Shelyak’s LISA Spectrograph

It has been a while since a review. Here is a quick writeup of the Shelyak LISA Spectrograph, a product that has been available for some time now, but only within my reach this month. It has been a pleasure working with it, and it's not my first experience with Shelyak Instruments, a company based... Continue Reading →

Telescope buying?! Wonderful!

This can get really complex, and, as you imagined, very expensive.  There is this sudden realization that good scopes are pricey, and the less expensive ones are, well, to be honest, not worth the cash. They end up in closets or basements.  For a first time telescope, especially for kids, I always recommend a really... Continue Reading →

CCD Imaging: Q&A

Introduction: As information changes, this article will be updated. It is always UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Every now and then an amateur astronomer asks me what equipment they will need to do good CCD imaging, or what the techniques are for good imaging. The questions lead to more questions, more answers, and a lot of typing! Compiled... Continue Reading →

A View to the Infrared

With the huge popularity of smart cell phones has come the rise of the portable infrared camera. One can readily go to Amazon and slew through a series of miniature attachables for your phone, each with their features and abilities. This is a look at two widely accepted models by two companies: FLIR and Seek... Continue Reading →

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