Tag: Astro Imaging

BOSS (Backyard Observatory Supernova Search) Team Uses Amateur Telescope Technology to Discover Supernovas
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BOSS (Backyard Observatory Supernova Search) Team Uses Amateur Telescope Technology to Discover 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 the Backyard Observatory Supernova Search (with the enviable acronym, “BOSS”). Boss represents an amateur collaboration […]

Clear Sky Lab Releases AstroPiBox Using Raspberry Pi Linux Platform for Telescope Autoguiding
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Clear Sky Lab Releases AstroPiBox Using Raspberry Pi Linux Platform for Telescope Autoguiding

Clear Sky Lab’s AstroPiBox, a French-language autonomous autoguiding platform, is based upon the Raspberry Pi Linux platform. Recently released out of beta, the platform leverages the Raspberry Pi for autoguiding, offering several distinct advantages: (1) Power consumption of only a few watts, which makes it possible to use a portable […]

Image 2: Paramount MEII carrying a TEC140 and a TEC180, set up for simultaneous imaging.
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A Practical Automated Multi-Camera Astro Imaging System Design: One Mount, One Computer, Two Imaging Cameras

By Peter Rejto Peter Rejto, born into a family of musicians, initially followed a scientific career path, but ultimately left the doctoral biochemistry program at UC Berkeley to become a concert cellist. Now Professor Emeritus at Oberlin College, Rejto lives in Sydney, Australia with his family, but continues to direct […]

iOptron Extends Its Range of Astronomy Camera Mounts with iOptron SkyGuider Pro
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iOptron Extends Its Range of Astronomy Camera Mounts with iOptron SkyGuider Pro

Four years ago, iOptron introduced the SkyGuider; which quickly became a tool of choice for serious astro-scape and wide-field astro-imaging. Since then, there has been an explosion of interest in this popular genre of outdoor photography. As users’ imaginations pushed existing tracking devices to their limits, iOptron designers recognized it […]