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Amateur Astronomy has changed...

Started by Art, September 17, 2020, 13:59:09 PM

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Art

In our ever changing digital world, Stellina has arrived.
Have a look...

https://vaonis.com/stellina

Snowcrash

At 4000 Euros still a bit pricey but a lovely neat item.

My friend, who has an 8 inch Mead scope, has got into photography recently. If you don't mind your setup looking a bit more Heath Robinson then you can do much better optically.

EQ6R Pro Mount
A Doublet Refractor you can go for triplet and quadruplet range £600-£5000
Cooled CCD Camera or mount any decent digital SLR

And a must is the EAA (Electronically Assisted Astronomy) software. Amazing results even with light polluted skies.


"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

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Art

It dawned on me that your Heath Robinson must be somewhat akin to our (USA) Rube Goldberg, in that they both created the most ridiculous looking "inventions" usually crafted from the finest spare parts and bits of springs, levers, and junk of all types.

Then yes, they must have been twins separated at birth! ;)

Snowcrash

Indeed you are correct, from the wiki for Rube Goldberg. I hadn't heard of him or the Danish guy either.

QuoteThe corresponding term in the UK was, and still is, "Heath Robinson", after the English illustrator with an equal devotion to odd machinery, also portraying sequential or chain reaction elements. The Danish equivalent was the painter, author and cartoonist Robert Storm Petersen, better known under his pen name Storm P. To this day, an overly complicated and/or useless object is known as a Storm P.-machine in Denmark.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson