Author: Stuart Parkerson

Bresser Messier 12″ Dobson
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Bresser Messier 12″ Dobson

The new Bresser Messier 12″ Dobson offers a large 305 mm parabolic primary mirror, 2.5″ HEX focuser and great portability due to its very lightweight GRP fiberglass telescope tube. Compared to a 10-inch Newtonian, the 305-millimeter aperture optics offer 1.4 times the light gathering power and a 0.1 arcsecond improvement […]

APM-MS 8x32IF-ED Binoculars
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APM-MS 8x32IF-ED Binoculars

The APM-MS 8x32IF-ED Binoculars offer an ultra-modern optical system with optimized viewing characteristics and maximum contrast in a robust housing. The “IF” stands for the ability for individual focus for both eyepieces. The field correction is of the APM-MS 8x32IF-ED Binoculars is facilitated without flat field lenses. The high-end ED […]

GraXpert
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GraXpert

GraXpert is a new open-source software program that is designed to remove gradients from astroimages. Gradients are gradual changes in brightness that are not part of an astroimage and are caused by external interference. Causes can include light pollution or incorrect or missing flat correction and can also be from […]

Masters of PixInsight Workshop
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Masters of PixInsight Workshop

The next Masters of PixInsight Workshop continues their popular “Newbie” workshop series and will be hosted virtually on Tuesday May 14, 2024, at 7 PM EDT. The Newbie Workshop series by Warren Keller and Dr. Ron Brecher is designed to take participants from a simple 11-step processing workflow and build […]

Apertura Armored USB Hub
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Apertura Armored USB Hub

The Apertura Armored USB Hub from High Point Scientific is a heavily protected, six port USB hub that offers automated and non-intrusive smart protections. The USB hub has integrated overcurrent protection, short circuit protection, over voltage protection, under voltage protection and reverse polarity protection. This resilient device has been engineered […]

Sky-Watcher Wave Strainwave Mount
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Sky-Watcher Wave Strainwave Mount

The Sky-Watcher Wave Strainwave Mount series expands the company’s mount lineup with two new harmonic strainwave gear mounts – the Wave 100i Strainwave Mount and the Wave 150i Strainwave Mount. The unique design of the Wave mounts offers zero backlash and accurate GoTo. Functionality includes dual AZ/EQ tracking modes, integrated […]

Optec Hercules Rotating Focuser
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Optec Hercules Rotating Focuser

The new Optec Hercules Rotating Focuser is a camera rotator that also focuses, streamlining two crucial components for astrophotographers. It seamlessly integrates with a telescope setup offering a compact design, advanced features, and precise focus control. Slightly smaller and compact than its big brother, the Gemini focusing rotator, it provides […]

Askar 71F Refractor
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Askar 71F Refractor

The Askar 71F refractor from Sharpstar Optics is a quadruplet APO design offering 71mm aperture, 490mm focal length and a native focal ratio of f/6.9. With its quadruplet air spaced ED design, it removes chromatic aberrations offering sharp and pinpoint images for both astroimaging as well as observing. The Askar […]

ARTESKY 2″ Laser Collimator 650nm
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ARTESKY 2″ Laser Collimator 650nm

The Artesky 2″ Laser Collimator 650nm enables precise collimation of a Newtonian or Ritchey-Chrétien telescope. The collimator is powered by two AAA batteries and is crafted from brushed aluminum with a precisely calculated diameter of 2″ (50.8mm), fitting perfectly into a focuser. The projected laser beam, certified with a wavelength […]