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StarTools Offers a New Type of Astro Imaging Software Offered Through its Image Processing Engine for Astrophotography
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StarTools Offers a New Type of Astro Imaging Software Offered Through its Image Processing Engine for Astrophotography

StarTools is a new type of image processing engine for astrophotography that tracks your signal and its noise component as you process. After a four-year period and extensive beta testing, the software is now available in version 1.5 offering a tremendous jump in usability from previous versions. StarTools offers extensive […]

New Glacier National Park Observatory Features a PlaneWave 20-inch CDK Telescope Housed in a SkyShed Pod Max Dome
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New Glacier National Park Observatory Features a PlaneWave 20-inch CDK Telescope Housed in a SkyShed Pod Max Dome

The US Glacier National Park celebrated the opening of its new astronomical observatory on Thursday, August 22, at the park’s St. Mary Visitor Center. The Glacier National Park Conservancy funded the new observatory, which houses a PlaneWave 20-inch CDK Telescope offering a 20-inch (0.51 m) f/6.8 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph telescope. […]

Axis Squared is a New Company Offering Upgrade and Repair Services for Astronomical Equipment
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Axis Squared is a New Company Offering Upgrade and Repair Services for Astronomical Equipment

Axis Squared is a new company established to offer services for the astronomical community including rebuilding, repairing, and upgrading telescope mounts, OTAs and more. The company was founded by Mike Bradshaw who, in addition to a passion for amateur astronomy, is a professional astronomer with degrees in astronomy and research. […]

Tele Vue Introduces TNV/PVS-14 Night Vision Monocular Package for Astronomy
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Tele Vue Introduces TNV/PVS-14 Night Vision Monocular Package for Astronomy

Tele Vue has announced they are offering Tactical Night Vision TNV/PVS-14 L3 Gen3 Un-Filmed White Phosphor night vision monoculars packaged with complimentary Tele Vue accessories for astronomical observing. Night-vision devices (NVD) like the TNV/PVS-14 are optoelectronic devices that allow images to be viewed in levels of light approaching total darkness […]

Luca Arteskya Introduces Secondary Mirror Support Retrofit Kit for Sky-Watcher 200 Newtonian Telescopes
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Luca Arteskya Introduces Secondary Mirror Support Retrofit Kit for Sky-Watcher 200 Newtonian Telescopes

Italian telescope manufacturer and retailer Luca Arteskya is now offering a secondary mirror support retrofit kit upgrade for Sky-Watcher 200 Newtonian telescopes. The kit is compatible with both F/5 (200/1000) and F/4 (200/800) systems. The secondary support is manufactured in house by Luca Arteskya out of aluminum 6061 which is […]

Nyx Tracker Offers an Affordable and Compact Motorized Barn Door Star Tracking Mount for Astrophotography
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Nyx Tracker Offers an Affordable and Compact Motorized Barn Door Star Tracking Mount for Astrophotography

The Nyx Tracker is a motorized barn door star-tracking astrophotography mount designed for those who want affordable and accurate widefield tracking. With a signature alignment laser, the Nyx Tracker is intuitive and quick to set up. Once pointed at the earth’s celestial pole, the motorized mount will precisely follow the […]