Telescopes

Fornax Mounts in Chile – Fornax 200 Installation

Las Campas Observatory - Fornax 200 mount base Fornax Mounts in Chile – Fornax 200 Installation Zoltan at 365astronomy got hold of some images of Fornax Mounts staff installing their latest (and so far largest) telescope mount, a Fornax 200. (365Astronomy is proud to be the official UK distributor of Fornax Mounts…) The Fornax 200 mount has been specifically designed and developed for this project and is part of the HAT Project (Hungarian Automated Telescope Project).… Read more »

Comparison of 4 different planetary cameras using a Celestron EDGE HD8 on an Advanced VX mount for the moon and Jupiter.

Jupiter ASI 130 1280x1024 TIF Comparison of 4 different planetary cameras using a Celestron EDGE HD8 on an Advanced VX mount for the moon and Jupiter.   Introduction   A comparison of 4 different planetary cameras using a Celestron EDGE HD8 on an Advanced VX mount for the moon and Jupiter is provided in this article.… Read more »

ZWO at the Forefront of Technological Development

Jupiter taken with an ASI120MM through a Celestron EDGE HD8. ZWO at the Forefront of Technological Development There have been some recent new additions to the ZWO family of cameras. This highlights ZWO at the forefront of technological development in planetary imaging. Planetary imaging (including the moon and the sun) provides a good introduction to the art of astrophotography.… Read more »

Fornax 10 LighTrack Mark II Mobile Tracking Mount

Cepheus and Cassiopeia H-Alpha image The Fornax 10 LighTrack Mark II Mobile Tracking Mount is – as the title suggests – a mobile tracking mount for astrophotography that can carry a large dSLR with a telephoto lens or even a small telescope up to the recommended 5 kg payload.… Read more »