Author: Stuart Parkerson

Stellarium Planetarium Update
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Stellarium Planetarium Update

Stellarium planetarium software is an open-source application which renders 3D photo-realistic skies in real time displaying stars, constellations, planets, nebulae and more. Stellarium is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 and is available for Linux, Windows, and macOS. Stellarium provides a real-time view of […]

nPAE 2022 Astronomy Calendar
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nPAE 2022 Astronomy Calendar

The nPAE 2022 Astronomy Calendar and z-fold booklet is now available. Featuring astroimages from the most recent nPAE northern and southern hemisphere astroimaging competitions, the booklet folds to make a handy desk calendar so you can plan your main 2022 observations in advance. It’s perfect for personal use as well […]

Clearline Technology Meade LX200 “Classic” Hand Controller
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Clearline Technology Meade LX200 “Classic” Hand Controller

The Clearline Technology Meade LX200 “Classic” Hand Controller is the latest offering from the company which 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 […]

New Orion Observer Telescopes
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New Orion Observer Telescopes

Orion has introduced two new Observer reflector telescopes – the 134mm and 114mm EQ telescopes. Each of these new Orion Observer telescopes are supported on a EQ3 class equatorial mount with adjustable aluminum tripod and accessory tray. With its Vixen-style dovetail mounting saddle, you can take the optical tube on […]

Takahashi 1.5X Extenders
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Takahashi 1.5X Extenders

Takahashi has released a series of 1.5X extenders for the Takahashi Epsilon series of telescopes. Extenders for the Epsilon-130D, Epsilon-180ED and the Epsilon-160ED are available. The extenders provide a 1.5 times increase in focal length and are comprised of 7 optical elements in 5 groups. This design provides ultra-high performance […]

Takahashi Field Flatteners
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Takahashi Field Flatteners

Takahashi has announced new field flatteners for its TOA-130 and TOA-150 telescopes. These flatteners provides a large image circle to accommodate larger imaging sensors and replaces the Takahashi 67 field flattener, which was discontinued earlier this year. The newly designed 645 flattener features two fully multi-coated lens elements in two […]

Astrophotographer’s Log Book
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Astrophotographer’s Log Book

The “Astrophotographer’s Log Book” is an effective and convenient way to record your imaging sessions offering an aid to the enjoyment of astronomy and astrophotography now and in the years to come. The “Astrophotographer’s Log Book” is the brainchild of Mike Shipman and arose from the need to record and […]

QHY990 and QHY991 Cameras
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QHY990 and QHY991 Cameras

QHY has introduced two new camera models, the QHY990 and the QHY991 offering cooled cameras with CMOS sensors covering the near infrared wavelength range. Both models use Sony InGaAs sensors with square pixels measuring 5µm x 5µm. The IMX990 is a 1.3-megapixel sensor and the IMX991 has a 0.4-megapixel array. […]