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You will find links to our suppliers below should you require additional information on a particular product. You can also Contact us if you cannot find a product of one of our suppliers on our website.
Please visit our new Astro-photography Gallery
Newsbreak: Comets, Events and Star Parties!
20 July 2013
The owner of Shelyak Spectography Equipment, Sir Olivier Thizy, attended Scopex 2013 at the venue. He talked about Spectroscopy and held a 2 to 3 hour workshop during this event. He also visited us at the Eridanus Optics exhibit. Eridanus Optics had entry level products for sale and this were the opportunity of a lifetime to come and acquire these products and get first hand experience. Any Enquiries please mail Andrie above.
Comet Photo Challenge
And Lucky Draw Winners
I want to thank the two contenders who participated. Hopefully we can get more photo’s entered in future challenges.
The winner of our Comet challenge, a R200 gift voucher, is Steve Barrow (Photo 2). The challenge was to capture Comet Lemmon and 47 Tucanae in the same field, and this is exactly what he did!
I must also congratulate Johan Retief on the excellent photo that he took of Comet Lemmon. The contrast is better than the winning photo, but by Johan’s own admission, it does not include 47 Tucanae.
The winner of the Comet Challenge Voter's Lucky draw, a R100 Gift voucher, is Marc Kleynhans. Thank you for all who participated.
ScopeX Lucky Draw:
The following people are the winners of our ScopeX lucky draw:
Thank you for all who supported us during ScopeX 2013, hope to see you next year againIf you won a prize, please contact me to claim your price before .
Solar Eclipse of 3 November 2013
Prepare for the Solar Eclipse of 3 November
On Sunday 3 November there will be a hybrid eclipse of the Sun. A hybrid eclipse occurs when the Moon is too far away at the point of the maximum eclipse to cover the entire Sun when the eclipse starts off. The sun is therefore visible as a ring around the Moon. This is referred to as an annular eclipse. However, as the Earth rotates, the point of the maximum eclipse moves closer to the Moon to the point where the moon covers the entire sun. This is referred to as a total eclipse or ‘totality’. As the Earth continues to rotate and the point of the maximum eclipse moves further away from the Moon again, the Sun emerges around the Moon as an annular eclipse again. A hybrid eclipse is therefore a sequence of an annular eclipse that grows to totality and back to an annular eclipse.
Unfortunately South Africa is not on the path of the maximum eclipse and we have to be satisfied with a partial eclipse. That is if you can be in the northern parts of South Africa. The eclipse will be visible from the places listed below and should give an indication of the Southern extreme of the eclipse:
Since the eclipse occurs on a Sunday afternoon there is no reason why you cannot view this event properly. Get yourself a Solar filter and use the time to view sunspots as well. We only have seven sheets of this product in stock and we expect new stock only after the event. You may also order a mounted solar filter.
You can enhance the contrast of solar features by adding a Solar Continium filter. The ultimate in solar definition will be to view it through an H-Alpha telescope (other models available on pre-order).
If you are a newsletter subscriber, you can claim the following specials:
For advice on solar telescopes, solar filters and other astronomy equipment, please contact Andrie.
Globe at Night Newsletter
Globe at Night Newsletter
We are pleased to announce the first edition of our Globe at Night Newsletter! This monthly publication will keep you up-to-date with the latest Globe at Night news. Our first campaign of 2014 was a success, with over 2000 submissions worldwide! Thanks to everyone who participated!
Be sure to check out the newly redesigned www.globeatnight.org. It’s easier than ever to participate; just follow our 5 Easy Steps, and you’ll be on your way to taking data in no time. We also have two new data-taking smartphone apps and materials available in more than 25 languages.
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