Author: Stuart Parkerson

New Celestron CGX-L Computerized Equatorial Telescope Mount Now Offers 75-Pound Load Capacity
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New Celestron CGX-L Computerized Equatorial Telescope Mount Now Offers 75-Pound Load Capacity

Celestron’s newly designed CGX-L Computerized Equatorial Mount is the latest addition to the company’s fully computerized equatorial mount series and now offers a hefty 75-pound load capacity. Capable of carrying Celestron’s largest optical tubes, CGX-L is designed for backyard observatories and remote imagers looking for exceptional load capacity-to-weight ratio, compact […]

Celestron Offers Full Line of EclipSmart Optics and Observing Kits for 2017 American Solar Eclipse
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Celestron Offers Full Line of EclipSmart Optics and Observing Kits for 2017 American Solar Eclipse

Celestron has introduced its EclipSmart solar safe optics and observing kits in advance of the 2017 North American Total Solar Eclipse. The EclipSmart line includes everything you need to plan, experience, photograph, and celebrate America’s total solar eclipse including 100-percent Solar Safe glasses, binoculars, and telescopes, plus smartphone/DSLR photo filters, […]

Image 2: Paramount MEII carrying a TEC140 and a TEC180, set up for simultaneous imaging.
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A Practical Automated Multi-Camera Astro Imaging System Design: One Mount, One Computer, Two Imaging Cameras

By Peter Rejto Peter Rejto, born into a family of musicians, initially followed a scientific career path, but ultimately left the doctoral biochemistry program at UC Berkeley to become a concert cellist. Now Professor Emeritus at Oberlin College, Rejto lives in Sydney, Australia with his family, but continues to direct […]

Software Bisque’s Paramount Astronomy Software Suite Now Includes TheSkyX Pro for Linux and Raspbian
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Software Bisque’s Paramount Astronomy Software Suite Now Includes TheSkyX Pro for Linux and Raspbian

Software Bisque’s Paramount Software Suite, shipped with all Paramount mounts, has always come with macOS and Windows versions of TheSkyX Professional Edition, not to mention the Camera Add On, the Multi-OS and Six License Add On, and the TPoint Add On. The Paramount Software Suite thumb drive now also includes […]

iOptron Extends Its Range of Astronomy Camera Mounts with iOptron SkyGuider Pro
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iOptron Extends Its Range of Astronomy Camera Mounts with iOptron SkyGuider Pro

Four years ago, iOptron introduced the SkyGuider; which quickly became a tool of choice for serious astro-scape and wide-field astro-imaging. Since then, there has been an explosion of interest in this popular genre of outdoor photography. As users’ imaginations pushed existing tracking devices to their limits, iOptron designers recognized it […]