NEWS

Our latest updates
The new OS mount is ready!

The new OS mount is ready!

The new OS mount is ready!

The new OS mount is ready!

we did it..and it's working extremly well

Officina Stellare is very proud to present a new mount for telescopes up to 80cm, available both in equatorial and alt/az version. It’s a new a professional mount, ready for every demanding user. The structure is optimized for rigidity and proper frequencies damping and has a minimized thermal deformation. Is available both with direct drive or AC brushless high torque motors on both axis.


Absolute Heidenhain encoders are very precise, with a base resolution of 0.03 – 0.007 arc/sec, thus allowing real-time tracking correction on each axes and motion metrology as well. After modelling, the measured and working pointing error is 5 arcsec RMS (less than 30 stars used, than an half respect the recommended number) and the tracking precision is +/- 0.25 arcsec RMS in 20 minutes. These are not theoretical values, but measured ones.


The mount is provided with a full optional software suite: The Sky X pro with all features included. So you can get your mount ready to use, for each needs, also for tracking non stellar objects. Want to know more? Contact us!


The mount is pictured with a RiFAST 600, a powerful combination. 

New Veloce RH 200 models

New Veloce RH 200 models

Evolution of an icon

Our Veloce RH200 becomed a reference point for all wide field astrographs and been loved from dozen of happy users in the whole world. But Officina Stellare spirit's is to always improve, so we are proud to announce and celebrate with all our Dealers a major update on our RH200 line and 2 new models. From the advanced astrophotographer to the professional, Veloce RH200 Series is the answer to every need.

Discover the new RH-200 MY 2017, RH-200 MK II and RH-200 MKII-AT!

Link: http://www.officinastellare.com/professional-telescopes-cat/rhveloce.html

Officina Stellare stands at ATT

Officina Stellare stands at ATT

Back again in Germany

Officina Stellare joined the ATT in Essen, a very popular and big Astrofair located in Germany, near Netherlands and Belgium borders. We have been very please to show to all presents our RH Veloce lines, explaining the innovations and creating imaging solutions for their needs. Thanks to our German dealer, Teleskop Service Ransburg, who hosted us into their space. We are very happy for all the interest shown by the visitors and felt like at home, could not work better. So, German friends, we wait you in Semptember at AME! 

SOFIA Airborne Observatory

SOFIA Airborne Observatory

SOFIA Airborne Observatory

SOFIA Airborne Observatory

SOFIA Airborne Observatory

Shipment to the final customer of the FFI+ Qualification Model

Officina Stellare is proud to announce the shipment to the final customer of the FFI+ Qualification Model.
The FFI+ (Fine Field Imager), replacing the existing optical system used till now, will be the new generation field imager and guider installed on board of the SOFIA Airborne Observatory.
Thanks to the increased performance of the device provided by Officina Stellare to the NASA/DLR SOFIA team, an improvement of the efficiency of the SOFIA telescope will be possible.

SOFIA is the largest airborne observatory in the world, capable of making observations that are impossible for even the largest and highest ground-based telescopes. During its planned 20-year lifetime, SOFIA also will inspire the development of new scientific instrumentation and foster the education of young scientists and engineers.
SOFIA is an 80/20 partnership of NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), consisting of an extensively modified Boeing 747SP aircraft carrying a reflecting telescope with an effective diameter of 2.5 meters (100 inches).
The observatory is based at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California. NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, manages SOFIA's science and mission operations in cooperation with the Universities Space Research Association (USRA; Columbia, Md.) and the German SOFIA Institute (DSI; University of Stuttgart).

A really challenging design and manufacturing process is behind this Officina Stellare's major achievement.
The optical payload is based on a wide field, large bandwidth 300 mm f/2.2 custom optical design that Officina Stellare develops in its internal optical lab to meet the tight requirements provided by the customer.
One of the biggest challenge was the required high field image quality stability over an extreme 100 degrees span of operating temperature (-60 to +40 ∞C).
In addition, the optomechanical performance must be kept under a severe 10g acceleration during use.
Thanks to the use of special materials and some quite peculiar and innovative solutions, Officina Stellare accomplished the not so easy "mission".
One more result that confirms the special Officina Stellareís skill in the design and manufacturing of critical environment compatible optical systems.

Link: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/SOFIA/index.html

Officina Stellare è incaricata della costruzione del grande telescopio per il parco astronomico delle madonie

Officina Stellare è incaricata della costruzione del grande telescopio per il parco astronomico delle madonie

Officina Stellare è incaricata della costruzione del grande telescopio per il parco astronomico delle madonie

E' ufficiale.

Siamo lieti di confermare la notizia che già da un po' circolava negli ambienti scientifici italiani! Il giorno 29 Settembre 2016, è stato siglato il contratto con il quale Officina Stellare è incaricata della costruzione del grande telescopio che verrà installato nel Parco delle Madonie, sulla sommità del monte Mufara, nel comune di Isnello (PA). Il telescopio completerà e rappresenterà la punta di diamante strumentale del PAM, il Parco Astronomico delle Madonie. Sarà un telescopio da un metro di diametro, realizzato con un particolare, esclusivo ed innovativo disegno ottico a grande campo proposto dalla nostra azienda.

