Author: Stuart Parkerson

LiveSky’s SkySafari Web interface.
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SkySafari LiveSky

SkySafari LiveSky owner and developer, Simulation Curriculum, calls the app “Professional Telescope Astronomy Software,” and it is surely that. But most who don’t search for it by name will find it in Google’s Play Store or Apple’s App Store with a search for “planetarium app,” and it’s that, too – […]

Image 2: The Unihedron Nu-B Spectral Light Source.
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Unihedron Sky Quality Meter

Yes, yes, we know. When you think Unihedron, you think Unihedron Sky Quality Meter. We do, too. The names Unihedron and the Unihedron Sky Quality Meter have become synonymous with measurement of sky brightness. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine a Sky Quality Meter tool that has had greater impact on […]

Zenithstar 103 Imaging F/6.9 Apo
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Zenithstar 103 Imaging F/6.9 Apo

  The heart of William Optics’ Super ZenithStar 103 f/6.9 imaging APO is a f/6.9 air-spaced FPL53 doublet housed in a CNC-machined ultra-precision lens cell. Add a 0.8x flattener/reducer, and the focal ratio becomes f/5.5. Focus duties are performed by the Zenithstar 103 ultra-robust 2.5-inch, 1:10 dual-speed, rack-and-pinion focuser with […]

Dobsonian Bearing Upgrade Kit
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Dobsonian Bearing Upgrade Kit

AstroGoods is now offering a Dobsonian Bearing Upgrade Kit for Dobsonian telescope owners who have small 5″ or 5.5″ factory installed altitude bearings and want larger ones without the need for making new cutouts in the side boards of their mount. These new replacement 12-inch bearings offer a virtually drop […]

Revolution ONE Imager Astronomy Camera
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Revolution ONE Imager Astronomy Camera

The Revolution ONE Imager is based on Sony’s IMX287 sensor and is the company’s newest addition to the one-shot short exposure field of electronic assisted astronomy. Revolution Imager has partnered with camera manufacturer Touptek to offer a package of everything needed to get started with the Revolution ONE Imager camera […]

Deep Space Products Observatory Computer
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Deep Space Products Observatory Computer

Deep Space Products Mission Control 75 Observatory Computer is a small form factor, dustproof, ventless, industrial-grade, fanless observatory computer. The system comes with Windows 10 preinstalled. Unlike other available small form-factor computers, the MC75 Observatory Computer is completely fanless, protecting against dust or other debris in observatory applications. Removing the […]

Farpoint Astro Introduces Special Edition Bat-inov Focus Mask for Telescope Focusing
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Farpoint Astro Introduces Special Edition Bat-inov Focus Mask for Telescope Focusing

The Farpoint Special Edition Bat-inov Focus Mask is an ingenious new way to easily focus a telescope.  Pavel Bahtinov, a Russian amateur telescope maker and astronomer, created this simple, very intuitive method and the device has universally been named after him: The Bahtinov Mask. The Adjustable Special Edition “Bat-inov” Mask […]

Orange County Telescopes Roller Bearing Upgrade for Celestron Advanced VX Mounts
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Orange County Telescopes Roller Bearing Upgrade for Celestron Advanced VX Mounts

Orange County Telescopes (OC Telescopes) are now offering the opportunity for their customers who purchase a Celestron Advanced VX Mount to upgrade the roller bearing system with newly available tapered roller bearings sourced from Japan. This upgrade to the Celestron AVX German equatorial mount can increase maximum exposure time without […]