Monday, December 10, 2012


Go-Dome® provides a scratch resistant, dust-repelling primary convex mirror for its Newtonian™ projection system (and for other mirror projection systems). This convex mirror is a precision product with seven optical coatings for even coverage, transparency, protection against yellowing, scratch-protection, and dust repelling. Go-Vex™ Mirrors will project a quality image for many years with proper protection and care. Unlike any other mirror on the market today, the Go-Vex™ is cleanable. See Go-Vex™ Mirror Care for more information.™-mirror-care/ The advantages of Go-Vex™ Mirror projection is cost, image quality and resolution.
Image From Paul Burke Advantages: 1. Go-Vex™ Mirror solutions are less expensive that fisheye solutions. There is no debating this fact. 2. Go-Vex™ Mirrors eliminates chromatic aberration associated with the horizon of fisheye lenses. 3. Go-Vex™ and Newtonian™2 projection solutions are resolution independent with the only limited to the resolution being the projector you have chosen to use. 4. Go-Vex™ and Newtonian™2 projection solutions are infinitely upgradable. You are not stuck with the initial projector you have chosen. As projector technology continues to improve in lumens and resolutions, you are free to change out for a new projector while repurposing the original projector for classroom or other uses without penalty. This makes Go-Vex™ mirror solutions green and better for the environment. 5. More pixels on the dome! A fisheye lens coupled with a high definition projector looses over 50% of the available pixels due to the round nature of the dome master that the fisheye lens must project. A warped image, designed for a mirror captures 84% of the available pixels giving you more pixels on the dome and higher resolution regardless of what ever apples to apples projector comparison you choose to make. The image below clearly illustrates this.
Pricing: Go-Vex Retail 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

World's First Fulldome 3D Stereo Planetarium Created at Imiloa

Imiloa Hawaii Planetarium From January 19, Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii's planetarium will be the first in the world to have 3D stereoscopic capabilities, revolutionizing the planetarium industry. The new system heightens general audience entertainment experiences, but more importantly becomes a tool for astronomers' research by allowing them to see how celestial bodies are situated and how the universe is changing. Imiloa will be using Sky-Skan's cutting-edge definiti 3D theater technology integrated with Sony SXRD projectors. The new technology allows for a more vibrant picture than traditional systems, making Imiloa's planetarium viewings exceptionally lifelike and engaging on its breathtaking 52-foot full planetarium dome. "This technology changes the role of a planetarium dramatically," said Imiloa Associate Director, Kaiu Kimura. "Instead of just being a tool to teach and entertain, our planetarium is now a resource for scientists. We work closely with the telescopes on Maunakea, the 14,000-foot mountain summit, which sites ten world-class astronomical observatories. This system will now aid their research by bringing their data to life. Imiloa will also be poised to share new research with today's young people and the broader community in exciting ways." To highlight its new capabilities for the general public, Imiloa will also launch its "Dawn of the Space Age" planetarium show in stereoscopic 3D. The show will be playing Tuesday through Sunday daily starting January 19. Visitors will relive history and the excitement of space exploration from the launch of Sputnik through the Apollo lunar landings in 3D. All monthly Sky Tonight star show presentations at Imiloa Center will include tours of the Universe in 3D stereo.