By Gary Parkerson Astronomy Technology Today Executive Editor Gary Parkerson discovered early in his amateur-astronomy career that he was as fascinated by the tools of astronomy as by the amazing celestial objects they reveal – perhaps more so. 1: Accommodating Wide-Ranging IPDs Image 1 is a photo of six-year-old Spencer […]
Author: Stuart Parkerson
For the past couple of years, Skynet University has made its introductory-level undergraduate observing course Astronomy with Skynet: Our Place In Space! available to anyone who wants to try their hand at using its global network of robotic telescopes, through its Skynet University program. Skynet recently opened its two non-observing […]
Recognizing the growing demand for an accurate and stable equatorial mount with the versatility to carry larger instruments and more complex imaging arrays, iOptron has extended its revolutionary center-balance design to the greater-than-100-pound-payload class with the CEM120. iOptron’s unique “center balance” design yields stability, accuracy and smooth mechanical operation, characteristics […]
Atik Camera Horizon CMOS Camera Is a Great Match for Shorter Focal Length Telescopes and Camera Lenses
The Atik Horizon was Atik Camera’s first foray into offering cameras with CMOS sensors. The Horizon offers the same high quality craftmanship offered throughout the Atik product line and combines exceptionally low read noise with high read speeds and a high megapixel count, all at an affordable price. According to […]
Yes, it’s hot during the day during the Summer, but that makes it one of the best times to get out, enjoy the cooler evenings and see what the nighttime skies have to offer. And sometimes you want to grab and go without lugging around a bunch of equipment, eyepieces, […]
By Mark Zaslove A two-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of the coveted Humanitas Prize, Mark is a born-again astro noobie, who once had an Optical Craftsman scope as a kid, and is now recapturing his youthful enthusiasm (with a digital twist) and having a lovely time doing it. What do […]
The Rest of the Year Holds a Number of Cool Celestial Events – Including Mars Being Closest to Earth in 60,000 Years
While 2018 is almost halfway over, there are still plenty of cool celestial events to watch during the rest of the year. While 2018 is almost halfway over, there are still plenty of cool celestial events to watch during the rest of the year. One of the biggest is Mars […]
Check out this video from Dylan O’Donnell who explains his setup for viewing and imaging the Mars 2018 Opposition.
Check Out Moonraker Telescopes Out of This World Telescope on Netflix’s Altered Carbon Sci-Fi Series
Check out this awesome trailer of Netflix’s Altered Carbon Sci-Fi Series featuring a one of a kind Moonraker telescope!
Viewers of the new original Netflix series Altered Carbon are given a glimpse into a future where humans can transfer their minds from body to body, and a rebel is brought back to life to solve a twisted, high-stakes murder case. Based on an award-winning Altered Carbon cyberpunk novel by […]
Every year since 1997, the Astronomischer Arbeitskreis Salzkammergut astronomy club in Austria has published the CCD Guide in DVD format, which assists astrophotographers in planning their imaging projects. Besides a huge number of reference images, the CCD-Guide contains software to find images, to view images and to obtain all necessary […]
Mike Zammit, owner of StarStructure Telescopes, is relocating his telescope manufacturing facilities to a new dark sky area located 2.5 acres in south-west Inverness Florida next to the Citrus Wildlife management area. At the new facility, Mike will continue to create custom built Truss Dobsonian telescopes that are built to […]