Author: Stuart Parkerson

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Check out this video streamed on Feb 26, 2017 of the spectacular Southern Ring of Fire solar eclipse, streamed in 360° from the remote town of Coyhaique in southern Chile, one of the best places in the world to see the this eclipse. The video was taken in Coyhaique’s main […]

CGX EQUATORIAL MOUNT AND TRIPOD
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CGX EQUATORIAL MOUNT AND TRIPOD

For eight years, Celestron’s workhorse CGEM mount lineup has been the German Equatorial backbone for telescopes ranging from 6 to 11 inches of aperture. Since that time, many more astro-imagers and planetarium controlled setups have emerged as backyard telescope technology has evolved. Celestron’s engineering team applied their years of experience […]

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 […]

Listen to The Stars
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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 […]