Author: Stuart Parkerson

Sept. 1, 2019. AMC Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins, Maine Woods, Maine-- Photo by Alex Catullo.
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AMC Maine Woods International Dark Sky Park

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has announced that the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC) Maine Woods property has become the first International Dark Sky Park in New England. This certification is given to land possessing an exceptional quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its […]

Pegasus Astro Scops OAG
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Pegasus Astro Scops OAG

The Pegasus Astro Scops OAG is a motorized off axis guider that is designed for remote operation and providing the ability allows adjust a guide camera focus with great precision. When operated via ASCOM focus drivers or standalone software, the Scops OAG provides an easy solution for guiding an equatorial […]

Astro Devices Nexus DSC Pro
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Astro Devices Nexus DSC Pro

The Astro Devices Nexus DSC Pro is an advanced digital setting circles computer for your telescope that packs all the latest technologies into a device designed for your telescope. With the Astro Devices Nexus DSC Pro’s upgraded CPU, memory, RAM, and sensors, you can store more objects in the database, […]

Orion G10 Starshoot Mono Camera
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Orion G10 Starshoot Mono Camera

The Orion G10 Starshoot Mono camera is the monochrome version of the company’s G10 camera, providing significant improvements in sensitivity as well as versatility. When compared to Orion’s previous monochrome CMOS camera (the G16) the G10 Mono features two major improvements over the G16, including a 14-bit sensor (the Sony […]

Astro-Physics Accessories
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Astro-Physics Accessories

New Astro-Physics accessories are now available for owners of Astro-Physics telescopes and mounts. The good news is that several of these Astro-Physics accessories can also be used with non Astro-Physics equipment – meaning anyone can enjoy the Astro-Physics famed build quality and performance. Among the recently released accessories are: Counterweight […]

Lowell Observatory
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Lowell Observatory

In this week’s  What’s Up? Webcast the Sky-Watcher USA will Webcast sit down with the director of Lowell Observatory, Dr. Jeff Hall and take a close look at the history of Lowell Observatory, where it is going, its outreach efforts and more. The Sky-Watcher What’s Up? Webcast is a live […]

PrimaLuceLab Eagle LE
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PrimaLuceLab Eagle LE

The PrimaLuceLab Eagle LE Control Unit does away with connecting your telescope to a laptop or desktop computer with lengthy cables and big batteries. In a single PrimaLuceLab Eagle LE you have a Windows 10 Enterprise computer, fast SSD storage, eight USB ports, an advanced power distribution system for all […]

Star-Hop Maker App
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Star-Hop Maker App

The Star-Hop Maker app provides an innovative solution for astronomical observation planning and execution as well as desktop based exploration of the night sky merging traditional with modern sky observing. Using a new approach in planning and executing observation sessions, it attempts to make observing as fun as possible without […]

Our Galaxy App 2.0
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Our Galaxy App 2.0

Bill Tschumy, formerly with Simulation Curriculum (the SkySafari app), has released the Our Galaxy App 2.0 which now includes Windows and Android versions. According to Tschumy, “This is a complete re-write of the app using the Unity3D game engine  which allows the app to run on a variety of platforms.  […]

Photographing Lunar Eclipses
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Photographing Lunar Eclipses

Photographing lunar eclipses will be the subject this week on the Sky-Watcher USA What’s Up? Webcast. Next Wednesday, May 26th, much of North America will have a view of a total lunar eclipse. For this week’s episode the Sky-Watcher USA team will cover the basics of lunar eclipses and how […]

Altair Hypercam 294C Color Camera
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Altair Hypercam 294C Color Camera

The Altair Hypercam 294C Color Camera has a thermoelectric cooling system (TEC) for extremely low noise imaging and offers a 11.6mp Sony IMX294 4/3rds sensor (23.2mm diagonal) capable of 14bit depth. It is Back Side Illuminated (BSI) with both STARVIS and Exmor-R ratings, making it ideal for low light imaging […]