Building a Power Box for a Telescope

The more automated my setup has become, the more cables it requires and it has now got to a point where I want to simplify my set-up. The first element is therefore to build a future-proof power unit to mount on the scope and power my focuser, cameras and USB hub, all of which run […]

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What is narrow band imaging?

Narrow band imaging refers to imaging using filters that only let through a very narrow range of the light spectrum, often 0.07nm or less. They effectively block all other light frequencies. The spectral width of these filters therefore blocks out a lot of light pollution – light from streetlights in towns and cities that reflects […]

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Altair Hypercam 178C

This was the first camera I bought. If I am being honest, I didn’t do a lot of research into it, and I certainly didn’t know there was a difference in terms of planetary / lunar imaging and imaging DSOs. I also wasn’t aware too much about my future needs in terms of a mono […]

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