Il telescopio, dal punto di vista delle prestazioni, si posizionerà ai primissimi posti tra quelli presenti sul territorio nazionale, e doterà gli astronomi italiani di un potentissimo strumento di ricerca. Inutile dire che, per una volta, siamo fieri di contribuire allo sviluppo della ricerca nel nostro paese!

OFFICINA STELLARE IS READY FOR 2016 AMOS TECH CONFERENCE!

OFFICINA STELLARE IS READY FOR 2016 AMOS TECH CONFERENCE!

OFFICINA STELLARE IS READY FOR 2016 AMOS TECH CONFERENCE!

We are proud to be, one more time, sponsor of the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technology Conference.

Don’t miss the opportunity to get updated about the last innovations about the SSA/SST technology solutions proposed by Officina Stellare! Maui, Hawaii, 20-23th September 2016.

Link: http://amostech.com/

Date: September 20-23, 2016. Maui, Hawai’i

OFFICINA STELLARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

OFFICINA STELLARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Italian company and top academic and research institutions work together To pave the way with new astronomical research and design highly advanced products

Sarcedo (VI) – Officina Stellare remains at the forefront of research and innovation in the engineering and manufacture of telescopes. 
The past few months have seen the collaboration of Officina Stellare with some of the leading universities in the field of astronomical research. In fact, two ambitious projects, conceived by Officina Stellare and, respectively, the University of Padova and the University of Verona, were assigned two research fellowships sponsored by European funds. 
 “We’re very proud of this achievement,” said Giovanni Dal Lago, Vice President, Chief of R&D, at Officina Stellare. “It’s a confirmation of our primary focus – innovation above all. We’re very excited to work together with two of the best Italian universities to pioneer new fields and design innovative products.”
The research fellowship won by the University of Padova will explore the study and monitoring of the earth’s surface for environmental purposes and design a micro-satellite for the environmental monitoring of the space, which belongs to a new category of satellites recently introduced in the market – Cubesat. For this project – called MISAS (MIcrosatellite per la Sorveglianza Ambientale dallo Spazio) – Officina Stellare will develop a Cubesat satellite for the analysis of images both in the visible and infrared spectrum by designing and producing two dedicated optical channels miniaturized with scientific performance. Positive outcomes include, but are not limited to, the possibility to monitor large areas of land in order to identify its non-authorized exploitations, as well as monitor landslides and flooding, which will result in considerable benefits for the public safety. 
Furthermore, the research fellowship won by the University of Verona will focus on the adaptive optics technology, which compensates for the interferences on the images caused by the atmospheric turbulence through the use of deformable optics. Therefore, this project is aimed at the realization of a High-resolution Adaptive Optics Telescope (HAOT). Up until now, this technology has been used only for large telescopes in scientific studies, and this project aims to leverage the technology for smaller telescopes intended for amateurs. With the collaboration of another research institute – the CNR-IFN, focused on photonics and nanotechnologies – the University of Verona and Officina Stellare will then conduct multidisciplinary research to develop a planetary imaging system with adaptive optics for small- and medium-scale telescopes. 
Finally, Officina Stellare has also successfully submitted a proposal to ACTPHAST (Access CenTer for PHotonics innovAtion Solutions and Technology Support) – a center supporting photonics innovation by European companies, funded by the European commission and made up of 23 research institutes from all over Europe. Officina Stellare’s IWFC project (Integrated Wide-field Fast Camera) involves the design and development of a CCD camera based on an array of four sensors build 2x2, equipped with an electronic platform and an electromagnetic shutter, and a cooled unit to reduce thermal noise. The project also includes the realization of an optical system composed of a combination of lenses and prisms to avoid the dark zones.
These trailblazing projects prove Officina Stellare’s commitment to innovation, and multi-sector partnerships with some of the best academic and research institutes in Italy and Europe are a further confirmation of the scientific excellence promoted by the company.

EIE GROUP SRL AND OFFICINA STELLARE SRL WILL ATTEND THE SPIE TELESCOPE AND INSTRUMENTATION CONFERENCE IN EDINBURGH

EIE GROUP SRL AND OFFICINA STELLARE SRL WILL ATTEND THE SPIE TELESCOPE AND INSTRUMENTATION CONFERENCE IN EDINBURGH

Two Venetian firms have signed an important cooperation agreement – namely Officina Stellare srl, specialized in the astronomy and aerospace fields with extensive expertise in highly customized optical telescopes, and EIE Group srl, best-known for its 25 years of experience building large telescopes for some of the main research institutes worldwide. By sharing their technical and business skills, these two leading companies will work together to identify a target market and broadly position their high-tech products.

EIE Group srl and Officina Stellare srl will attend the SPIE Telescope and Instrumentation Conference in Edinburgh, 28-29 June 2016, and jointly exhibit within EIE’s large stand. You can find them at booth #509. Don’t miss the conference and the special events organized at our booth!

OFFICINA STELLARE NEW HEADQUARTER IN SARCEDO - VICENZA

OFFICINA STELLARE NEW HEADQUARTER IN SARCEDO - VICENZA

It's time to officially introduce you our new headquarter!
Proud of! A great step toward new big successes!