Tag: ATM Telescope

Figure 6. The straw that broke the camel’s back. This is a two-frame mosaic of the Veil nebula in Cygnus including narrowband H-alpha and OIII data. This image required over 30-hours of total imaging time.

John Dobson Dobsonian Telescope

It’s hard to deny the impact that John Dobson had on the amateur astronomy hobby. His introduction of the Dobsonian telescope to the world in the late 60’s in combination with his grassroot outreach efforts through the creation of the Sidewalk Astronomers forever changed the landscape of our hobby. Below […]

Image 1: John Stirniman holds his DIY Graceful Scope Control Joystick. Note the rotary encoder mounted on the left side of the enclosure. The encoder “rotates” the joystick coordinate system. Note also the four shortcut buttons located between the joystick and the display.

A DYI Telescope Joystick Project

A DYI Telescope Joystick Project [Tinkering: To study or improve something through the trial-and-error process of taking it apart or building it from scratch. Just as the journey is often more enjoyable than the destination, the process of tinkering is often even more fun than the result achieved.] Whether professional […]