Binocular astronomy is a very popular activity amateur astronomers of all abilities. With smaller sized binoculars such as 7x or 10×50 models, holding them in your hand is not usually a problem as they don’t weigh very much. However if you have larger heavier binoculars such as e.g. Celestron SkyMaster 25×100 models, or if you…Details
Before we look at the 10Micron Centaurus II tripod, we thought we’d just write a short blog about the tripod’s storage and carry bag. The Centaurus II tripod is made for use with the 10Micron GM2000 Monolithic and Ultraport mounts and can also be used with the GM1000 mount for extra sturdiness too. The tripod…Details
The 10Micron GM2000 HPS II Ultraport – part 1: building the mount up – an introductory photographic journey.
Introduction In a previous blog (here) we introduced 10Micron and gave an overview of their current mount range. The current 10Micron German equatorial mount range can be summarised in the image below. In this first introductory article, we will look at the mid-range 10Micron GM2000 HPS II (GM2000 from now on) German equatorial mount, and…Details
10Micron are a part (a division) of an Italian high precision engineering company, called COMEC Technology who are based just outside the city of Milan. COMEC Technology was founded by the Mariotti brothers, who inherited a love of mechanics and engineering from their father, and grew the company from just a small mechanical workshop in…Details
We will be attending the new Practical Astronomy Show on Saturday March 9th at the Kettering Conference Centre where we will have good range of telescopes and accessories on display. The show opens to the public at 9am till 5pm. There will also be a good set of talks too. What’s more is that the…Details