Author: Stuart Parkerson

Clear Sky Lab Releases AstroPiBox Using Raspberry Pi Linux Platform for Telescope Autoguiding
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Clear Sky Lab Releases AstroPiBox Using Raspberry Pi Linux Platform for Telescope Autoguiding

Clear Sky Lab’s AstroPiBox, a French-language autonomous autoguiding platform, is based upon the Raspberry Pi Linux platform. Recently released out of beta, the platform leverages the Raspberry Pi for autoguiding, offering several distinct advantages: (1) Power consumption of only a few watts, which makes it possible to use a portable […]

Tele Vue Offers Adaptors for Using a Smartphone or DSLR with a Telescope to Take Photos of the 2017 Solar Eclipse
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Tele Vue Offers Adaptors for Using a Smartphone or DSLR with a Telescope to Take Photos of the 2017 Solar Eclipse

While Tele Vue may be best known for creating state-of-the-art eyepieces and high-end telescopes, the company also offers a number accessories for observing and imaging. Recent additions to the company’s lineup include two types of Digiscoping adapters and Digital Indicator kits. Digiscoping Taking photos through a telescope eyepiece is an […]

Mirro-Sphere Offers New Concept in Truss Tube Telescope Design with True Serrurier Truss Telescope
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Mirro-Sphere Offers New Concept in Truss Tube Telescope Design with True Serrurier Truss Telescope

Mirro-sphere’s 12-inch Serrurier-truss telescope (Image 1) represents a new concept in truss-tube design. The f/4 carbon-fiber and aluminum Newtonian is 100-percent designed and manufactured in France – mechanics and optics – to the highest specifications. It is designed for advanced amateur astronomers who want the best quality on the market. […]

10Micron’s New Generation of Robotic Fork Observatory Class Telescope Mounts
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10Micron’s New Generation of Robotic Fork Observatory Class Telescope Mounts

Among 10Micron’s latest projects is its AZ DDS (Direct Drive System), a new generation of professional robotic telescope mounts in an alt-azimuth fork configuration that incorporates a software-integrated de-rotator/focuser. The AZ DDS is the latest realization of 10Micron’s long experience with robotic astronomical mounts. It was developed specifically for professional […]