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Julie Evans Eating Sunshine presented by the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Friday, June 21, 2024 by

The Boca Raton Museum of Art is hosting a new exhibition titled "Julie Evans: Eating Sunshine" from June 12 to October 20. This marks the first time the acclaimed New York artist's latest ceramic sculptures are being showcased by a museum alongside her paintings. Julie Evans Eating Sunshine, on view June 12 - October 20, presented by the Boca Raton Muse...


Askar 52mm F4 guide scope released

Friday, June 21, 2024 by

A guide scope is an essential tool for astrophotography (unless you are doing OAG), it helps to keep the main telescope accurately aligned during long exposures by correcting tracking errors. The Askar 52mm Guide Scope is perfect for this purpose. With its lightweight, compact design, it offers a 52mm aperture, 208mm focal length, and a 25mm travel length, all at just 6...


WARPDRIVE WD-20 mount from WarpAstron

Thursday, June 20, 2024 by

The harmonic drive race is full-steam-ahead, and the WD-20 mount is focused in on being a high-load harmonic drive mount, utilizing Servo Direct Drive technology. It offers a standard load capacity of up to 50NM (Newton meters, about 36 lbs) without needing a counterweight, making it capable of handling heavy equipment such as the 130APO, 150APO, or C11 with optimal gui...


Choosing a forever telescope mount

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 by

We've all been there. You buy one mount, only to upgrade a few months or years later. Always in pursuit of better tracking, more precise GOTO, and carrying heavier payloads. It's a never-ending cycle of chasing the next best thing. But when should it stop? When do you just decide to give in and buy that "one mount" that you'll keep forever? Is ther...


2024 astrophotography competitions by nPAE

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 by

nPAE's 2024 astrophotography competition includes separate events for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The Northern Hemisphere event runs from December 1, 2023, to February 29, 2024, and the Southern Hemisphere event from June 1 to August 31, 2024. Both are free, promote remote imaging, and offer prizes, with winners determined by public voting. The main detai...


T Coronae Borealis set to brighten the night sky in 2024

Monday, June 17, 2024 by

This year, keep a lookout for T Coronae Borealis (T CrB), a recurrent nova set to dazzle astronomers by brightening from invisibility to naked-eye visibility. T CrB, a star not seen without a telescope since the 1940s will soon grace our night sky with a fleeting yet spectacular appearance. This celestial event is caused by an outburst, or nova, from the star system ...


Daytime astrophotography from Macquarie Huntsman Telescope

Monday, June 17, 2024 by

Researchers at Macquarie University have developed a method for observing celestial bodies during daylight, enabling 24/7 satellite monitoring and significantly boosting Earth and space safety. This approach utilizes the Huntsman Telescope at the university, an array of ten camera lenses operating simultaneously, originally intended for highly sensitive night sky obs...


The peace and connection of solitary astro imaging

Friday, June 14, 2024 by

Venturing out alone to dark sites for astrophotography offers a unique sense of peace and connection to the universe that can be missed when in groups. The solitude under the night sky can be profoundly calming and introspective. However, safety is always a concern when venturing out alone. Inform someone about your location and expected return time, carry necessary saf...


Side-by-side dovetail plates and saddles from Rouz Astro

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 by

Rouz Astro has launched its new side-by-side dovetail plates and saddles, constructed with FDM 3D print engineering-grade carbon fiber composite material and CAD designed for maximum strength-to-weight ratio. It saves a lot of weight (typically 1/3 –  1/2 that of metal), which improves mount capacity and tracking performance. Why u...


NGC5005 and 5033 astrophoto from the TS-Optics 10 inch ONTC

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 by

I have been interested in imaging NGC5005 for several months, ever since I saw the Hubble image of this galaxy. The Hubble image showed bright blue regions that I interpreted as active star formation. In hindsight, it should have been obvious that the Hubble team took some 'creative liberties' with the data and made the Ha regions blue. I stuck with the project ...


The ZWO ASI585MC Pro lands with a review from Trevor Jones

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 by

The ZWO ASI585MC Pro is the latest addition to ZWO's line of deep-sky cameras. It's built around a 4K Sony CMOS sensor with a 1/1.2″ format and 2.9μm pixels, delivering a resolution of 3840x2160 (8.29MP). This camera offers high sensitivity and a fast frame rate, reaching 47 frames per second at full resolution. ZWO ASI585MC Pro, deep-sky camera feat...


Astrophotography setups from $100 to $10000

Thursday, June 6, 2024 by

Nico Carver, also known as Nebula Photos on YouTube, has provided an in-depth look at various astrophotography setups in his video "Astrophotography from $100 to $10,000." He showcases a range of equipment from a DIY smartphone tracker to advanced setups with dedicated cameras and telescopes, discussing the pros and cons of each option. Emphasizing factors lik...


