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Versacorp (TM, SM) Omniramix (TM)
Accessories for Telescopes & Other Optical Instruments: DiaGuider, VersAgonal, VersaScope Adapter, Related Interfaces Panoramic and Immersive Imaging: Wide Angle Optics, Accessories, and Related Technology Transfer
VersAgonal (TM)
U.S. Pat. D310,381
DiaGuider (TM)
U.S. Pat. D310,676
Omnirama (TM)
U.S. Pat. 6,333,826
OmniLens (TM)
U.S. Pat. 6,449,103

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Versacorp (TM, SM) and Versacorp-related Publications:
Instruction Manuals, Telescope Adapter Plans, & Other Documents; some available as
licensed "Shareware"; plus books and multimedia by Versacorp and Versacorp personnel.

All text and images © Copyright 1998-2006, Jeffrey R. Charles or Specified Organizations.
Books and Media by Versacorp & Versacorp Personnel Versacorp Publications
Books Books/CD/Video/Images Manuals Tech. Info
Instruction Manuals for Versacorp Products
(Available on line mid 2006)
Machine Drawings for Versacorp Telescope Adapters
(The Amateur Astronomer's "Plumbing Manual") Available as "Shareware" in late 2006.
Practical Astrophotography,
a book by Jeffrey R. Charles
(ISBN 1-85233-023-6)
Published by: Springer-Verlag
as Part of the "Practical Astronomy" Series.
Available at Versacorp ($34.95 including shipping in CONUS) and at popular book stores, including border books / amazon.com
This informative book captures the effective ways Jeffrey Charles learned astrophotography, sometimes through trial and error. Included are many tips about photography of planets, nebulae, eclipses, and more, plus a sample check list for travel and an astrophotography exposure guide. Covered are use of a wide range of telescopes and camera lenses, but the emphasis is on what can be done smaller aperture telescopes because these are what more people have. If you like the astrophotography related articles at the versacorp.com and eclipsechaser.com web sites, you'll really like this book!
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It is envisioned that a CD (if approved by the publisher) intended for use with this book will eventually be available for sale. The CD would include color image files for most photos in the book, plus minor updates or errata notes.
On line errata notes will also be available at this link in the future.
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Prices and availability for all items at this site and any linked sites are subject to change without notice.
Eclipse Chaser's Guide to... WOW
by Jeffrey R. Charles
CD: Navigable CD of EclipseChaser web site, plus high resolution 360 degree VR eclipse site images.
Book: Bound color printout of best material on CD.
Video: Digitally edited chronicle of Jeffrey R. Charles' expeditions to four total solar eclipses.
(Most will be available mid to late 2006.)
Available now from Versacorp are:
Eclipse Book: Bound B&W photocopy of eclipse papers and journals at eclipsechaser.com web site (180 pages): $34.95 plus shipping.
Versacorp Book: Bound B&W photocopy of "non-eclipse" and "non-patent" versacorp.com web site content and a few early Versacorp brochures and ads (180 pages): $34.95 plus shipping.
CD: Content of EclipseChaser web site (with additional images but no extra panoramas) with Versacorp web site: $19.95 plus shipping.
Video: 2 hour VHS Video of J. Charles' expeditions to four total solar eclipses (1979, 1991, 1994, and 1995) Moderate quality analog editing: $34.95 plus shipping.
Images and more: Prints, electronic files, and licenses are available for individual images and groups of images (photographs and other visual arts), as are licenses for software, music, screen plays, production rights, trademarks, and other Versacorp intellectual property. Please contact license *at* versacorp.com for specifics.
  • DiaGuider
  • MicroStar focusing attachment
  • Miscellaneous adapters, accessories
  • VersAdapter
  • VersAgonal
  • Introduction
  • Technical info about anodizing and tolerances
  • Selected dimensions for B&L, Celestron, Meade, Questar, O.T.I./Davro Telescopes
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    Additional Versacorp Publications and Products:

  • Listing of available adapter plans and machine drawings (keyed to original Versacorp part numbers) (under construction)***
  • Some discontinued Versacorp adapters are still in stock. They are listed under Closeout specials & one-of-a-kind items in the Versacorp Optical Instrumentation section.
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  • Terms and Conditions for Downloading Versacorp Manuals & Drawings

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    Technical Articles & Papers by Jeffrey R. Charles
    Registered Copyright MCMXCVIII by Jeffrey R. Charles. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

    All material in this section © Copyright 1975-1996, Jeffrey R. Charles, All Rights Reserved. Use of this material is subject to the Terms and Conditions posted at this web page. In downloading material from this web page or transferring said material from a cache, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions.

