To get the latest news from WO more frequently (and less formally), check out the
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Wa.chur.ed. The FB page will be updated more frequently
than this web site, and will include more information about what I am up to, in both
astro-photography and product development.
Version 5.2 of the PerfectStar Focus Controller firmware (available on the Support
page) adds a new feature called “Permanent Focus” that maintains focus from one session
to the next. With this feature, a fixed installation such as an observatory, might
operate for a very long time without having to adjust focus.
Astronomy Technology Today is a bi-monthly publication that focuses on the equipment
used by astronomers. In other words, it’s a magazine for astronomy “gearheads”.
The July/August issue includes an article I wrote titled “To Chase a Star”, which
describes my experiments with amateur adaptive optics. Check it out at www.astronomytechnologytoday.com
Version 6.1 of the PerfectStar Focus Controller ASCOM driver is available on the
Support page. This update fixes the awkward handling of unexpected disconnects or
USB failures. It is recommended for all PerfectStar users.