Telescopes

Celestron Skyportal and EAGLE CORE for Celestron Mounts

EAGLE-CORE-telescope-control-unit-for-dslr-astro-photography-14 Celestron Skyportal (SkyQ Link 2) and Primaluce Lab EAGLE CORE for Celestron Mounts With Celestron’s SkyPortal device (formerly known as SkyQ Link 2), connected to the Italian Primaluce Lab’s EAGLE CORE, you can control many Celestron mounts using the SkyPortal or SkySafary planetarium app, you can start autoguiding and capturing with a DSLR camera using EAGLE OS software, in order to easily perform astrophotography via WiFi from any iOS or Android smartphone or tablet!… Read more »

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 »