Posted 23rd April 2016
The attendees of the Texas Star Party (1-8 May 2016) will be able to view our Nexus DSC mounted on a Sky-Watcher USA Dobsonian during the week, as the Sky-Watcher crew will be displaying it on site. You can give it a go if you’re curious to see the DSC in action.
We offer full encoder installation kits for all Sky-Watcher Traditional and Collapsible Dobsonian telescopes. They are priced at US$249.95 (with 10K encoders).
As astronomers, we tend to spend a certain amount of time observing, so it's no surprise that we like to people-watch. Each star party is unique depending on factors such as location and the time of the year - but there’s a certain set of people that are always present.CONTINUE READING
Astronomers use their big brains for things other than discovering planets and galaxies. They’re now naming them for profit. Whilst it’s not uncommon for someone to receive a gift of a star to name, some people want entire planets. And one entrepreneurial astronomer, Dr Alan Stern, decided to cash in on this need, creating an organisation called Uwingu that charged people $10 to name the various exoplanets found across the universe.CONTINUE READING