Equipment: Buyer’s Guides & Recommendations

Dive deep enough into astronomy, and you’ll find yourself wondering which telescope to buy or what camera would be best for astrophotography. The editors of Sky & Telescope are here to help. Every month we showcase the newest products on the astronomy market, and several times a year, editors visit national conferences to chat with equipment manufacturers and vendors. We brings the products to life in our series of exclusive video interviews.

We’ve got a bevy of articles that tell you everything you need to know before you buy, whether you’re in the market for a new telescope, eyepiece, or binoculars. And get your hands dirty with our do-it-yourself section that shows you how to modify, care for, and improve your equipment.

High Resolution Astrophotography by Damian Peach

High-Resolution Astrophotography (DVD)

Damian Peach World-renowned planetary imager Damian Peach releases the first of his new DVD tutorial series High Resolution Astrophotography. Within you'll find more than 2½ hours of detailed video guides on how to photograph the Sun, Moon, and planets. Peach walks you through userful features in popular image-processing programs including Registax 6, Autostakkert!2,...


Product Videos

Welcome to Sky & Telescope’s product videos. Over the past few years, former S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco has interviewed many manufacturers and vendors of astronomy equipment in an effort to bring their products to life in a way that you will find useful. We hope you enjoy them. Apogee Imaging Systems —...


Hawai’i Nights

See Hawai'i by starlight through the lens of premier astrophotographer Rogelio Bernal Andreo. His first book, Hawai‘i Nights, documents his island adventure.


Thousand Year Canon of Eclipses: 1501 to 2500

Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses: 1501 to 2500 is a comprehensive catalog of essential characteristics of each of the 2,389 solar eclipses occurring throughout this 10-century period, and Thousand Year Canon of Lunar Eclipses: 1501 to 2500 documents 2,424 lunar eclipses in the same time frame.