• PrimaLuceLab’s interviews: advantages of using EAGLE in astrophotography

    EAGLE is the control and power unit for telescopes and astrophotography that changed the game in the way astrophotographers record pictures of the Universe. By including a full Windows 10 Enterprise computer with 8 USB ports, 7 power out ports also for dew heaters and remote control capabilities (both with WiFi…

  • Lunar eclipse from the Dolomites with Borg 90FL f3.9 and ESATTO 3”

    Partial lunar eclipse of July 16th in Italy gave us a great opportunity to test the new Borg 90FL f3.9 fluorite apochromatic refractor with ESATTO 3” microfocuser and, thanks to its extreme portability, we moved to Dolomites, one of the most beautiful part in the italian Alps and Unesco World Heritage!…

  • Astrophotography and light pollution

    Does light pollution affect astrophotography? Is it possible to photograph galaxies, nebulae or star clusters with our telescope also from the backyard with light pollution but using narrowband filters? Discover the result of our test comparing the image of a nebula recorded with the same telescope and the same exposition…

  • One telescope to do everything, with EAGLE

    Is it possible to have a single telescope to observe and take pictures of any object in the Universe, easy to use, power and transport? Is it possible to have a telescope that has the power of a small astronomical observatory but with the portability of an amateur telescope? After more…

  • Star Adventurer versus EAGLE CORE kit: astrophotography with DSLR camera

    Star Adventurer and EAGLE CORE kit allow you to track the apparent motion of the stars in the sky and, if you have a DSLR camera, allow you to record long exposures of deep-sky objects such as galaxies, nebulae or star clusters. But how long? In fact, the longer the exposition time that our instrumentation will allow us…

  • Celestron EdgeHD: versatile telescope, many applications

    Celestron EdgeHD telescopes are the evolution of classic Schmidt-Cassegrains: not only they can be used in visual (unlike the SC, they are perfect also with very large apparent field of view eyepieces) and for planetary and lunar photography but, thanks to dedicated focal reducers, they are great instruments for long-exposure astrophotography. In this article…

  • Astrophotography camera for deep-sky: what to choose

    Choosing from various astrophotography camera for the deep-sky may seem complicated. In this article, through a series of practical examples, we will see how to choose astrophotography camera to record also the weakest details of galaxies, nebulae and star clusters through with long exposures (these camera are different from those used for planetary and…

  • Telescope mount, what to choose

    Telescope mount, what to choose: “Power is nothing without control”, as stated by an advertisement, applies to telescopes as well, especially in astrophotography when taking long-exposure pictures of objects that are too faint to be seen. In fact, in order to take picture of celestial objects by using telescopes, it is…

  • Telescope for astrophotography, what to choose.

    When we use a camera to take a normal picture, we can select the magnification which best suits the object of our image, switching from wide-angle shots (for example 20mm focal length) to higher magnification shots (for example 200mm focal length). This freedom of choice is not possible in astrophotography as,…

  • PLUS: Prima Luce Universal System

    PLUS is the system of dovetail bars and rings for telescopes designed by PrimaLuceLab in order to connect in a modular way telescopes and accessories in a stable manner and without flexures. All elements are made of high-strength aluminum, sandblasted, with high thickness red anodizing treatment. All PLUS elements are designed to…