    Please note that names of links which do NOT presently have destination files are followed by the suffix "***". In order to allow expeditious viewing by persons with slow internet connections, most articles will initially load as "text only" documents. Relevant images and captions will typically be on separately linked pages at the end of each article. I would like to know the proportion of visitors who have slow internet connections, and if these incremental loading features prove to be useful. Please E-mail comments and inquiries to: jcharles *at* versacorp.com

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    All material in the EclipseChaser web page and associated web pages © Copyright 1975-2004 Jeffrey R. Charles. All Rights Reserved. Astrophotographer's Journal, ALAT, ARDOC, Eclipse Chaser's Guide, Eclipse Chaser's Journal, eclipsechaser.com, eclipsemovie.com, versacorp.com, and associated concepts, data, designs, images, and other elements are the property of Jeffrey R. Charles. All content is protected by intellectual property laws. Any form of reproduction or posting of any part of any associated document at web sites other than "eclipsechaser.com", "eclipsemovie.com", or "versacorp.com", or any commercial use (such as in a seminar, product, program, broadcast, publication, or motion picture) of data or other material in this web page, or of related material by the same author (whether said material was obtained directly or indirectly) without including this notice and without the prior express written consent of Jeffrey R. Charles is strictly prohibited. Any use other than for private, non-commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. Use of this material is subject certain Terms and Conditions. In using this site, downloading material from it, or transferring said material from a cache, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions. For information about the licensing and/or purchase of images and/or articles (or related book, movie, patent, or technology rights) please contact Jeffrey R. Charles at jcharles *at* versacorp.com.

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    Eclipse Chaser

    Contents:

    Eclipse Articles & Papers by Jeffrey R. Charles:

    The Eclipse Chaser's Guide to... WOW!
    Registered Copyright MCMXCVIII by Jeffrey R. Charles. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

    The following eclipse documents are currently at the EclipseChaser.com site. A few are repeated in the Versacorp web page.


    Eclipse Chaser's Journal
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    Astronomy and Eclipse Images by Jeffrey R. Charles
    Registered Copyright MCMXCVIII for Eclipse Images by Jeffrey R. Charles. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

    Need information about eclipses for your planetarium, motion picture, or other project? Jeffrey R. Charles performs science consulting in regard to eclipse phenomena and instrumentation. Please direct inquiries to Jeffrey R. Charles (jcharles *at* versacorp.com) or click here for more information about total solar eclipse related science and engineering consulting.

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    About Versacorp and the versacorp.com Web Site

    Versacorp (TM, SM) is a business that is dedicated to the development and marketing of highly innovative and versatile products, services, and technologies that encompass many fields.

    Versacorp was founded in 1983 near Estes Park, Colorado, by Jeffrey R. Charles. Versacorp began as a merger of the Jeffrey R. Charles' photography and art business (photography services, custom enlargements, drawings, exhibits, etc.); related marketing publication (e.g. brochure, etc.) design business; and camera and instrument repair and sales business. At the same time, Mr. Charles' "JRC Designs" (TM, SM) business also came under the umbrella of Versacorp. This aspect of the business also involves photography, but emphasizes a wide range of new technology development and related speculative product and intellectual property (IP) marketing. The name "Versacorp" was originated for the business because it was descriptive of the many encompassed markets and the versatile nature of the original and planned products, services, and technology.

    The first Versacorp-designed product (not counting artwork) was the VersAdapter (TM), a multiple function photographic and visual adapter for telescopes and other optical systems. Several months later, Versacorp moved its operations to Arizona, and, with an advertisement in the January 1984 issue of Sky and Telescope magazine, began to internationally market a variety of its products, including the highly innovative VersAgonal (TM), a multiple function photo-visual flip mirror attachment for telescopes, surveillance instruments, microscopes, and other optical systems.

    In the next few years, Versacorp performed a variety of services including several types of repair and consulting engineering. Versacorp also obtained several patents, transferred some of its technology to licensees, and marketed (wholesale and retail) many additional products. By 1991, Versacorp had introduced more than 80 new optical, mechanical, electronic, and published products, some of which are still on the market today. While many Versacorp products relate to optics, other past and present Versacorp products, services, and technologies encompass a wide variety of additional markets including aerospace, astronomy, consulting, engineering, industrial equipment, sporting goods, surplus items (including miscellaneous items), transportation, furnishings, novelties, toys, games, ornamental design, publications, photography, film, video and digital cameras, video accessories, video production, custom machining, and more. Versacorp has also been a dealer for Questar and Vernonscope instruments, and Versacorp customers have ranged from individuals, to universities, to the NASA funded Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

