September 22, 2017

Imaging Satellites: A Low-Tech Method.

Portable Satellite Tracking "Station". (All Photos by Author).
Portable Satellite Tracking “Station”. (All Photos by Author).

We here at Astroguyz have been working for some time on an interesting technique for capturing photographs of satellites, and by popular demand, we wanted to give a brief rundown at how we were ultimately successful. Go out star-gazing on any clear night, and itís only a matter of minutes before youíll notice a star or two that slide silently by. [Read more...]

Review:Redshift 7: The Ultimate in Astronomy Software.

Redshift

Availble from Maris technologies! (Credit: Redshift).

Desktop-based planetarium programs have really come into their own in the past few years. From their early evolution in the 1980′s with computer programs written in Basic that would show you stick figure constellations, planetarium programs are now full fledged sky simulators that allow you not only to control your telescope and plan your observing sessions more effectively, but allow you to travel through space as well as time. [Read more...]