Author: Stuart Parkerson

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Farpoint Astro has introduced a new 8-inch Imaging Newtonian offered in f/4 and f/6 configurations. The first products will be ready to ship on June 21 and Farpoint is offering the first 10 early adopters a $1,000 discount on the telescope. Cary Chleborad and the Farpoint team have been working […]

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 […]

Sky-Watcher USA Introduces 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Telescope Astro Imaging Packages
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Sky-Watcher USA Introduces 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Telescope Astro Imaging Packages

Sky-Watcher is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and to help recognize the occasion the company is working with Starlight Xpress to offer limited-edition astrograph imaging packages. Sky-Watcher is matching its line of astrographs with the Starlight Xpress Trius SX-42 camera – virtually eliminating all of the headaches associated with configuring an […]