Everyday Astronaut Partnership
"We’re living in exciting times where the pace of innovation is faster than we’ve ever seen. Where the cost of spaceflight is coming down by orders of magnitude. Where the people living today will explore new worlds amongst the stars." - Tim Dodd. We are proud to partner with Everyday Astronaut (including collaborations with Cosmic Perspective and Astronomy Live), find out more about our partnership here!
WHAT WE'RE DOING
Everyday Astronaut, in collaboration with Cosmic Perspective and Astronomy Live, are dedicated to documenting rocket launches, archive their beauty, and share the importance of these people and this time in history. OPT has joined them on their mission to bring you incredible footage and coverage of live-streams and slow-mo footage, by providing them with motorized tracking telescopes at a majority of the major upcoming rocket launches. Best of all, there are HUGE launches coming up this year, with up to 2 launches a month!
THE GEAR BEHIND THE GOAL:
1. Meade 10" LX200 Telescope 2. Meade 8" LX200 Telescope 3. Losmandy Dovetail for 10" LX200 4. Meade Losmandy-Style Dovetail Rail for 8" F/10 OTA 5. Losmandy Single Axis Camera Mount 6.Optec FocusLynx Focuser Hub 7. Antares focal reducer x2 8. Starlight Instruments Feathertouch Microfocuser 9. Astro-physics visual back 10. TPO 2" to T adapter 11.Opticron Sony NEX T-Ring 12. Celestron Canon T-Ring
Check out this incredible video of their successful tracking of the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch!
FREDERICK K. BLOCKLAND
October 09, 2021
I saw the video, it was amazing. I live in south Florida and watch the launches from my back yard. I have a LX200 telescope and would love to try to track form my house. What software are you using to track the rocket?