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3D printed telescope mount DIY


Wednesday, July 10, 2024 by

Igor Petrov, a 35-year-old leading design engineer from Russia, has combined his childhood interests in astronomy and photography with his expertise in electronics to delve into the world of astrophotography since 2014. Petrov graduated from the radio engineering department of the Ural Federal University with a degree in radio electronics. In the unique climate and ligh...


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Stargazing in Namibia with Sisco Auala and Marc Wolt


Friday, June 28, 2024 by

Namibia's exceptionally dark skies offer some of the best conditions for astronomical observations globally. Dr. Sisco Auala and Marc Klein Wolt highlight the significance of Namibia's contributions to global astronomy through projects like the Africa Millimetre Telescope. Stargazing in Namibia with Dr. Sisco Auala and Marc Klein Wolt This initiative ...


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Remote telescope hosting from Starfront Observatory


Tuesday, June 11, 2024 by

The Starfront Observatory, located in Texas, offers remote telescope hosting services with three tiers of pier reservations for different telescope sizes. The observatory provides optimal conditions for astronomical observations with advanced infrastructure and dark skies. Features of remote telescope hosting: Telescopes: Accommodates up to a 17" reflector...


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NASA to adjust Hubble Space Telescope orientation


Tuesday, June 11, 2024 by

NASA is set to change how it directs the Hubble Space Telescope, transitioning it to operate using only one gyroscope (gyro). This decision follows a series of tests and careful considerations. The telescope, which entered safe mode on May 24, will remain in this state until the transition is complete. This adjustment will allow Hubble to continue its astronomical obser...


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SN2024ggi supernova captured using the TS ONTC 8 inch telescope


Saturday, May 11, 2024 by

Amateur astronomer Duncan Milburn from Australia's Sunshine Coast captured a stunning image of the supernova SN2024ggi in the galaxy NGC 3621. Taken on the nights of April 12th and 13th 2024, Milburn utilized his TS ONTC 8" Newtonian telescope paired with a ZWO ASI2600MC camera. The total exposure time was just about 2 hours. SN 2024ggi is currently glowi...


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SX2WL wireless telescope mount from Vixen


Sunday, April 21, 2024 by

The SX2WL equatorial mount from Vixen allows for precise and automated tracking of celestial bodies. With its innovative features such as smartphone integration through the STAR BOOK Wireless app, users can control and navigate the telescope with ease, making it an ideal choice for both beginners and experienced astronomers seeking to explore the cosmos with greate...