Author: Lance Palmer

Volume 8, Issue 5
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Volume 8, Issue 5

In this issue, editor Gary Parkerson discusses a full spectrum of imaging options as well as catering to his visual side with his review of the Skylight Telescopes 102F7ED Refractor, Mark Zaslove falls in love with the Avalon M-Zero Single-Arm Mount, Austin Grant test drives the Sky-Watcher Esprit 100-mm ED […]

Volume 8, Issue 4
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Volume 8, Issue 4

In this issue editor Gary Parkerson discusses :Labors of Love: Astronomy Star Products:; Dr. James Dire shows how William Optics has done it again with the William Optics Star 71 Refractor; Sean Melehan demonstrates how the Gondwana Telescopes Marana is a big-aperture cure for fat lips and slip discs; Larry […]

Volume 8, Issue 3
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Volume 8, Issue 3

In this issue Austin Grant images with the Baader MPCC Mark III and a TPO 10-inch Imaging Newt; Dave Snay demonstrates a better way to clean optics using First Contact Polymer; Calculating the Perfect Telescope Size Post Paracorr Type-2 by James R. Dire, Ph.D.; NEAIC and NEAF 2014: The Whole […]

Volume 8, Issue 2
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Volume 8, Issue 2

In this issue learn about axis guiding and real time autofocus with the ONAG and SharpLock from inventor Dr. Gaston Baudat, see how Dave Snay’s expectations are exceeded with Astrotroniks Custom Pier Adapters, Dr. James R. Dire installs a MoonLite CR Newtonian Focuser using a MoonLite Adapter Kit, Richard S. […]

Volume 8, Issue 1
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Volume 8, Issue 1

Editor Gary Parkerson discusses the legacy of John Dobson, Andy Cheng test drives the Hubble Optics UL18 f/4.5, Dr. James Dire continues his review of the Sky-Watcher USA ProED 80-mm and 100-mm Apo Refractors, André Van der Elst heats things up with the Baader Planetarium Cool-Ceramic Safety Herschel Wedge, Austin […]

Volume 7, Issue 6
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Volume 7, Issue 6

In this issue Dr. James Dire tests the Sky-Watcher USA 120-mm ProED Doublet APO Refractor, Austin Grant has as blast with the iOptron SkyTracker., “Uncle” Rod Mollise announces that the “The Video Revolution Cometh” with the MallinCam Junior Pro, Keith Venables analyzes telescope resolution measurements at the 2013 Texas Star […]

Volume 7, Issue 5
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Volume 7, Issue 5

André Van der Elst demonstrates how the Baader Apo 95/560 CaF2 Travel Companion is a top-quality grab-and-go crossover apochromat, Mark Zaslove’s “Ode to an OSC” – The QHY12, Jody Raney shows how the ADM DV-Series Saddle can make a great mount even better, Reid Williams and editor Gary Parkerson provide […]

Volume 7, Issue 4
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Volume 7, Issue 4

In this issue Editor Gary Parkerson tells us about “An Artist Has Lost His Tools” – how Paul Van Slyke lost his manufacturing facility in the Black Forest fire, Dr. James Dire test drives the William Optics Gran Turismo 81-mm Refractor, Ernest Shekolyan deep sky observing experience with the Levenhuk […]

Volume 7, Issue 3
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Volume 7, Issue 3

In this issue Damian G. Allis, Ph.D. examines the new design approaches and old-fashioned craftsmanship of the 16-inch f/4.5 collapsible-truss Dobsonian from New Moon Telescopes, Mark Zaslove demonstrates how a bigger (field of view) is better with the Boren-Simon 6-inch “Baby” PowerNewt, Richard Wright builds his wide-field dream machine combining […]

Volume 7, Issue 2
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Volume 7, Issue 2

In this issue Mark Zaslove puts the iOptron iEQ30 through its paces, Erik Wilcox explains how the Baader Planetarium Q-Turret Eyepiece Set is an affordable kit that delivers, Theodore Saker reveals the uniqueness of the M-Uno Mount, Steven Aggas designs a custom active cooling system for a primary telescope mirror, […]

Volume 7, Issue 1
Issues

Volume 7, Issue 1

In this issue Editor Gary Parkerson gives a big thank you to all of the individuals and organizations that contribute articles and content to the magazine, Jim Thompson explains why he thinks video astronomy is the future of observing, “Uncle” Rod Mollise tries out the Orion StarShoot DVR Digital Video […]

Volume 6, Issue 6
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Volume 6, Issue 6

In this issue Austin Grant tries out astronomical and terrestrial imaging with the Canon 60Da; Steve Aggas takes us through the steps of building his 36-inch custom Dobsonian for the Apache-Sitgreaves Center for Astrophysics; Rick Saunders provides an ATM solution for building driving stepper motors; Gary Parkerson reviews The Great […]