Check out Rich Williams’ Sierra Stars Observatory (SSO) as well as Dave Snay’s test drive of SSO. This issue also includes a report on Thousand Oaks’ Nebula Filters, the Advanced Alt-Az Telescope Project, and Optical Mechanics’ James Mulherin’s demystification of mirror coating processes.
ChronosMount’s revolutionary Harmonic Drive Gearing Mount System; HOTS 2007 welcomes solar enthusiasts from across the country; the Zeke Seat – a comfy observing chair; Optimizing the Orion 100-mm, f/6 Achro; Dave Miller of Durango Skies gives an insider’s tips on selecting and building a personal observatory; Pete Peterson of Peterson […]
JMI’s Jim Burr and his journey from astronomy enthusiast to an industry leader in telescope accessories; a simple tip for identifying sources of stray light in telescopes; Agena’s budget minded, wide-angle eyepieces; Meade imagers get a test drive; Denkmeier’s SCT Powerswitch with FilterSwitch; encouraging a young girl’s love for the […]
Star Workshop 2007 examines latest trends in small alt-az telescope engineering and development, and scientific research and undergraduate education; a look at integrating video cameras; the Vixen VC200L; a weekend Dob base project; a banner month for astronomy events; Starizona’s MicroTouch Autofocus; and upgrading to a ServoCat Track and Go-To […]
Tom Osypowski of Equatorial Platforms and his 50 years as an equipment junky; a fresh look at William Optics’ ZenithStar 110 Triplet Apo; an imaging enthusiast’s take on Meade’s Series 5000 ED 80 Apo; astrophotography with a Dob and Round Table’s equatorial platform; building an ATM 80-mm finder/rich-field scope with […]
An inside look at the SkyShed POD and its developer, Wayne Parker, plus a review of the POD; the Meade 16-inch Lightbridge; Tele Vue’s “is” imaging systems; Glatter Collimation’s new BLUG; an ATM project adding Orion’s Intelliscope system to Meade Lightbridge; new takes on the Rosin Hyperboloidal Astrograph; NEAF 2007; […]
Our inaugural issue! Articles include OPT’s Pentax line of imaging optimized Apos; Starizona’s HyperStar ultra-fast imaging system; the William Optics 66-mm ZenithStar “Patriot” Apo; Tele Vue’s T4 Nagler; two unique ATM projects – an equatorial fork mounted Newtonian and a wood hemispherical Dobsonian; a simple Newtonian tube rotation solution; a […]