The Time Box: Use for dating asteroid occultations

The TimeBox Use for asteroid occultation dating. By Daniel Verilhac, amateur astronomer Introduction The observation of stars occultations by asteroids is an exciting sport, it allows with few means to contribute to science. It is an excellent playground for amateurs...

2SPOT: a spectro setup in Chile

2SPOT: a spectro setup in Chile By Olivier Garde, Pascal Le Dû, Lionel Mulato, Thomas Petit, Stéphane Charbonnel © Deep Sky Chile spot Since the 2000s, many amateurs have been installing remotely controllable telescopes on sites in Chile in order to compensate for the...
UVEX :  Extreme spectra

UVEX : Extreme spectra

UVEX : extreme spectra By Olivier Garde     Introduction Through this article, I will show we can do extreme spectra in the near UV and the near IR with a UVEX equipped with the standard 600 gr/mm grating. This allows to obtain resolutions from R = 820 @ 350nm up to R...
RS Oph : the contribution of Shelyak spectrographs

RS Oph : the contribution of Shelyak spectrographs

RS Oph : the contribution of Shelyak spectrographs By Olivier Garde Introduction A Nova is a “new star” that appears in the sky. In fact, this star existed long before it was suddenly accessible to our instruments (even in a few rare cases to our eyes),...
UVEX, to write a new page in astronomy

UVEX, to write a new page in astronomy

UVEX, to write a new page in astronomy by François Cochard We are happy to announce the arrival of a new instrument in the Shelyak range. This event is important for several reasons. It’s a sign of the dynamism of the astronomical community, which always pushes...
Spectroscopic Observations on Beta Persei (Algol)

Spectroscopic Observations on Beta Persei (Algol)

Spectroscopic observations on Beta Persei (Algol) By Jörg Schirmer I had my first contact with astronomy when I was 10 years old when my grandfather gave me the book “AUS FERNEN WELTEN” by Bruno H. Bürgel from 1920. That probably fascinated me so much that...
Creating an image via spectral scans

Creating an image via spectral scans

Creating an image via spectral scans By Lionel Mulato Lionel Mulato is an astrophotographer and spectroscopist, his observatory is based near Avignon. He studied physics at university and has been practicing astronomy as an amateur for many years. He discovered...
TimeBox : to accurately measure an occultation

TimeBox : to accurately measure an occultation

TimeBox : to accurately measure an occultation By César VALENCIA-GALLARDO, February 2020 Timing of astronomical occultations and other astronomical phenomena need to be done in an absolute time scale with a precision of a few milliseconds in order to pull and compare...
How to choose your autoguiding camera in 2020 ?

How to choose your autoguiding camera in 2020 ?

How to choose your autoguiding camera in 2020 ? By Olivier Garde & François Cochard In astronomical spectroscopy, guiding camera is an important element, since it’s what makes it possible to point the right target (star, nebula, etc.), then to ensure precise...