Author: Stuart Parkerson

Winter Star Party 2022
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Winter Star Party 2022

The Winter Star Party 2022 “WSP” will again be held in the Florida Keys at Camp Weesumkee from Jan 31st – Feb 6th, 2022. The event is hosted by the Southern Cross Astronomical Society of Miami and is unique in that it occurs mid-winter during the height of the Florida […]

Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox Micro
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Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox Micro

The Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox Micro is designed for the “grab and go” astrophotographer. The device can provide up to 10 amps of power, has four 12V outputs, two dew heater channels, an adjustable voltage power output and an environmental sensor to monitor humidity and temperature (dew point). A powerful […]

AAS Willmann-Bell Titles Now Available
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AAS Willmann-Bell Titles Now Available

Earlier this year The American Astronomical Society (AAS) announced the acquisition of the remarkable inventory of books, star atlases, and software produced and sold by Willmann-Bell, Inc., founded in 1973 by Perry and Patricia Remaklus of Richmond, Virginia. As many are familiar, for decades Willmann-Bell was among the most respected […]

Orion 2″ Photo-Visual Coma Corrector
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Orion 2″ Photo-Visual Coma Corrector

The new Orion 2″ Photo-Visual Coma Corrector for Newtonians minimizes the coma inherent in fast Newtonian reflectors with focal ratios from f/3.5 to f/6. Coma appears as flared, comet-shaped stars and gets progressively worse farther out from the center of the field. This coma corrector greatly reduces this effect as […]

Shelyak UVEX Spectrograph
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Shelyak UVEX Spectrograph

The Shelyak UVEX Spectrograph is a cross Czerny-Turner spectrograph design optimized for wavelengths from near UV (<400nm) to near IR (1µm) to get the best from new cameras and achromatic telescopes. As the company notes, “The UVEX Spectrograph is particularly suitable for use on Ritchey-Chretien type telescopes with a diameter […]

nPAE Maia Accessory Adaptors
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nPAE Maia Accessory Adaptors

nPAE has announced a new version of its Maia Accessory Adaptors including a T2 to 1.25″ adaptor and a 2’ version that feature 4 clamping points and a parfocal ring for precise adjustment. The new adaptors are parfocal and provide the ability to reposition an accessory in the socket in […]

New Widefield Data Subscription
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New Widefield Data Subscription

Martin Pugh Astrophotography is offering a new southern hemisphere widefield data subscription. The setup includes: – Avalon M-Zero Mount – no more meridian flips – Primary Camera: ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro One-Shot-Color with additional dual-band filter. – ASKAR 200mm f4 lens – Secondary Camera: QHY600 One-Shot Color with visible spectrum […]

Night Skies of November
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Night Skies of November

The night skies of November will be the subject this week on the Sky-Watcher What’s Up? Webcast. The Sky-Watcher team will check out the night skies of November; from the full moon, comets, meteor showers to a selection of deep sky targets to image and observe. The Sky-Watcher What’s Up? […]