    In 1993, Versacorp moved its operations to California and began to place more emphasis on services. At this time, Versacorp also discontinued some of its simpler astronomy related products in favor of a smaller number of more versatile multifunction products. In 1996, Versacorp began to emphasize Internet marketing of its products, services, and technology. Services were expanded to include referrals, image processing, web page design, technical writing, screen writing, editing, science consulting, design engineering, conceptual design, and system engineering. Products, technologies, and other intellectual property developed or introduced during this time include airborne and space platforms, communications, medical, software, written works (including action, historical, science fiction, and technical), and new technology for one shot 360 degree panoramic imaging. By 1997, Versacorp had built on its founder's 1980's wide angle imaging concepts to go beyond 360 degree panoramic imaging and developed technology for true one shot full sphere imaging and associated virtual reality environments. Versacorp subsequently obtained related utility patents encompassing hundreds of claims. In 2000, the founder of Versacorp authored the book "Practical Astrophotography", which is published by Springer-Verlag.

    More recent Versacorp products, services, technology, and other IP holdings include the fields of architecture and site design, digital imaging, microscopes, scanning mirrors, and automotive parts. Versacorp currently offers most of its previously available services and many of its previously introduced products, as well as technology transfer and other licensing opportunities for all aspects of its intellectual property. More recently, Versacorp has been using some of its web space to promote technology transfer for its patented and patent pending panoramic and full sphere virtual reality technologies. Those interested in licensing Versacorp technology or other Versacorp intellectual property are invited to contact the Technology Transfer Department at: license *at* versacorp.com. More information can be found through links in this web page and in conditions of use for this web site. If it's innovative, it's by Versacorp! (TM, SM)

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    About this web site: This web site includes information about Versacorp engineering services, optical instrumentation and technology. It also includes technical articles and links relating to astronomy, total solar eclipses, and more! It is administered by Jeffrey R. Charles and served by KTB. Please send Versacorp E-mail to: sales *at* versacorp.com and personal E-mail to: jcharles *at* versacorp.com. For expeditious navigation, minimal graphics are used in the table of contents. To view each item or directory, click on the appropriate blue or pink type in the above top level T.O.C., or in the expanded T.O.C.

    The expanded table of contents near the top of this web page shows most items that are included in, and envisioned to be included in, this web page. Some items are still under construction; therefore, some links do not presently have destination files. Links that do NOT presently have complete or matching files are followed by the suffix "***". If links without this suffix do not work, try using the "reload" feature on your browser.

    The content of this web page is intended to be equivalent to a "G" movie rating, so it should be suitable for visitors of all ages. The content of first level (i.e. "direct") links from this web page should be equivalent to a "G" or "PG" rating. Please E-mail Versacorp if you find that any of the direct links are not equivalent to a "G" or "PG" rating. Thank you.

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    The trademarks (and service markes or trade names, as indicated) DiaGuider (TM, local use 1983, first interstate and international use 1984), eclipsechaser.com (1997), Eclipse Chaser's Guide to... WOW! (1997), Eclipse Chaser's Journal (1997), EZ Level (1997), Jeffrey R. Charles (TM, SM 1974), Jeffrey R. Charles Productions (1995), JRC Designs (TM, SM 1980), JRC Productions (1991), jrcharles.com (2004), MicroDec (1986), MicroStar (1988), Nerdabilia (1996), Omniflector (1997), OmniLens (1988), Omnimmersion (1998), Omnimmersive (1998), Omnirama (1997), Omniramic (1997), Omniramix (1998), OmniSales (1997), OmniVR (1998), OptiDisc (1987), Sun Zapper (1997), The Reality of Virtual Reality (1997), Total Immersion (1997), Total Immersion VR (1997), Total VR (1997), Versacorp (TM, SM, TN, 1983, interstate and international use in many fields since 1984), versacorp.com (TM, SM, 1996), versacorp.co.uk (2005), versacorp.de (2005), versacorp.us (2004), VersAdapter (1983), VersaDrawer (1987), VersaFinder (1987), Versaflector (1997), VersaFocus (1985), VersaGallery (2004), VersAgonal (1984), VersaGuider (1984), VersaJeff (1999), VersaModule (1983), Versarama (1997), VersaScope (telescopes 1987, other optics 1997), VersaStuff (2004), VersaWheel (1990), VidFinder (1990) and associated concepts, data, designs, images, and other elements shown and described in this or related documents or communications are the sole property of Jeffrey R. Charles and are subject to the same conditions as the other material at this site and any additional protections under trademark law.

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