harmston explains a beginner’s approach to remote video astronomy requiring only basic viewing gear; Jim Meadows offers a plus […]

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Reviews

The GSO 8-Inch Ritchey–Chrétien Telescope

I recently reviewed a Guan Sheng Optical (GSO) 8-inch classical Cassegrain telescope for Astronomy Technology Today. In this article, I review the GSO 8-inch GSO Ritchey–Chrétien.  The classical Cassegrain would be the better choice for visual use, while the Ritchey–Chrétien is the better instrument for astronomical imaging. American astronomer George […]

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Proposes Using Small Telescopes Operated by Citizen Scientists for a Community Exoplanet Transit Timing Survey
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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Proposes Using Small Telescopes Operated by Citizen Scientists for a Community Exoplanet Transit Timing Survey

There is no more fertile area for the emerging field of Citizen Scientists than amateur astronomy. For many years groups like the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) have supported the professional astronomy community as the group notes, “Professional astronomers have neither the time nor the telescopes needed to […]

New Image Processing Services Helps Astroimagers Get the Most out of their Astroimages
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New Image Processing Services Helps Astroimagers Get the Most out of their Astroimages

Astroimager Kfir Simon has started a new service – Image Processing Services (IPS) – to help fellow astroimagers get the most out of their images. The offerings include working directly with clients to process specific images, offering one-on-one tutorials on astroimaging techniques/software and series of online how-to videos. Pricing is […]