Author: Stuart Parkerson

About Binoscopes – Focusing on Three Fundamentals: Cost, Performance and Function
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About Binoscopes – Focusing on Three Fundamentals: Cost, Performance and Function

This article was written by Norman Butler, the author of Building and Using Binoscopes, of Springer’s The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series (https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319076881). Norm is also a long-time contributor to this magazine. Indeed, two of his previous articles are featured as this issue’s Looking Back installments. Springer describes Building and […]

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Listen to The Stars

Messier Objects Audio Book and Sketch/Reference Book We recently were made aware of JJ Evans’ Listen to The Stars audio book and companion sketch/reference book. Rarely do we learn of a resource that we find truly different that will uniquely enhance our viewing experiences – this combo audio and print […]

Volume 11, Issue 1
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Volume 11, Issue 1

In this issue we continue our ongoing emphasis on solar observing in advance of the Great Solar Eclipse 2017! This includes our cover article by Austin Grant who demonstrates how the Lunt Solar Systems Calcium K module is an excellent choice for solar viewing and imaging. Also, Editor Gary Parkerson […]

Volume 10, Issue 8
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Volume 10, Issue 8

In this issue editor Gary Parkerson shows how the LUNT SUNoculers deliver a hands-on Solar-viewing experience; Gary also discusses an innovative and custom mounting solution he received from Telescope Support Systems; Phillip Benson shows that double stacking is definitely worth it with the Lunt LS152T Double Stack; Simon Tang expectations […]

Volume 10, Issue 7
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Volume 10, Issue 7

Editor Gary Parkerson talks about his experiences with extraordinary people in the astronomy industry; Mark Zaslove test drives APM’s 100 mm 90° ED-Apo Binoculars; Bob Sandness demonstrates how the Prism V10 Pro software offers a complete astro imaging solution; Michael Deneen builds a DIY dimmable and battery operated red LED […]

Volume 10, Issue 6
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Volume 10, Issue 6

In this issue Richard W. Wright, Jr. goes on a quest for glorious diffraction spikes with the Sky-Watcher Quattro 12-inch Imaging Newt; Ray Bureau get out of his chair and into the field with the Celestron AVX system; A Q&A with Shane Santi on lightweight mirrors; Dr. James R. Dire […]

Volume 10, Issue 5
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Volume 10, Issue 5

In this issue Editor Gary Parkerson opines on knowing what is essential; Paul Temple discusses how the Explore Scientific AR 102 is an outstanding value; Terry Ostahowski quest for a backyard observatory; Gary Parkerson’s experience with the tiny LapDome tent to protect electronic devices, Rachel Parkerson demonstrates how the Universe2go […]

Volume 10, Issue 4
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Volume 10, Issue 4

In this issue Editor Gary Parkerson discusses his new “Pedaling Astronomer Project”; Erik Wilcox helps bring astronomy to the masses as he describes how he has worked to build an astronomy tour in Hawaii; John O’Neill test drives the new Explore Scientific 127 FCD100 refractor; Jim Meadows shows how to […]

Volume 10, Issue 3
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Volume 10, Issue 3

In this issue Mark Zaslove test drives the remarkable APM 152mm f/7.9 ED-APO; James L. Chen shows how the Nexstar Evolution 6 and SkyPortal provide the ultimate grab-and-go scope; Jim Meadows explains how the MallinCam SkyRaider NetBook Kit offers an affordable introduction to video astronomy; Dr. James R. Dire enjoys […]

Volume 10, Issue 2
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Volume 10, Issue 2

Our biggest issue ever at 90 pages! In this issue Gary Parkerson discusses how the evolution of Astronomy Technology Today continues; Austin Grant shows that Astronomik L-RGB Typ2c and Narrowband Filters have no halos – none!; James Chen provides expert insight into how the Vixen SX2 with Star Book TEN […]