Author: Stuart Parkerson

iOptron GEM28
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iOptron GEM28

The iOptron GEM28 and GEM28EC are new compact next-generation German equatorial mounts that, like their predecessors, are designed with portability in mind. Weighing in at only 10 lbs. these mounts can support up to a 28lb payload offering an incredible 2.8 mount weight to payload ratio. iOptron achieved this functionality […]

Planetary Astronomy Guide
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Planetary Astronomy Guide

The Planetary Astronomy guide is a comprehensive book about observing, imaging, and studying planets. It has been written by seven authors, all being skillful amateur observers in their respective domains: Christian Viladrich, Marc Delcroix, Jean-Jacques Poupeau, Frédéric Burgeot, Giuseppe Monachino, and Jean-Pierre Prost. This is a translation and an update […]

iOptron CEM26
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iOptron CEM26

The iOptron CEM26 Center-Balance Equatorial Mount is the newest generation of compact EQ mounts from iOptron. Like its predecessors, the CEM26 EQ Mount is designed with portability in mind, weighing in at only 10 lbs., the mount can support up to a 26lb payload – offering an incredible 2.6 mount […]

2020 Great Conjunction Livestream
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2020 Great Conjunction Livestream

A special 2020 Great Conjunction livestream will be hosted by Sky-Watcher and Focus Astronomy who are partnering to highlight this special event. The event will feature the pairing of Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky like we have never witnessed before. The 2020 Great Conjunction livestream will start at […]

APM-203 f/7 Triplet APO
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APM-203 f/7 Triplet APO

In the last 12 months APM Telescopes has developed a large new Apo lineup which they have tested over a years’ worth of extreme conditions. APM has announced these scopes are now available for serial production. The optics are already finished and the production of tubes for the commercial market […]

Farpoint Dew Shields
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Farpoint Dew Shields

Farpoint is expanding its line of Dew Shields. They are reaching out to the amateur astronomical community to request OTA sizes that customers may need. If you want a dew shield for your OTA, you can provide Farpoint with the outside diameter of the OTA and your telescope model number. […]

StarTools 7 Release
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StarTools 7 Release

The StarTools 7 release offers the latest version of the StarTools image processing engine for astrophotography that tracks your signal and its noise component as you process. StarTools monitors your signal and its noise component, per-pixel, throughout your processing time offering excellent image quality and unique functionality. Now in its […]

Radian Raptor 61
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Radian Raptor 61

The Radian Raptor 61 is a portable, widefield 61mm f/4.5 apochromatic triplet. It is the first telescope offering from Radian Telescopes, a new company founded by OPT to create products for astroimagers. With its fast f/4.5 focal ratio, the Raptor 61 allows for shorter exposures, making it possible to capture […]

OVNI Night Vision
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OVNI Night Vision

OVNI Night Vision has announce the availability of the OVNI-B, a night vision binoviewer which integrates two 27mm focal length eyepieces and a military intensifier tube GEN3 Thin-Film White Phosphor P45. Night vision is based on intensifier tubes using a technology allowing real-time observation in the visible and near infrared […]

Buckeyestargazer Shop
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Buckeyestargazer Shop

The Buckeyestargazer Shop has recently announced new custom mounting solutions for telescopes are for the amateur astronomy community. The company is a relatively new resource for “simple and practical” amateur astronomy accessories. Joel Short, an astroimaging enthusiast located in Northern Indiana, opened the small to make available items he has […]