LINKS

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~Some of my favourite links~

STARLIGHT XPRESS CAMERAS

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 Terry Platt, the man and name synonymous with StarlighXpress cameras has a CCD for you . These cameras are virtually noise free, most models utilise the Sony chips. Generally speaking, you need not take any more dark frames.   www.starlight-xpress.co.uk/

 
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 Starlight Xpress group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/starlightxpress/

 
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 Winchester Electronics A huge range of starlight Xpress cameras and a section where you can peruse many users web pages. http://www.starlightccd.com a must see!

 
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Alan Chen, the mistro with a one shot colour SX- M25c, his images speak for themselves. Some of the best around! http://www.heavenlyview.com/astronomy.htm

 

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Sergio Eguivar is a southern hemisphere imager like myself. We've been in contact for quite a while and he's been doing some great images with a SX MX716 & SXV- H916. Check out his site. http://www.baskies.com.ar/

 

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Louie Atalasidid is another SX- M25c one shot colour user. He has a collection of some lovely images from the Southern hemisphere.  http://www.atalas.net

 

TELESCOPES, PARTS AND ACCESSORIES- NEW & USED EQUIPMENT in Australia

~MY ASTRONOMY SHOP~

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Steve Massey is a practicing astronomer, a renowned imager with some of the best planetary images around. Having for sale a great range of dynamic planetary imaging systems for specialised planetary work, offering true, 'real time' viewing. His own shop is a treasure trove of telescopes, parts and accessories.   He is also an excellent bloke to deal with. Check it out !    http://www.myastroshop.com.au/

 

~SIRIUS OPTICS~

 
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Sirius Optics in Queensland have a great range of telescopes, parts and accessories. Ron, who I've had many dealings with is a great bloke to deal with and will doing anything to ensure your satisfaction. They also have a used/ classifieds section. Always worth a look when in the market for new and used equipment.   http://www.sirius-optics.com.au/

 

~ICE IN SPACE~

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Ice in Space is actually a bit of a one stop astro hub here in Australia. Not only is there a wide range of forums on everything Astronomy wise, but also there is a very good used classified ads section. This is for all comers to share their experiences of the wonderful night sky. http://www.iceinspace.com.au/index.php?home

 

~TELESCOPES & ASTRONOMY~

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South Australian dealer, Matthew Lovell (a practicing astronomer) has one of the best itemised sites for purchasing Vixen scopes, parts & accessories around that I've seen in Australia. Also a wide variety of other brand telescopes, binoculars and astro related photographic equipment. New and used.  http://www.telescopes-astronomy.com.au

 

~ASTRO BUY AND SELL~

 
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Relatively new to the Australian used telescope equipment market but definitely worth a look as it's becoming a very good source for astronomy related gear. http://www.astrobuysell.com/au/

 

INTERNATIONAL  MARKET

 

~IAN KING IMAGING~

 
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Ian King from Ian King Imaging  has a huge range of new equipment for the discerning enthusiast. Located in the UK, good people to deal with! http://www.iankingimaging.com/

 

ATM parts

 
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Bob Royce Mirrors. Bob is well known throughout the world telescope industry as a high precision mirror manufacturer for both professionals, commercial and the discerning amateur telescope builder alike. He is a very down to earth guy and a pleasure to deal with. His mirrors speak volumes for themselves.  http://www.rfroyce.com/

 
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Protostar manufacture a great range of products to the atm-er. Their main product of interest is their excellent secondary mirrors and range of different secondary holders. There are many other products that would be of interest to a scope builder. http://www.fpi-protostar.com/

 
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Moonlite Telescopes manufactor top range feather touch focusers for reflectors, SCT and refractors. Also supporting a range of telescope building parts such as truss tubes and tube blocks. Great for building that large aperture truss scope. http://www.focuser.com/storefront.php

 
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Parallax Instruments specialise in the manufacture of  large aperture Ritchey-Chretien, Newtonian, Classical Cassegrain Telescopes and German equatorial mountings. And boast the world's largest selection of telescope tube mounting rings. http://www.parallaxinstruments.com/IndexFX.html

 

 

~ASTROMART~

 
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The best site in the world for used astronomy equipment. http://www.astromart.com/categories.asp

 

 

~COMPUTER DRIVE SYSTEMS~

 Servo and stepper motors.

bullet MEL BARTELS -  BB Astro designs, Inc.    (for automating your Dobsonian, Altz Az, Equatorial or German equatorial mounts)     Mel is the man.... !! He developed the Bartels stepper software and controller hardware for the DIY folks back in the late 1990's. Now he has developed his own software to run in conjunction with Sidereal Technology (Dan Gray) servo controllers. See his site for ideas on everything telescopes and mounts. http://www.bbastrodesigns.com/BBAstroDesigns.html
bullet DAN GRAY- This man has done a remarkable job with developing the SiTech servo controller along with the software to go with it. There are so many features, you need to see his site. Sidereal Technology

 

 

 QUICK CAM
bullet  Quick cam software- www.astrosurf.com/dallmon/html/qcsoftware.html This is Dave Allmon's software- QCV2 and Dark Gen.
bullet  Astro Cam Page- www.astrocam.org/english.htm
bullet  Digital Astronomy Journey- www.cowtown.net/users/daj/
bullet  A huge Astronomy links page- www.laserdata.pt/astronomy/favorites.htm
bullet  Steve Chambers, one of the pioneers involved in converting web cams for long exposure photography. Site contains long exposure mods and lots of related info - http://home.clara.net/smunch/wlink.htm
bullet  Pedro Re's page- http://astrosurf.com/re

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