Author: Stuart Parkerson

Mirro-Sphere Offers New Concept in Truss Tube Telescope Design with True Serrurier Truss Telescope
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Mirro-Sphere Offers New Concept in Truss Tube Telescope Design with True Serrurier Truss Telescope

Mirro-sphere’s 12-inch Serrurier-truss telescope (Image 1) represents a new concept in truss-tube design. The f/4 carbon-fiber and aluminum Newtonian is 100-percent designed and manufactured in France – mechanics and optics – to the highest specifications. It is designed for advanced amateur astronomers who want the best quality on the market. […]

10Micron’s New Generation of Robotic Fork Observatory Class Telescope Mounts
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10Micron’s New Generation of Robotic Fork Observatory Class Telescope Mounts

Among 10Micron’s latest projects is its AZ DDS (Direct Drive System), a new generation of professional robotic telescope mounts in an alt-azimuth fork configuration that incorporates a software-integrated de-rotator/focuser. The AZ DDS is the latest realization of 10Micron’s long experience with robotic astronomical mounts. It was developed specifically for professional […]

MoonLite Telescope Introduces NiteCrawler Two-Axis Worm-Drive Rotating Telescope Focuser
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MoonLite Telescope Introduces NiteCrawler Two-Axis Worm-Drive Rotating Telescope Focuser

MoonLite’s new NiteCrawler two-axis worm-drive rotating focuser is a fully-electronic focuser using fly-by-wire control technology for exceptionally accurate positioning. The lead screws provide a large 25-pound (11.3-kilogram) payload capacity with extreme resolution and repeatability. The focuser holds heavy loads even with the power off and remembers position on power up – […]

New Celestron CGX-L Computerized Equatorial Telescope Mount Now Offers 75-Pound Load Capacity
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New Celestron CGX-L Computerized Equatorial Telescope Mount Now Offers 75-Pound Load Capacity

Celestron’s newly designed CGX-L Computerized Equatorial Mount is the latest addition to the company’s fully computerized equatorial mount series and now offers a hefty 75-pound load capacity. Capable of carrying Celestron’s largest optical tubes, CGX-L is designed for backyard observatories and remote imagers looking for exceptional load capacity-to-weight ratio, compact […]