The problem with astrophotography

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 by

In a recent presentation, Bray Falls explores the significant challenges faced by astrophotographers in consistently accessing dark and clear skies, which are essential for producing high-quality images. The discussion highlights that dark skies are not easily accessible to everyone due to the high cost associated with owning or renting a property that provides suitable...


About the EQUINOX 2 smart telescope from UNISTELLAR

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 by

The EQUINOX 2 smart telescope from Unistellar offers a host of innovative features and technologies for an easier observational experience, perfect for those who don't prioritize eyepiece observation. You can observe celestial objects directly through your mobile device or tablet using the free iOS and Android app. It includes manual focus and collimation for p...


MSRAL 2024 conference hosted by Omaha Astronomical Society

Saturday, June 1, 2024 by

The Mid-States Regional Astronomical League (MSRAL) Conference for 2024 is set to be an exciting event hosted by the Omaha Astronomical Society. The conference will take place at the scenic Eugene T Mahoney State Park, located near Ashland, Nebraska, just off Interstate 80 exit 426. A permit is required to enter Mahoney State Park. Non-residents of Nebraska will be l...


DWARF 3 smart telescope pre-orders now open

Thursday, May 30, 2024 by

DwarfLab has announced the DWARF 3 smart telescope is now available for pre-order, promising to make astrophotography accessible to enthusiasts everywhere. Its compact size and automatic setup aims to let users capture stunning images of celestial objects such as the Moon, Sun, Milky Way, galaxies, and nebulae within minutes. Additionally, the DWARF 3 is versatile ...


Enchanted Skies Star Party 2024

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 by

The Enchanted Skies Star Party (ESSP) 2024 is set to run from Thursday to Sunday, October 3-6, marking a significant milestone in its 31-year history. Originally launched in 1994 by staff from New Mexico Tech and NRAO's VLA, ESSP will, for the first time, be held at the Montosa Ranch Campground. This new location, situated just eight miles from the VLA center, offer...


Low cost telescope SVBONY SV48P review

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 by

The SVBONY SV48P 90mm F5.5 Refractor Telescope is currently priced at $229.99, down from its list price of $339.99, this telescope is designed to meet the needs of both novice and experienced astronomers. The SV48P is particularly well-suited for deep sky astrophotography and visual astronomy, boasting outstanding optics and high-quality mechanical components. Low co...


NGC 2683 galaxy astrophoto from the TEC APO200FL telescope and QHY268

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 by

Capturing the galaxy NGC 2683 is no easy feat and requires some hefty gear to truly do it justice. Known affectionately as the "UFO Galaxy," NGC 2683 is a dazzling spiral galaxy situated in the northern constellation of Lynx. This galactic wonder is not just another pretty face in the universe; it's a cosmic treasure trove bursting with about 300 globular ...


Astronomy camera sleeves launch from AstroCase

Monday, May 27, 2024 by

AstroCase, a new line of cases designed specifically for astrophotography cameras, has launched. This case/covering product was inspired by a mishap a few months ago when a guide camera fell and broke during the founder's adjustment session in the field. This unfortunate incident spurred the creation of AstroCase, which is aimed at preventing such accidents and offe...


New APO refractor from Vixen: SD103SII released

Friday, May 24, 2024 by

Vixen has introduced the SD103SII Optical Tube Assembly, an upgraded apochromatic refractor designed for both visual observation and astrophotography. Priced at $2141.99, this new model promises superior performance and stunning star images. Introducing the new Vixen SD103SII APO refractor The SD103SII, a worthy successor to the SD103S, is part of Vixen&...


Smart telescopes tested during eclipse results are in!

Thursday, May 23, 2024 by

Astronomy enthusiasts Sarah, Dalia, and Nico shared their firsthand experiences using smart telescopes during the recent solar eclipse in April 2024. In a video hosted by the popular channel "Nebula Photos," they provided reviews of the Seestar and Dwarf smart telescopes, showcasing how well each device performs under extraordinary conditions like a solar ecli...


Telescope cable management solved with PrimaLuceLab GHOST mode

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 by

At the 2024 Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) held in the United States, PrimaLuceLab representatives Filippo and Tom showcased their latest advancements in astrophotography technology, focusing on the innovative GHOST mode. This cutting-edge feature offers Wi-Fi connectivity, effectively replacing all USB cabling for PrimaLuceLab devices and significantly simplifying th...


