Another Comet Discovery with HyperStar!
Congratulations to Terry Lovejoy for discovering another comet using his Celestron 8" SCT and Starizona's HyperStar lens. Read about the details of his discovery.
Comet Lovejoy is a naked-eye object in the morning sky as of early December. This image by Scott Tucker is from Dec. 6th, using a Canon Rebel T3i, 200mm lens, and five 30-second exposures.
First light image from HyperStar on ISS
The first image from Starizona's HyperStar-equipped telescope in the International Space Station has been released! Click for details on the image and the optical system we developed that captured it.
Close Pass of Asteroid 2012 DA14
Watch a time-lapse video of near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 captured from Starizona with a HyperStar C11. The asteroid passed within 17,000 miles of Earth about 6 hours before we could see it from Arizona. It was about 100,000 miles away during this video, still less than half the distance to the moon!
New Starizona Filter Slider
Check out our new Filter Slider, the perfect way to use filters with HyperStar! The thin design and round profile make it ideal for HyperStar imaging.
Starizona Power Pack II
An updated version of our popular portable Power Pack is now available. The Starizona Power Pack II is more powerful yet much lighter than our previous version.
Space Shuttle Endeavour Flyover of Tucson
Check out a quick video on the StarizonaTV YouTube channel of the space shuttle orbiter Endeavour piggybacked on NASA's 747 shuttle carrier making a low pass over Tucson on its way to California.
S&T Hot Products 2012 from Starizona
Sky & Telescope magazine has put out their annual list of Hot Products, and two of Starizona's innovations made the list! First is our SCT Corrector, a focal reducer and coma corrector that can turn any standard Schmidt-Cassegrain into a flat-field f/7.5 photographic instrument. The other product is our Cool Edge, and SCT cooler made for Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrains, including the new Edge HD models. Filtered air is blown through the scope to bring the optics to ambient temperature quickly, improving image quality.
New ATIK Cameras - Perfect for HyperStar!
ATIK has announced the new 4-Series CCD cameras. They feature small-diameter bodies and small-pixel sensors, making them perfect cameras for HyperStar-equipped SCTs. All models are available in color or monochrome versions, and include capture and processing software.
HyperStar Demo on YouTube
Check out a video demonstration of how easy it is to setup and take images with HyperStar on our YouTube channel, StarizonaTV.
Near-Earth Asteroid Flyby
Asteroid 2005 YU55 passed within 200,000 miles of Earth on the night of November 8th, 2011. See a video sequence of the asteroid's motion captured from Starizona with an 11" Celestron telescope and HyperStar lens.
HyperStar Image of Omega Centauri Makes APOD
Fred Lehman's HyperStar image of the magnificent globular cluster Omega Centauri was chosen as the
Astronomy Picture of the Day for March 31st, 2010.
Starizona's Hyperion Telescope Gets Hot New Product Award!
Sky & Telescope magazine has selected Starizona's Hyperion 12.5" f/8 astrograph as one of its 2010 Hot New Products. Check it out in the January
issue of S&T. See more details on the Hyperion here.
We've posted our first StarizonaTV video on YouTube. It features the Hyperion astrograph. You can see all the Hyperion's features in action. Watch the video
HyperStar Goes to the White House
Starizona was invited to the White House on October 7th to share the sky with 150 school kids. We took two HyperStar-equipped telescopes.
See pictures here.
Starizona Accessories for Celestron EdgeHD Telescopes
Check out our accessories for the Celestron EdgeHD telescopes.
Baader Planetarium is now the exclusive distributor of Starizona's HyperStar products in Germany and Austria. Check out their HyperStar
advertisement (PDF in German). Visit Baader Planetarium's
Astrophotographer Greg Parker and image processing guru Noel Carboni have combined their talents to produce a beautiful new book:
The book contains stunning images of the universe, many taken with Starizona's HyperStar imaging system.
Messier Marathon with HyperStar
Rich Richins pulled an all-nighter and captured all 110 Messier objects with his HyperStar 11 and Canon 350D. Exposures were 8 x 15 seconds for
each object. See the impressive results here.
Astronomy Magazine HyperStar Article
Check out astrophotographer Jack Newton's article on Starizona's
HyperStar system in April's Astronomy magazine.
Comet Lulin in Motion!
Check out this great video (24MB AVI) of Comet Lulin moving across the sky
from Fred Lehman. Fred captured 2 hours of images with his HyperStar M14 and compressed the sequence into just a few seconds.
HyperStar Image of Comet Lulin makes APOD
Rich Richin's spectacular image of Comet Lulin was selected for the
Astronomy Picture of the Day, February 25th. Check out his image, taken
with a HyperStar C11.
Check out these two featured articles from the October issue of
Astronomy Technology Today.
MaxIm DL 5 Tutorials
The first video tutorials are now available for MaxIm DL version 5!
Check out the HyperStar video tutorials, including a new video showing how
easy it is to install the HyperStar lens on a telescope!
Check out hyperstarimaging.com
for HyperStar info plus a user gallery and forum!
We've selected our favorite items from telescopes and binoculars to books and accessories!
in Astronomy Technology Today
MicroTouch Autofocuser article
in Astronomy Technology Today
Welcome to Starizona! In addition to a complete selection of astronomical products, we offer free online resources such as our award-winning
Guide to CCD Imaging and more. We also manufacture unique products such as the
HyperStar imaging system. Our staff consists of experienced observers and astrophotographers who love to share their knowledge. Please feel free to contact us for advice or answers to any of your questions.