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A galactic ballet

31 May 2020 Astronomy Now

The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) captured this stunning view of a pair of interacting galaxies known as Arp 271.


SharpStar D 150mm f/2.8 HNT: An imaging telescope with sharp vision

27 May 2020 Ade Ashford

Until comparatively recently, your best tool for capturing wide-angle vistas of extended deep-sky objects with a full-frame DSLR or CCD/CMOS camera was a fast prime lens from one of the big-name players in photography. Now you can attain these swift imaging speeds with hyperbolic Newtonians, such as the SharpStar 15028HNT.