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Next Stargazing ✦ March 9th
Next Stargazing ✦ March 9th

Tutorials

  • Eyepiece Projection Calculator

    Eyepiece Projection Calculator

    One of the most common methods for increasing the magnification of a telescope for imaging the planets it "eyepiece projection". An eyepiece projection adapter holds an eyepiece between the CCD camera and telescope. Changing the eyepiece changes the magnification, as...

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  • Choosing the Right Camera

    Choosing the Right Camera

    There are many options to consider when choosing a CCD camera, but usually there are a couple majors factors which can make the decision easier. Admittedly cost is one of the most important factors, but there can be a variety...

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  • Planetary Imaging Equipment

    Planetary Imaging Equipment

    Webcams Currently, the best planetary images are being taken with webcams. The techniques that these inexpensive cameras allow make the capable of achieving better planetary images than even the most expensive CCD cameras. For details on using these cameras, visit...

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  • Equivalent Exposure Calculator

    Equivalent Exposure Calculator

    Have you ever visited a website with an impressive CCD image and wondered what it would take to get that picture with your equipment? This calculator will give you the necessary exposure time with a given CCD and telescope needed...

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  • Ideal Exposure Calculator

    Ideal Exposure Calculator

    This calculator allows you to determine the ideal exposure time for subframes that will be stacked. It requires that you take a test exposure using your CCD imaging setup and measure the background sky value. Please refer to the CCD...

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