Losmandy’s venerable GM8, GM11 and HGM Titan mounts are mainstays of amateur astronomy, and now the Losmondy G8, Gll and HGM Titan RA and Dec assemblies are now offered as independent components, allowing you to match, for example, a GM8 Dec assembly to a GM11 RA assembly, or a GM11 […]
If you’ve been involved in amateur astronomy long enough, you’ve seen it happen: A telescope owner is assembling or disassembling his or her mount and telescope and thinks the scope’s dovetail is secure in the mount’s saddle, only to experience the horror of the scope falling to the ground, or […]
Sometimes it’s just easier to show someone how to do something than it is to tell them, and telescope collimation is a perfect example. Indeed, most astronomy enthusiasts are primarily visual learners for whom showing will always be more effective than telling. If you’re like us, you’ve often found yourself […]
The Texas Star Party (TSP) will celebrate its 38th anniversary this weekend as it kicks off a week-long festival of everything astronomy. In addition to the overview of the event’s activities listed here, we provide a history of the event as well as some interesting videos of attending the event […]
Check out this video streamed on Feb 26, 2017 of the spectacular Southern Ring of Fire solar eclipse, streamed in 360° from the remote town of Coyhaique in southern Chile, one of the best places in the world to see the this eclipse. The video was taken in Coyhaique’s main […]
For eight years, Celestron’s workhorse CGEM mount lineup has been the German Equatorial backbone for telescopes ranging from 6 to 11 inches of aperture. Since that time, many more astro-imagers and planetarium controlled setups have emerged as backyard telescope technology has evolved. Celestron’s engineering team applied their years of experience […]
A perfect grab-and-go tripod option for steady viewing and imaging of the Great Solar Eclipse 2017, this versatile monopod features a fold-out mini tripod to provide both the mobility and the stability you need for on-the-go exploration with optical instruments like spotting scopes, cameras, and L-adapter equipped binoculars.
Gary Parkerson, editor of Astronomy Technology Today Magazine who at 62 years old, embarked on an amazing journey to cycle to 48 states of the USA, spreading awareness of the 2017 Total Eclipse of the Sun, through astronomy outreach with carefully selected lightweight telescope equipment including an Explore Scientific ED80 […]