Author: Stuart Parkerson

Winter Star Party 2023
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Winter Star Party 2023

The Winter Star Party 2023 “WSP” will be held in the Florida Keys at Camp Weesumkee from February 13th thru February 19th. The organizers note that they WSP event space was not severely damaged by the recent Florida hurricane and the event will again be in full swing. The Winter […]

Askar Color Magic 6nm Duo-narrowband Filter
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Askar Color Magic 6nm Duo-narrowband Filter

The Askar Color Magic 6nm Duo-narrowband Filter (OIII & Ha) is an astronomy filter from Askar that follows the recent introduction of the company’s new Color Magic 3nm Narrowband Filters. The new 2-inch dedicated astronomy filter has an ultra-high transmittance over 90% at the center wavelength (500.7nm and 656.3nm) and can effectively […]

Prepare for a Solar Eclipse
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Prepare for a Solar Eclipse

What you need to know to prepare for a solar eclipse will be the subject this week on the Sky-Watcher What’s Up? Webcast. As the Sky-Watcher team notes, “We are coming up on two back-to-back solar eclipses: October 2023 Annular Eclipse and April 2024 Total Eclipse. We take a look […]

Rigel Systems wifi-Aline
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Rigel Systems wifi-Aline

The wifi-Aline from Rigel Systems enhances the accurate collimation of Dobsonian and Newtonian telescopes. We recently heard from Rigel Systems’ Leon Palmer and he told us that, “We’ve updated our Aline – adding a 2” version and including retro-reflective mirror center spots… now even more a must for rich field […]

Omegon Binocular Spotting Scope
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Omegon Binocular Spotting Scope

The Omegon Binocular Spotting Scope provides the ability to observe in a relaxed way with both eyes featuring 80mm ED-coated optics for sharp images, a new compact binocular system and self-centering eyepieces. The scope offers high contrast, reduced chromatic aberration as the 80mm ED lens delivers sharpness and a clear […]

Tecnosky OWL 130/900 SLD
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Tecnosky OWL 130/900 SLD

The Tecnosky OWL 130/900 SLD is an apochromatic refractor which has a triplet lens made of Ohara FPL-53 glass, a lanthanum element and another glass with low dispersion. The combination of these three glasses leads to excellent color correction even with very bright objects. Compared to previous versions of the […]

ATIK Apx26 Camera
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ATIK Apx26 Camera

The ATIK Apx26 camera utilizes the Sony IMX 571 APS-C sensor, combining versatility with wide field views. The full frame Sony IMX571 color sensor offers low read noise, high quantum efficiency, and 16-bit analogue to digital conversion, perfect for a wide range of applications and telescopes. The advanced Sony sensors […]

Baader Solar Continuum Filter
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Baader Solar Continuum Filter

The Baader Solar Continuum Filter is a narrowband photosphere filter for solar observation in white light providing the highest contrast in the photosphere of the sun. The filter is a perfect fit for owners of achromatic refractors. This narrowband filter cuts the spectral range where lens optics draw sharpest and […]

New APM Binoculars
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New APM Binoculars

New APM Binoculars have introduced by offering a variety of options for astronomical and terrestrial observing. These include the APM 40 x 110 ED binoculars, APM 34 x 80 ED binoculars and the APM Marine Binoculars 7×50 with Integrated Compass. These glasses are are robust and splash-proof, climate resistant, versatile […]