Astronomy Technology Today magazine is having an offer so amazing that we felt compelled to give them a shout-out here. In one easy move, readers can have the entire collection of ATTM for just $30!
We have already sung the praises of ATTM back in August. We were happy to be able to obtain a complete collection of all of the issues (except for May 2007) in such an easy manner. We are excited and looking forward to flipping our way through the entire collection on the next "rainy day" :-)
Since June, we have been working on a special astro-photography project. The first task was putting together a "portable astro-imaging" setup. We settled on the Celestron 6SE optical tube assembly (OTA) because of its compact size and removable secondary mirror. The removable mirror is important because we want to do deep-sky imaging using the new Starizona C6 Hyperstar lens.
The Starizona Hyperstar lens, when paired with a Starlight H9C CCD camera, converts the Celestron 6SE OTA from a f10 to a super-fast f2 imaging system! In practical terms, it means we can take a deep-sky image in seconds instead of hours! To learn more about Hyperstar Imaging, check out the info on Starizona's site. We'll have a complete review of both the C6 and M10 Hyperstar lenses over the next six months.
When we started putting the gear together for our portable deep-sky astro-imaging system, we did quite a bit research about the capabilities of the Hyperstar lens. However, we did not know much about its "history." While thumbing through the various topics in the back issues of Astronomy Technology Today, we came across an issue where the lead story was about the "evolution" of the Hyperstar lens! Awesome!!! Can't wait to see what other gems we'll uncover in our stack of back issues :-) [Permalink] - ATTM Back Issues