This year sees the launch of new astrophotographic technologies spearheaded by StarAid, an eyepiece-sized autonomous autoguider, easy polar-alignment tool and platesolver. How does it work? Impressively, writes Ade Ashford.
As a huge fan of Tele Vue’s eyepieces, Richard Deighton couldn’t wait to get his hands on their new commemorative Apollo 11mm eyepiece, but despite its exclusive nature, does he find it stacks up as well as Tele Vue’s other wide-angle eyepieces?
Fed up with cloudy nights spoiling your astro-imaging fun? Nik Szymanek gives the lowdown on the Telescope Live remote-observing facilities that allow imagers to capture objects in the southern celestial hemisphere without even stepping outdoors.
The eVscope is the brainchild of three scientists and one industrial engineer. Together, they founded Unistellar to realise their dream of a portable, self-contained and easy-to-use instrument for astronomers that they say is “100 times more powerful than a classical telescope.”