Author: Stuart Parkerson

Ab Light Flat Calibration Panel
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Ab Light Flat Calibration Panel

The Ab Light Flat Calibration Panel from Wa-chur-ed Observatory produces high quality flats for both broadband (RGB) and narrowband astronomical imaging. It uses LEDs arranged around an acrylic light pipe of a special type that provides more even (flat) illumination over the area.  Residual error is minimized by the use […]

Solar Eclipse Photography
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Solar Eclipse Photography

Solar eclipse photography will be the subject this week on the Sky-Watcher What’s Up? Webcast. Two solar eclipses will grace North America in 2023 and 2024. Now is the time to start preparing for these amazing celestial events. The Sky-Watcher team will take a close look at solar eclipse photography […]

Power*Star Power Hub
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Power*Star Power Hub

The Power*Star power hub is a power and data distribution hub for astrophotography from Wa-chur-ed Observatory. The primary motivation in designing the Power*Star was to minimize the amount of cabling required in astrophotography, especially cables going between the fixed and moving parts of a mount. The Power*Star power hub is […]

PlaneWave Instruments Adaptive Optics
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PlaneWave Instruments Adaptive Optics

PlaneWave Instruments adaptive optics are now available in a partnership with Hart Scientific Consulting International (HartSCI). The new partnership offers the world’s first commercially pre-integrated adaptive optics solution. PlaneWave Instruments manufactures world-class telescopes and observatory systems. The new solution is in response to the increased need for advanced applications within […]

Balor sCMOS Astronomy Camera
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Balor sCMOS Astronomy Camera

The Balor sCMOS Astronomy Camera is Andor’s very large area sCMOS camera platform for astronomy. The camera features an enhanced FoV 16.9 Megapixel, 70mm diagonal sensor, coupled with fast, low noise readout capability. Balor is ideal for measuring photometric and astrometric variability from milliseconds to tens of seconds timescales. The […]

Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ Mounts
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Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ Mounts

The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ mounts will be the subject this week on the Sky-Watcher What’s Up? Webcast. The Sky-Watcher team will check out the Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ mounts (AZ-EQ5 and AZ-EQ6) which offer a unique blend of capabilities by provide both Alt-AZ and EQ capabilities. These mounts provide the perfect platform for […]

Prism v11 Astroimaging Software
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Prism v11 Astroimaging Software

Prism v11 Astroimaging Software is the latest version of Hyperion Astronomy’s all-inclusive software program for astro imagers. Originally created over 25 years ago, Prism V11 runs alone and requires no external software to interact with it to operate. There is no need for autofocus, guiding, plate solving, etc. – it […]

APM 40 x 110 MS ED Binoculars
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APM 40 x 110 MS ED Binoculars

The new APM 40 x 110 MS ED Binoculars are the latest in the APM Magnesium Series and will soon be available, according to Markus Ludes with APM Telescopes. Equipped with an impressively sharp wide-angle eyepiece, user will easily find distant galaxies, the Moon, planets and star clusters. As Markus […]

Unistellar Nocturne App Update
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Unistellar Nocturne App Update

A Unistellar Nocturne App Update is now available. Unistellar has launched in Nocturne V2 for iPhone, helping users to identify constellations, galaxies, nebulae, planets and more in their own night photos. By selecting various viewing options from the ‘Overlay’ tab in the app, Nocturne V2 allows users to improve their […]

Sky-Watcher Virtuoso GTi Dobsonian
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Sky-Watcher Virtuoso GTi Dobsonian

The new Sky-Watcher Virtuoso GTi Dobsonian is a high performing collapsible tabletop telescope that offers a combination of convenience, flexibility, and light-gathering power – and now with Wi-Fi. Ideally suited for both the beginning astronomy enthusiast looking for a first telescope and as a casual backyard/travel alternative for the experienced […]