Author: Stuart Parkerson

Astro-Tech XWA Eyepieces
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Astro-Tech XWA Eyepieces

The new Astro-Tech XWA eyepieces are offered in five different focal lengths and two different apparent fields of view. The 4.8mm is offered in a 110° apparent field of view and the 7mm, 9mm, 13mm and 20mm are offered in a 100° apparent field of view. The eyepieces offer an […]

Image 1 offers a Sky Chart showing the Gaia stars (only) in the Hercules Globular Cluster (M13).
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TheSky Supports Gaia Star Catalog

A new update to Software Bisque’s TheSky software includes upgraded support for the Gaia Star Catalog. The European Space Agency’s over seven year and counting Gaia satellite observation mission is producing the largest and most accurate star catalog on record, with precision astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic measurements on, at present, almost 1.7 billion stars. […]

Astro-Tech UWA 82° Eyepieces
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Astro-Tech UWA 82° Eyepieces

The New Astro-Tech UWA 82° eyepieces from Astronomics offer an 82° apparent field of view and are available in six different sizes. The eyepieces offer a seven element/four group design featuring low dispersion and high refractive index lenses and full multicoatings for high contrast, high resolution, and flat field images […]

Software Bisque
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Software Bisque

Software Bisque will be the subject this week on the Sky-Watcher What’s Up? Webcast as the Sky-Watcher team will sit down with the President of Software Bisque, Stephen Bisque. Software Bisque is known around the world for their robotic telescope mounts and control software – The Sky. Stephen Bisque, President […]

Astro-Tech PF Eyepieces
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Astro-Tech PF Eyepieces

New Astro-Tech PF Eyepieces have been announced by Astronomics. The new line of eyepieces are offered in five different focal lengths and offer 60° or 65° apparent field of views. This series of eyepiece is designed to have an inherently flat field, so it will excel at wide field observation. […]

Antlia Solar Wedge
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Antlia Solar Wedge

The Antlia Solar Wedge offers a Herschel Wedge design which replaces the standard prism diagonal at the rear of refractor telescopes to enable imaging of solar granulation and sunspots. The Herschel Wedge design is well known to give sharper, higher-contrast images while transmitting  a greatly reduced, safe amount of light […]

Sharpstar SCA260
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Sharpstar SCA260

The Sharpstar SCA260 is a fast-focal-ratio aspherical Cassegrain astrograph telescope designed with an aspherical mirror which, according to the company, “Entails sophisticated research and development, with the process of producing, manufacturing and testing being more complicated compared with that of an ordinary reflective mirror.” The Sharpstar SCA260 is wrapped with […]

Baader SunDancer II H-alpha Filter
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Baader SunDancer II H-alpha Filter

The Baader SunDancer II H-alpha Filter (with heated H-alpha Etalon from SolarSpectrum) transforms an existing telescope quickly and easily into a high performing H-alpha telescope. For telescopes up to 80mm aperture, you do not need any further accessories as the Baader SunDancer II H-alpha Filter already includes an achromatic 3x […]

Live Astro Imaging Techniques
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Live Astro Imaging Techniques

Live astro imaging techniques will be the subject this week on the Sky-Watcher What’s Up? Webcast as the team takes a look at live imaging for outreach and observing applications. Imaging is a powerful way to observe faint and distant objects. In the webcast the Sky-Watcher team takes a look […]