Author: Stuart Parkerson

Stellarium 23.4
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Stellarium 23.4

The team behind the Stellarium planetarium software has announced that Stellarium version 23.4 is now available. Stellarium is an open-source application which renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time displaying stars, constellations, planets, nebulae and more. Stellarium is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 […]

CCD Guide 2024
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CCD Guide 2024

The CCD Guide 2024 is now available. Every year since 1997, the Astronomischer Arbeitskreis Salzkammergut astronomy club in Austria has published the CCD-Guide, 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 […]

Telescope Control Center Platform
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Telescope Control Center Platform

The Telescope Control Center Platform from Rouz Astro is designed to clamp on to any Losmandy or Vixen type dovetail allowing the user to create their own telescope control center. It offers a modular design that can be used to configure the platform with mini-PCs, ZWO ASIAIRs and power distribution […]

Celestron Origin
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Celestron Origin

The new Celestron Origin is an all-in-one home observatory designed to take the complexity out of traditional telescopes by combining a number of different Celestron innovations such as RASA optics and StarSense sky recognition technology. At the heart of its imaging DNA, the Celestron Origin utilizes Celestron’s patented Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt […]

Meade ACF 0.68x Focal Reducer
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Meade ACF 0.68x Focal Reducer

The Meade ACF 0.68x Focal Reducer with 50mm T-thread Adapter enhances the functionality of astrophotography when using Meade’s Advanced Coma Free (ACF) telescopes. By reducing the telescope’s effective focal length and “speeding up” the focal ratio, the 0.68x focal reducer significantly shortens the long exposure times needed to produce images […]

Avalon StarGo Plus Mounts
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Avalon StarGo Plus Mounts

Avalon StarGo Plus Mounts are now available from Avalon Instruments. The Avalon StarGo Plus was introduced in early 2023 featuring a custom Avalon Instruments Raspberry Pi controller offering a complete remote and complete setup management. It is retrogradable for users of the Avalon StarGo GoTo control system and the company […]

Lunático Astronomía Dragonfly Controller
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Lunático Astronomía Dragonfly Controller

The Lunático Astronomía Dragonfly Controller DragonFly Controller provides the ability to remotely-control a roll-off roof observatory. Lunático Astronomía has recently released new firmware and software versions for the Dragonfly, which enable users to achieve enhanced functionality of the Dragonfly macros without need for a computer. Tasks such as enhanced parking […]

Omegon Pro APO AP 106
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Omegon Pro APO AP 106

Robust, suitable for travel, with excellent optics, the new Omegon Pro APO AP 106 is one of the latest editions of the Omegon Pro APO lineup that was designed for astrophotographers and visual observers who want high performing contrast and performance. With an aperture of just over 4 inches, this […]

OGMA Filter Wheels
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OGMA Filter Wheels

The recently introduced OGMA Filter Wheels continues to build upon the offerings from OGMA, which is a new company located in Raleigh, North Carolina that debuted its first astroimaging products at the beginning of 2023. These latest filter wheel offerings include a filter wheel with five positions for 2-inch mounted […]

10Micron AZ 2500 DDS
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10Micron AZ 2500 DDS

One of 10Micron’s latest projects is the 10Micron AZ 2500 DDS (Direct Drive System), a computerized altazimuth mount with integrated focuser/derotator software control. The direct drive mount is designed for exceptional performance, including high alignment speed and excellent tracking accuracy. The 10Micron AZ 2500 DDS combines the most modern technologies […]