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The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) to Host Meeting in Toronto, Canada June 13 – 16, 2019

The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) is an international non-profit organization of variable star observers whose mission is to enable anyone, anywhere, to participate in scientific discovery through variable star astronomy. The organization will host its Spring Meeting June 13 – 16 in Toronto, Canada. The AAVSO was […]

The Society for Astronomical Sciences Will Hold its 38th Annual SAS Symposium on Telescope Science May 30 in Ontario, California
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The Society for Astronomical Sciences Will Hold its 38th Annual SAS Symposium on Telescope Science May 30 in Ontario, California

The Society for Astronomical Sciences (SAS) will hosting its 38th annual Symposium on May 30-31-June 1, 2019 in Ontario, California. This event is a joint meeting with the Center for Backyard Astrophysics. The event will be held at the Ontario Gateway Hotel. Each year over 100 participants from North and […]

INDIGO Platform Offers Standards and Frameworks for Multiplatform and Distributed Astronomy Software Development
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INDIGO Platform Offers Standards and Frameworks for Multiplatform and Distributed Astronomy Software Development

INDIGO is a system of standards and frameworks for multiplatform and distributed astronomy software development designed to scale with a specific user’s needs. INDIGO is a product of the INDIGO initiative, group of amateur/professional astronomers, software developers and hardware vendors The initiative is supported by a number of astronomy related […]

Example of a GEM-style equatorial mount made from two D11 drive units, counterweight plate, plus mounting hardware.
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Xerxes Scientific is a New Company Offering Semi-Custom Telescope Mounts and Control Systems for Astro Imaging

Xerxes Scientific is a new company that was created to offer semi-custom telescope mounts and control systems for astronomical imaging. Their initial products are D11 and D21 direct drive modules which are part of their modular telescope mount system, which can either be incorporated into custom telescope mounts or be […]

Orion Telescopes and Binoculars Release New 10″ and 12” f/8 Truss Tube Ritchey-Chrétien Astrograph Telescopes
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Orion Telescopes and Binoculars Release New 10″ and 12” f/8 Truss Tube Ritchey-Chrétien Astrograph Telescopes

Orion has introduced the new 10″ and 12” f/8 Truss Tube Ritchey-Chrétien Astrographs. Each telescope features premium quartz mirror optics in its hyperbolic primary and secondary to achieve flat images that are virtually free of chromatic aberration, for true-color performance. The primary mirror and the secondary mirror are figured from […]