Night Seeing Monitor

After two years of development, we are glad to annouce the launch of our Night Seeing Monitor. Dedicated to long exposure astrophotography, the NSM measures both the seeing FWHM in ArcSec and the stellar scintillation.

This system, conceived upon scientific papers, measures precisely Polaris position jitter several hundred times per second on a matricial sensor. Unlike other systems that relie on TDI reading on a CCD sensor, the fast E2V matricial sensor provides a far better sensitivity to the star movement. Unlike a DIMM, is doesn't require motorized tracking ; it just have to be position on a solid support such as a concrete wall.

It is easy to install, operates automatically and requires low maintenance. And last but not least, it is the less expensive system available.

Mode details in the dedicated web page.



The Timebox is an innovative and affordable time base that allows precise image timestamping from Genika Trigger and Genika Astro applications.

It is designed to provide time sensitive applications with a reference Stratum 1 time base from the GPS network. It can be used for example for precise image timestamping in astronomy applications as asteroid transit in front of a star.

More details on the Timebox page.



HaT review

Airylab's HaT solar telescope has been reviewed by BBC's Sky at Night in issue #125.

They did enjoy it, mentioning that "Of all solar setups we've tested over the years it is among the easiest to use". S@N also did an amazing 360° model of the HaT.



Genika Astro 2.10

Genika Astro 2.10 is released. It brings GigE Pointgrey and ZWO ASI USB3 camera support.


ZWO support in Genika Astro

This release provides a better support of color cameras.

Please check the release note below :

USB3 ZWO ASI camera support (BW/Color)
PointGrey GigE camera support
Corrected image ressource conflict when LUT (visualization thresholds) is activated
Display debayer can be deactivated for ZWO and Basler color cameras. In that case threshold and palette are available
Solved rare when the main window would not show after launch
Windows resize grips are now available !!
Software hot pixel correction now supported with Basler color cameras
Software hot pixel correction reference map is built with the current exposure/gain settings

Airylab launches the first of the shelf Solar Scintillation Monitor



Airylab’s Solar Scintillation Monitor (SSM) is the first daylight seeing analysis system for the amateur solar observer. This device allows you to determine instantaneously the seeing value in ArcSec at your specific location by daylight for solar observation and imaging. The SSM has been designed for three main applications:

- Help you to find the best observation site for solar visual observation and imaging. The small handheld form factor makes it very easy to bring to potential locations for a quick survey.

- Determine the best seeing time for your observation location. Used with its data acquisition software, you may collect data over the day to see the general seeing evolution over time.

- Directly command image acquisition when used with Genika Astro. In that case, Genika Astro connects to the SSM directly and trigs acquisition from the camera when the seeing goes below a predefined value. For more information about this topic, please refer to Genika Astro user manual.

Price : 225€ ex VAT for the standard edition, 270€ ex VAT for the remote edition.

For more information


Unleash your Daystar or Solar Spectrum filter !


Your filter deserves better !

Connect it to the telecentric amplifier of the HaT solar telescope and enjoy comfortably behind your binocular head the tiny features of the Sun such as the spicules in high resolution and see them moving and changing !

You have a simple PST ? Use its etalon with the HaT and produce stunning high resolution images with high contrast !

203mm HaT is in stock !


HaT with Daystar filter

High resolution HA image with HaT telescope and PST etalon