Author: Stuart Parkerson

Orion StarSeeker IV
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Orion StarSeeker IV

The Orion StarSeeker IV 80mm GoTo Refractor offers the ease of motorized object-location technology and optical performance at low price. Featuring multi-coated 80mm wide-field refractor optics (f/5), this compact telescope delivers sharp views of the Moon’s surface, the planets, and bright deep-sky objects. The included Orion StarSeeker IV GoTo Mount […]

Orion StarShoot G24
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Orion StarShoot G24

The Orion StarShoot G24 is the first full format (35mm film size) CMOS camera the company has offered. Built around the Sony IMX410 CMOS chip, the G24 offers a massive 43.3mm diagonal sensor with 5.94 micron pixels, over 80% QE, and a full resolution of 6064×4040 pixels. The camera offers […]

Orion ShortTube 80 EQ
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Orion ShortTube 80 EQ

The Orion ShortTube 80 EQ offers a multi-coated 80mm (3.1″) achromatic doublet lens with a short focal length of 400mm (f/5), which provides bright, crisp, wide-field views of star fields and deep-space objects. Aim it at the Moon and you’ll enjoy surface detail that floods the field of view. The […]

TPO UltraWide 180
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TPO UltraWide 180

The TPO UltraWide 180 Astrophotography Lens & Guide Scope is among the smallest dedicated astrophotography telescopes on the market. Weighing in at less than a pound, the TPO UltraWide 180 offers a uniquely portable astrophotography telescope/lens. With a 180mm focal length and a fast f/4.5 focal ratio, this scope can […]

PrimaluceLab ECCO2 Dew Controller
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PrimaluceLab ECCO2 Dew Controller

The PrimaluceLab ECCO2 Dew Controller is an innovative, updated computerized dew controller providing automated dew heater management and has been designed for astrophotographers to provide smart dew control during long imaging sessions. The PrimaluceLab ECCO2 improves on the original model with the integration of temperature, humidity and pressure sensors. The […]

Atik Apx60 CMOS Camera
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Atik Apx60 CMOS Camera

Late last year Atik Cameras announced the upcoming availability of the Atik Apx60 CMOS camera, the latest addition to Atik’s growing portfolio of CMOS sensor cameras. They have now announced the camera will be available later this year. According to Atik’s Amy Barton, “We can now confirm that production of […]

Orion VersaGo GX 80ST Telescope
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Orion VersaGo GX 80ST Telescope

The Orion VersaGo GX 80ST Telescope offers an 80mm altazimuth refractor that combines the company’s popular ShortTube 80mm compact refractor with a new mount, the lightweight VersaGo GX Altazimuth. The result is a telescope that is fun and hassle free to use, and can go anywhere at a moment’s notice. […]

Black-CAT Mount
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Black-CAT Mount

The Black-CAT Mount by ProAstroGear connects ZWO ASiair, EAF and guide scopes to the William Optics RedCat 51 and SpaceCat 51 telescopes. The mount includes precise gears that allows the EAF to control the focus of the scope. The benefit of the gears compared to belt is that the gears […]

Stellarium Planetarium Update
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Stellarium Planetarium Update

Stellarium planetarium software is an open-source application which renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time displaying stars, constellations, planets, nebulae and more. Stellarium is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 and is available for Linux, Windows, and macOS. Stellarium provides a real-time view of […]