Author: Stuart Parkerson

New Giovale Open Deck Observatory at the Lowell Observatory Offers a Stellar Public Lineup of Six Unique Telescope Instillations
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New Giovale Open Deck Observatory at the Lowell Observatory Offers a Stellar Public Lineup of Six Unique Telescope Instillations

The Giovale Open Deck Observatory at Lowell Observatory features one of the finest collections of telescopes available for public observing in the world. It was dedicated in October as part of the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Lowell Observatory. The facility is named in honor of longtime Lowell […]

New Starships Project Offers Opportunity for Organizations to Create a Observatories for Educational, Outreach and Scientific Efforts
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New Starships Project Offers Opportunity for Organizations to Create a Observatories for Educational, Outreach and Scientific Efforts

From the positive global response to the introduction of the POD MAX observatory, SkyShed’s Wayne Parker knew he was meeting a much-needed niche in the astronomy market – a true crossover product for both amateur and professional needs. He also began to notice that he was receiving a large volume […]

QHY Polemaster Review
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QHY Polemaster Review

In the absence of an observatory, typical viewing sessions require that I set up/tear down my scope du jour nearly every time. Though I have taken measures to ensure fairly consistent rough polar alignment, longer focal lengths and exposures necessitate some fine-tuning. My Celestron AVX and Losmandy G11G both have polar alignment […]

AstroUnga Offers Worldwide Availability of New Antlia LRGB and Narrowband Astronomy Filters
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AstroUnga Offers Worldwide Availability of New Antlia LRGB and Narrowband Astronomy Filters

AstroUnga is a new Australian based astronomy retailer specializing in astroimaging products. The small shop is run by two former research scientists with backgrounds in electrical engineering and biotechnology who are passionate about astronomy and astrophotography. AstroUnga has recently announced they are the first astronomy retailer to carry the new […]

Starizona’s Night Owl 0.4x SCT Reducer/Corrector for Astrophotography
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Starizona’s Night Owl 0.4x SCT Reducer/Corrector for Astrophotography

Early this year Starizona released its Night Owl 0.4x SCT Reducer/Corrector offering a 4-element reducer designed to provide a wide field of view and fast focal ratio for deep-sky imaging, especially for real-time imaging, “electronically-assisted astronomy” or EAA. The Night Owl works with standard Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes (not EdgeHD or ACF […]