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Starlight Instruments – FeatherTouch

June 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Six years ago we installed a Starlight Instrument’s FeatherTouch micro focuser onto a 10″ Meade telescope. A micro focuser is probably one of the most [...]

Urban Astrophotography : City Moon

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

March and April are nice months for urban astrophotography. The weather is cold-but-getting-warmer, yet not so warm that night-time air currents disturb the [...]

Questar Tristand FirstUse

September 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

We posted a FirstLook of the Tristand a few weeks ago. We have been wanting to take the tripod out for its FirstUse, but the New England weather has not been cooperative. [...]

Questar Tristand FirstLook

September 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Questar telescopes are known the world over for their quality instruments. We had a chance to see them first hand at the NEAF conference in 2011. While we were certainly [...]

Gold Astro FirstLook

March 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Astrophotography is an interesting challenge, but a challenge anyone with a telescope can take on. The pursuit has been made infinitely more rewarding since the move from [...]

Meade ETX-90EC FirstLook

October 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

Buying a telescope is tricky. It is tempting to start off with an inexpensive telescope (say, a $50 one) to see if astronomy is a pursuit worth pursuing, but that is exactly [...]

SKB/Vixen Installation

April 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, we took a FirstLook at the waterproof case from SKB. Today, we will show how simple it was to create a custom-fit insert using the Pick-n-Pluck foam that [...]

Vixen Polarie Setup

March 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

When we went out to L.A. we took with us the Vixen Polarie on the chance that we would have an opportunity to give the Star Tracker a try. For expediency sake, we decided [...]

Vixen Polar Axis Scope: FirstLook

February 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

In early January we posted a FirstLook of the Vixen Polarie Star Tracker. As astrophotography is still a bit of a niche hobby, the number of questions we got about it [...]

Vixen Polarie FirstLook

January 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Last  Spring we attended our first Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) conference (Day1, Day2, Day3). The conference is an annual gathering of astronomy enthusiats and [...]