As I read in an international
popular astronomy magazine such as Sky and Telescope
or Astronomy now several equipment stay ahead.
The best amateur astronomers all around the world use
this equipment to produce high quality astronomy
works. Internet is also a huge show room of this
technology. What kind of equipment am I talking about ?
In my opinion this equipment is divided into three categories:
- first of all, the core of the systems: the telescope
itself. Depending on its type, a refractor or a reflector,
there are two brands that can offer high quality equipment.
Respectively it's Takahachi for the apochromatic
reflector and RC Optical Systems (RCOS) for
the ritchey-chrétien reflector. This kind of equipment
is capable to produce high quality and pin point CCD astrophotography.