Tag: Astrophotography

Figure 1 – Spectrum of a Sun like star
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The SkyTools 4 Imaging Model

By Greg Crinklaw Major professional observatories, such as ESO, use mathematical models of their telescope and instruments to plan their observations. It is useful to know the image scale, what exposure times to use, whether a star will bloom or if the signal will become nonlinear, and how many exposures […]

IP4AP Announces Three-Day Workshop for PixInsight Image Processing Software for Astrophotography
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IP4AP Announces Three-Day Workshop for PixInsight Image Processing Software for Astrophotography

Warren Keller and Ron Brecher with IP4AP are teaming up again to present a three-day PixInsight workshop in Mesa, Arizona, September 21-23, 2018 and in Lake Forest, California September 28-30, 2018. If you’re new to image processing, PixInsight is a very powerful and much less expensive alternative to Photoshop. It is […]

Astronomik CLS XT Clip Filter for EOS.
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Astronomik New XT Clip Filters for Canon DSLR Cameras Offer Extreme Widefield Performance for Astrophotography

Astronomik’s new XT Clip Filters are specifically designed to deliver widefield images with crisp and sharp stars right to the edge of the field. Astronomik’s popular original Clip Filters are well known tools among astrophotographers worldwide, but unfortunately, their effectiveness does not fully extend to the very short focal lengths […]

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 CEM 120 Offers iOptron’s Revolutionary Center-Balance Design to Payload Up to 115 Pounds
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The CEM 120 Offers iOptron’s Revolutionary Center-Balance Design to Payload Up to 115 Pounds

Recognizing the growing demand for an accurate and stable equatorial mount with the versatility to carry larger instruments and more complex imaging arrays, iOptron has extended its revolutionary center-balance design to the greater-than-100-pound-payload class with the CEM120. iOptron’s unique “center balance” design yields stability, accuracy and smooth mechanical operation, characteristics […]