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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 […]

Astro-Physics Offers SLR Camera Adapters for Use with Prime Focus Field Flatteners for Astroimaging
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Astro-Physics Offers SLR Camera Adapters for Use with Prime Focus Field Flatteners for Astroimaging

While Astro-Physics is well known for its incredibly built mounts and telescopes, the company also offers a number of accessories built with the same dedication to quality. This includes adapters for SLR cameras. Astro-Physics now offers several different camera adapters for use with a number of camera manufacturers in combination […]

ATT Volume 14 Issue 2
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ATT Volume 14 Issue 2

In this issue Publisher Stuart Parkerson talks about opportunities to share amateur astronomy; Matt Harmston shows how the Mallincam Skyraider is the fast track to a deep sky; Simon Tang provides a technical overview of the pros and cons of Canon’s new EOS RA astronomy camera; Mike Weasner try’s out […]

Clearline Technology Now Offers New Replacement Meade LX200 “Classic” Hand Controller
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Clearline Technology Now Offers New Replacement Meade LX200 “Classic” Hand Controller

Clearline Technology Corporation uses modern materials, components, and processes to create replacement parts for the venerable Meade Instruments LX-200 telescope. Among its current lineup are the Motor Encoder Board – LX200 Classic/LXD650/LXD750; Calibration Tool for LX200 Motor Encoder Board; and a Boot-Up Emulator for the Meade LX200 Hand Controller. They […]