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St. John’s College Installs the World’s Only Working Armillary Sphere, A Precursor to the First Telescopes
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St. John’s College Installs the World’s Only Working Armillary Sphere, A Precursor to the First Telescopes

St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico has turned back the clock, way back, as they have commissioned and installed on their campus the only completely operational Tycho Brahe armillary sphere in existence. The intricate device was originally invented in the 16th century by astronomer Tycho Brahe and was […]

iOptron’s New LiteRoc 1.75″ Tripod is Now Available for the iOptron AZ Mount Pro as Well As iOptron’s CEM25P and CEM25EC Mounts
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iOptron’s New LiteRoc 1.75″ Tripod is Now Available for the iOptron AZ Mount Pro as Well As iOptron’s CEM25P and CEM25EC Mounts

iOptron’s new ‘LiteRoc’ 1.75″ tripod delivers high stability in a lighter, more compact package than its previous 2-inch version. It is now available for the iOptron AZ Mount Pro as well as iOptron’s CEM25P and CEM25EC Mounts. The LiteRoc tripod features a 1.75-inch upper leg section with a 1.5-inch diameter […]

Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Lens Offers Interesting Option for Astro Imaging With Fuji X, Sony E, & Canon M Cameras
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Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Lens Offers Interesting Option for Astro Imaging With Fuji X, Sony E, & Canon M Cameras

The Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Lens is available now for $199 USD for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras including Fuji X, Sony E and Canon M systems. The lens is an 8mm equivalent fisheye prime specially designed for mirrorless cameras with APS-C and MFT sensors providing the ability to […]