Author: Stuart Parkerson

Photon Express Bahtinov Masks
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Photon Express Bahtinov Masks

Photon Express offers 3D-printed astro gear including Bahtinov masks in durable PETG filament. The company also offers adapters for Synta dovetails as well as Meade, Explore Scientific, Takahashi and Intes Mak brackets. Custom rapid prototyping services are also available. The company specializes in tuned Bahtinov masks for specific telescopes up […]

Stellarvue Raptor SVX130T-R
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Stellarvue Raptor SVX130T-R

The new Stellarvue Raptor SVX130T-R is the latest telescope in the Stellarvue Raptor lineup. The SVX130T-R is the carbon fiber tube version of the company’s premier high-performance 130 mm apo triplet refractor. This telescope uses a unique lens design that provides excellent sphero-chromatic correction using a super low-dispersion center element […]

Vinci Optics
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Vinci Optics

Vinci Optics is a new telescope company that handcrafts Dobsonian telescopes ranging in 6” to 12″ mirrors. In its launch phase, the company is a accepting request of interest and is working through a kickstarter campaign. The company is offering two designs: – LIBRA: Ideal for rural areas with limited […]

Astrospheric Event Subscriptions
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Astrospheric Event Subscriptions

Astrospheric is offering a new opportunity for those holding large astronomy events – free Astrospheric Subscriptions for all event participants. This will give participants the most advanced weather tools and be a great way to stay in touch during the event. Here is the info on how to participate: – […]

NEAF Telescope Expo
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NEAF Telescope Expo

The Rockland Astronomy Club (RAC) has announced the NEAF Telescope Expo will again be offered virtually. “NEAF: The Virtual Experience” will be held on April 10. Livestream starts 10am – 8pm EST (7am – 5pm PST). Attendees to the virtual online event will experience product demonstrations, door prizes, and amazing […]

New Meade LX200 Motor Encoder Wheel and Mask
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New Meade LX200 Motor Encoder Wheel and Mask

Clearline Technology Corporation uses modern materials, components, and processes to create replacement parts for the venerable Meade Instruments LX-200 telescope. Among its current lineup are the Motor Encoder Board – LX200 Classic/LXD650/LXD750; Calibration Tool for LX200 Motor Encoder Board; and a Boot-Up Emulator for the Meade LX200 Hand Controller. A […]

Avalon M-DUE Mount
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Avalon M-DUE Mount

The Avalon M-DUE Mount is a single fork equatorial mount designed to perform for deep sky imaging capable of carrying 25kg (55lbs) in single telescope configuration and up to 32kg (70lbs) in double telescope configuration. The M-due design put together two Avalon M-uno and the M-zero mount concepts – adding […]

Polar Scope Align App
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Polar Scope Align App

The Polar Scope Align app for iOS was designed to make polar alignment easier and provide an alternative method of aligning with polar scopes to improve their precision. The app supports almost every polar scope used in the field including ones from iOptron, Astro-Physics, Takahashi, Orion, Celestron, Meade, Vixen, AstroTrac, […]

Player One Astronomy
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Player One Astronomy

Player One Astronomy is a Suzhou, China based company that has recently announced the release of its new Mars planetary camera series. The two available cameras are the Mars-C USB3.0 Color Camera and the Mars-M USB3.0 Mono Camera. According to the Player One Astronomy team, “The naming of Player One […]

QHY411 CMOS Camera
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QHY411 CMOS Camera

The QHY411 CMOS Camera is billed by QHY as the largest resolution cooled CMOS camera in the world. The 150 Megapixel SONY IMX411BSI back-illuminated sensor has a 14192 x 10640 pixel array with 3.76um pixels. The sensor size is 54mm x 40mm with ultra-low dark noise. The QHY411 is available […]

Stellarvue SVX140T
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Stellarvue SVX140T

The Stellarvue SVX140T is Stellarvue’s newest SVX Refractor and the long anticipated telescope is now available for order. The 140 mm f-6.7 apo triplet refractor takes advantage of the techniques the company has developed in making its SVX series telescopes. They have shortened the focal length and integrated an air-spaced […]

Chiricahua Astronomy Complex
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Chiricahua Astronomy Complex

The Chiricahua Astronomy Complex is a new dark sky complex under development by the Tucson Astronomical and Astronautical Association (TAAA). The organization has announced it is currently developing the dark sky complex that will include 17 sites for personal observatories and 3 large dob pads. The new complex is named […]