Sky-Watcher EQ AL55i pro mount

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 by

Sky-Watcher has unveiled the EQ-AL55i PRO mount, a new Go-To astronomy mount. This compact and versatile mount boasts a dual-position counterweight bar, making it adaptable for use at all latitudes from 0° to 90°. It is an ideal choice for astronomers living in or traveling to areas with extreme latitudes, which are often beyond the capability of conventional mo...


New dew heater controllers from Astro-Smart

Monday, May 20, 2024 by

Astro-Smart is excited to introduce the new Independent 1 to 4 Channel Dew Annihilator MDA Family Controller! Choose from models like the MDA-4, MDA-3, MDA, Meade Fork Arm MDA, or Meade Fork Arm MDA2. Designed for seamless compatibility with any telescope, the MDA Family ensures trouble-free operation. Each channel on the MDA Family Dew Annihilator is independently c...


Sky-Watcher Quattro 300P telescope captures the M51 Whirlpool galaxy

Friday, May 17, 2024 by

Imaging Newtonians are absolute rock stars when it comes to capturing galaxies, particularly stunning specimens like M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy. Let me break down why these telescopes are such a hit in the galaxy-capturing world and sprinkle in some humor to keep things entertaining. Plus, I'll share why I still cherish using my large refractors and my trusty 12"...


Removing star spikes with Cuiv the Lazy Geek

Thursday, May 16, 2024 by

Star spikes, also known as diffraction spikes, are lines radiating from bright stars in images taken with Newtonian telescopes. They occur because of diffraction of light around the secondary mirror's support vanes, also known as the spider vanes. Refracting telescopes, which lack any central obstruction, do not suffer from star spikes and generally offer higher ...


Sky Watcher CQ350 Pro mount and tripod combo

Thursday, May 16, 2024 by

The Sky-Watcher CQ350 Pro is an observatory-class equatorial GoTo mount designed with an impressive 77-pound payload capacity, it supports large optical tube assemblies (OTAs) along with guiders, cameras, and filters. Key features include built-in USB PC control for seamless operation, belt drives for minimal backlash and reduced periodic error, and whisper-quiet steppe...


ZWO AM3 unboxing and comparison to AM5

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 by

Harmonic drive mounts are all the rage these days, as they make an excellent choice for astrophotography and observational astronomy due to their precise and reliable performance, plus their portability, mostly due to lack of a counterweight. The AM3 mount from ZWO is no exception and definitely rings a bell with astrophotographers wanting to "drop and go&q...


EM31 Pro harmonic equatorial mount from EmCanAstro

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 by

EmCanAstro launched the EM31 Pro mount with advanced upgrades to their original 2021 model. The EM31 Pro was designed to meet the specific needs of amateur astronomers and astrophotographers, featuring enhanced stability, ease of use, and precise tracking capabilities. This new model simplifies complex setups and alignments that typically challenge enthus...


50 hours on the M106 galaxy at 1200mm astrophoto stuns community

Monday, May 13, 2024 by

Amateur astronomer Colin Mitchell spent three months under stormy Ohio skies to collect over 50 hours of data on Messier 106 (M106). Despite battling significant light pollution near Akron, Colin's dedication and patience culminated in a spectacular photograph of this intermediate spiral galaxy. Using a 12" f/4 Newtonian telescope and an ASI2600MC camera, he re...


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...


2047Studio Dual Speed Focuser for Takahashi telescopes

Saturday, May 11, 2024 by

The 3.5" Dual Speed Focuser with Built-in CAA is meticulously crafted for Takahashi E-130D, E-160ED, and 180ED telescopes. Engineered by 2047Studio, this patented focuser provides high-precision machining and unmatched stability, eliminating vibrations for seamless astrophotography. 3.5" Dual Speed Focuser Built-in CAA For Takahashi E-130D E-160ED 180ED fro...


Mid-South Stargaze and Astronomy Conference set for May 2024

Saturday, May 11, 2024 by

Rainwater Observatory is hosting the annual Mid-South Stargaze and Astronomy Conference from May 8th to 11th, 2024. The event, renowned for drawing amateur and professional astronomers nationwide, will be held near French Camp, Mississippi, under some of the darkest skies in the southeastern U.S., just off the picturesque Natchez Trace Parkway. Mid-South Stargaze and...


Masters of PixInsight Acquisition Best Practices workshop

Monday, May 6, 2024 by

The Masters of PixInsight is set to host a pivotal workshop titled "Acquisition Best Practices," aimed at both novices and seasoned astrophotographers. This event marks the latest installment in their beginner series, designed to enhance participants' skills in capturing stellar imaging data. Masters of PixInsight Acquisition Best Practices workshop ...