NEAF 2020 Postponement #ExploreScientific #OpenGOTO

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering

Based on this recent announcement by Rockland Astronomy Club, we will be canceling our OpenGOTO Community Event in Suffern, NY. Explore Scientific will be participating in NEAF The Virtual Experience on April 4th and we will be holding our OpenGOTO Community presentations online during the day.  We will be providing more details in the near future. We look forward to talking with everyone on April 4th.


Rockland Astronomy Club Statement on NEAF 2020

"Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Rockland Community College, the location of the annual Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) announced new restrictions today limiting public campus gatherings to no more than 50 people until further notice.


Because of this development, the 2020 Northeast Astronomy Forum will be held virtually online instead of at Rockland Community College where it has been traditionally held for 29 years. NEAF The Virtual Experience will be held one day only on April 4th, attendees to this historic virtual online event will experience product demonstrations, door prizes, and amazing speakers that have made the Northeast Astronomy Forum legendary.  Additionally, the Rockland Astronomy Club will reschedule NEAF at Rockland Community College later this year  and NEAIC at the Crowne Plaza in conjunction with NEAF."

Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home

Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!