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Stellar Shot of the Week 01/11/2017

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Dave Weixelman took this image of M35 cluster in Gemini using his Stellarvue SV70T, Astrodon filters and QSI 660 WSG camera on his Takahashi EM 11 Temma 2M mount. Dave says, "this is the first light image with my new SV70T. Image of the large and bright M35 cluster and nearby NGC 2158 cluster in Gemini. Really like the sharpness and color correction of this scope! Exposures: luminance filter 5 X 420 seconds, and RGB filters 5 X 300 seconds each filter."

This image contains: M 35, NGC 2168, NGC 2158, The star 5Gem

Image by Dave Weixelman: http://www.astrobin.com/278418/0/

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Stellar Shot of the Week 01/04/2017

Joel Short took this wide-field image of NGC1333 using his Stellarvue SV80ST, Optolong LRGB imaging filters and a Moravian G3-16200 camera on his Mach1GTO (with CP4) mount. Joel says, "I just love the field of view my SV80ST (at f/4.5) gives me with my Moravian G3-16200 camera. It's 4.3x3.4 degrees. This image is centered roughly [...]

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Stellar Shot of the Week 12/28/2016

Chris Gomez took this picture of the Alnitak region using his Stellarvue SV70T, Skyglow 2" astrophotography filter and Canon modified T5i on an Atlas EQ-G mount. Chris says, "Here is a shot of the Alnitak region from Christmas night. This region is filled with all three, dark, reflective, and emission nebula. This area is an [...]

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Stellarvue 80mm Apo Triplets

We've been working on a batch of SV080St 80mm Apo Triplets this week. They've all been tested by our Zygo Interferometer and come with their own test report! You can find them at http://www.stellarvue.com/sv80st-systems/. Dave Weixelman was chosen for this week's Stellar Shot. He took a shot of the Iris Nebula at the Stellarvue Dark Sky Star [...]

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SVQ100 Astrographs Ready

The next run of SVQ100 Astrographs are ready. We sold out of our last batch over the summer very quickly. If you've been waiting to order... don't wait too long, these babies move fast. These astro-photos are courtesy of Dave Weixelman and his Stellarvue SVQ100.http://www.stellarvue.com/stellarvue-svq100-astrograph/

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New MH002 Handle Design

We just can't help ourselves. On top of everything else we're doing we decided to throw in an improvement to our MH002 mount handles, too. They are now a little longer and with a bend so it moves the handle clear of the focuser knobs. Check it out: http://www.stellarvue.com/mh2-stellarvue-mount-handle/.

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Stellarvue Optimus 100 & 110 Degree Eyepieces

The 100 - 110 degree Stellarvue Optimus Eyepieces are now for sale on our website. Performance matched other extremely wide angle eyepieces but ours are either lighter, require less balancing than some or are much less expensive. These are sealed to prevent moisture from seeping in under normal viewing conditions. We are using a very expensive [...]

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Bigfoot Sighting

There's been a sighting in the shop today!So we put him to work...

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Just a little hand crafting...

This is Alex sanding the rings we use on our SV080ST before we anodize them.

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October 2015 Travels

I have been MIA for quite a few weeks providing programs and training. I presented a program to the Central Coast Astronomers in San Luis Obispo. Afterward we observed a couple of objects using my SVR102T. Many veteran Dob guys had never seen a perfect airy disk before so they were all impressed!For the past [...]

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