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  • Losmandy Announces Major Release of New Mount Systems

    Losmandy has announced an new mount system based on their long-standing and well loved GM8, G11 and Titan mounts.   With the addition of a simple adapter, you can now split your existing Losmandy mount and attach to new, alternate bases without having to buy an entirely new mount.   In other words, if you have a GM8 and have been wanting to upgrade to a G11, you add an RA extension adapter and a G11 base increasing your mount's weight capacity to 50 pounds.   Have a G11 and want to upgrade? Add the RA Extension and the Titan base and you have a mount with a 75 pound capacity for a fraction of the price of a new Titan mount.

    There are great major possibilities and potential versatility with a modular equatorial mount system.   For astronomers with multiple fixed viewing or imaging locations that you travel to, you could have two bases and a single mount head rather than two complete mounts.  You could keep a larger fixed system at home and travel with a lighter setup when you're out in the field.  By splitting the mount in two it becomes more portable and easier to handle as well.   Losmandy has updated the mount design by tucking motors away making the mount bodies more streamlined and compact than before.    The new mount systems are also available in pre-configured sets under the new models, GM811G and G11GT.

    As of this posting mounts, Losmandy is expected to start shipping in about 4 weeks and the RA Extension for the GM8 is due out soon as well.  We are accepting preorders now for these mounts and upgrades.

     

     

  • High Hopes for Valley Clear Weather (This event has been canceled due to rain)

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO RAIN

    Oak Canyon Astronomy Group's next scheduled star party at Oak Canyon park is on Saturday, March 25th from 5pm to 10pm.  The group has yet to have their first star party of 2017 due to an unusually rainy Spring and we're all hoping for a dry weekend this month so we can get out under the stars.

    You can find more details about the star party on the group's Facebook page. This is a free and open to the public event.  Children are absolutely welcome but the group does ask that they are closely supervised due to the value and sensitivity of some equipment.  Bring a red flashlight and be sure to arrive before dark.

  • FUJI Day with David James Renowned Set Photographer

    The talk with David James has, unfortunately, been canceled but FUJI Day is still on! Come to the store at 5348 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills, Ca on December 15th.  The FUJI rep will be there from 11-4pm to answer your questions and showcase FUJI's latest gear. 

    December 8th, 2016 we welcome David James, set photographer to some of the most iconic films in a career spanning more than three decades.  A FUJIFILM X series photographer, David has captured unforgettable moments from behind the scenes and on the set for such movies as the Last Samurai, Schindler's List, Minority Report and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

    Join us December 8th at the Burbank Airport Marriot from 7-9pm as David tells his incredible stories and shares his photography experiences.  This is a night for photography enthusiasts, movie and TV fans alike.

    Admission is $20.  Your ticket includes a $25 coupon toward the purchase of a new FUJI lens or camera.   Seating is limited, please RSVP by December 6th by emailing Scott Bloom at scott@whcamera.com.

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