Napier introduces the Backroadz Truck Tent ($189.99). The truck-bed tent is designed to fit within the cargo area of your pickup truck to provide a clean, dry camping area that sets up on short notice.
Lunático Astronomía now offers the Dragonfly, a remote observatory control box (450 € — about $530) that works in conjunction with a smartphone app.
New from Astrometric Instruments comes the PrimeTCS-i telescope controller for equatorial or alt-azimuth telescopes (starting at $3,495).
Nikon introduces the WX series of super-wide-angle binoculars. The 10×50 IF ($6,399.95) features a proprietary field-flattener lens system.
iOptron unveils the SkyGuider Pro Camera Mount Package ($498), a complete, ultra-portable mount for wide-field astrophotograpy.
iNova announces a new series of modular CCD cameras to enable virtually any type of astronomical imaging, the Smart Imaging System (starting at $629 for the SIS224C).
Astronomik now produces clip-in filters for Canon EOS M-series mirrorless cameras. Prices start at €139 (about $175) for a CLS Clip-Filter.
In astrophotographer Warren Keller's new book, Inside PixInsight (softcover $34.99, ebook $24.99), he details how to use PixInsight to produce astrophotos from the reader's own data.
Meade Instruments introduces a new planetary video camera. The LPI-G camera ($219.95) features the AR 130 CMOS detector and can record 28 frames per second at full resolution.
Sky & Telescope Contributing Editor Alan Dyer announces How to Photograph the Solar Eclipse ebook ($9.99). Available as PDF file and iBook from the Apple iBooks Store.
Due to alarming reports of potentially unsafe eclipse viewers as eclipse day approaches, the American Astronomical Society has revised its safety advice.
Sky & Telescope releases Pluto globe ($24.99). The 6-inch globe, assembled from over 125 images acquired by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, includes sixty labeled features, a freestanding base, and a 4-by-6-inch information card.
Orion Telescopes & Binoculars now offers a 6" f/4 Newtonian Astrograph Reflector Telescope ($399.99). Weighing in at 12.7 pounds, it includes tube rings, mounting plate, and finderscope.
Orion Telescopes & Binoculars introduces two Dielectric Twist-Tight Mirror Star Diagonals, available in 1.25-inch ($119.99) and 2-inch ($189.99) versions. The innovative twist-tight mechanism won't mar their barrels.
Deep Space Products produces the Deep Space Dock, a series of USB hubs. Available in 4- ($55), 7- ($75), and 10-port models ($95). Includes power supply and USB 3.0 cable.
DayStar Filters's new Camera Quark ($1,095) hydrogen-alpha solar filter enables your Nikon or Canon DSLR to photograph the Sun's chromosphere. Includes 11⁄4-inch eyepiece adapter.
Starlight Instruments introduces two new Feather Touch focusers: the FTF1575BCR ($249) and the dual-speed FTF1575BCR-DS ($429).
Dennis di Cicco interviews several vendors about their newest products — watch and find out full details on new lines of astronomy equipment.
Sky & Telescope's Dennis di Cicco and Meade’s Scott Byrum look at many of the products Meade had on display at this year’s Northeast Astronomy Forum. With an eye toward the upcoming total solar eclipse, they take a detailed look at the Coronado line of affordable hydrogen-alpha solar scopes, and the company’s new EclipseView line of…
Sky & Telescope’s Dennis di Cicco talks with iOptron’s Roger Rivers about some of the newest products in the company’s expanding line of mounts and telescopes. They give special emphasis to the new, highly versatile and extremely portable Sky Tracker Pro mount designed for cameras and small telescopes. See additional videos from the 2017…
Gary McAnally of Finger Lakes Instrumentation shows Sky & Telescope’s Dennis di Cicco some of FLI’s newest imaging equipment, including the Kepler line of cooled, scientific-grade CMOS cameras, which feature high sensitivity, extremely low read noise, and high frame rates. See additional videos from the 2017 Northeast Astronomy Forum. Return to our Product Videos page.
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. You can also find these videos on Sky & Telescope's…
The new QHY16200A ($3,999) all-in-one CCD camera from QHYCCD features a 16-megapixel array. Includes an off-axis guider, an internal filter wheel, and a USB slave port with locking clip.
Apache-Sitgreaves's Flip-Filter Goggles ($42) let you install 2-inch threaded filters to see nebulae with no magnification while blocking extraneous light.
50-mm refractor and solar filter kits