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Vixen Optics Advanced Polaris Mounts Offer a Versatile Telescope Mounting System
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Vixen Optics Advanced Polaris Mounts Offer a Versatile Telescope Mounting System

Vixen’s Advanced Polaris Mount offers an easy to use, versatile telescope mounting system designed to incorporate functional modules that can be configured to produce a highly-portable system optimized for your particular application. The Advanced Polaris Mount system is offered in four basic configurations: Alt-AZ, Manual German EQ, Motorized German EQ […]

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Kansas-based Gary Hug’s StarSync Tracker is a modified barn door-style wide-field tracker with controller and stepper driver. Built by Gary in the USA, the StarSync Tracker utilizes all aluminum and stainless-steel construction, with a solid hinge and bronze bushings. Perfect for DSLR astro imagers on the go, the tracker is […]

Takahashi’s Epsilon-130D Astrograph is a Portable Yet High Performance Telescope for Astrophotography
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Takahashi’s Epsilon-130D Astrograph is a Portable Yet High Performance Telescope for Astrophotography

Takahashi first introduced their Epsilon Series flat-field hyperbolic astrographs in the mid 1980’s with the Epsilon-130 offering the smallest aperture and most portable of the series. The Epsilon optical system features a hyperbolic primary and a digital corrector to produce a flat field image that excels for astrophotography. Takahashi’s E-130D […]

The Backyard Observatory Supernova Search – BOSS – Team Has Discovered Over 140 Supernovas
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The Backyard Observatory Supernova Search – BOSS – Team Has Discovered Over 140 Supernovas

With each new advancement in the technology available to amateur astronomers, the line between amateur and professional – already barely distinguishable – is further blurred. There may be no better example than the feats of a group of amateur astronomers who call their group the Backyard Observatory Supernova Search (with […]