In this second edition, Hicks discusses each aspect of building and designing a backyard observatory to help you decide which type suits your needs best.
ZW Optical introduces a new series of low-noise cooled cameras. The ASI 224MC-Cool camera ($649) features the highly sensitive IMX224 color CMOS detector.
Stellarvue introduces a line of ultra-wide-field eyepieces (starting at $419) that feature an immersive apparent field of view and plenty of eye relief.
Denkmeier unveils its unique eyepiece set, the Lederman-Optical-Array 21-mm eyepiece ($599 per pair). The L-O-A is a patent-pending design that simulates a 3D view in telescopes equipped with binoviewers.
Industry newcomer Third Planet Optics rolls out a series of Ritchey-Chrétien astrographs for the budget-minded astrophotographer.
Capture wide swaths of sky with Astro-Physics' new Quad Telecompressor Corrector ($1,520) for its 130 StarFire GTX and EDFGT telescopes.
Fornax Mounts announces the LighTrack II, a portable camera tracking head for nightscape astrophotography.
The SSW Ultra Wide Eyepiece series ($349 each) provides an expansive 83° apparent field of view with eye relief of 13 mm.
Teeter's Telescopes unveils its latest custom Dobsonian telescope, the 16-inch f/4.5 TT/Stark (starting at $2,575 without optics).
Andor announces the iKon-XL, a large-format CCD camera ideally suited for large instruments.
Explore Scientific announces new soft-sided carrying cases for their telescopes.
Premier astro-imagers Robert Gendler and R. Jay GaBany team up in their latest work, Breakthrough!, which highlights 100 of the most relevant photographic images of astronomy.
This rack-and-pinion focuser adds additional stability and precision to the legendary Takahashi FSQ-106ED astrograph.
This piggyback bracket allows you to quickly reconfigure your telescope with secondary cameras, guide scopes, or other additional accessories.
This robotic camera platform (introductory price: $999) is designed to automate your ability to shoot extremely- large-scale panoramas.
The series promises to be the most up-to-date and comprehensive deep-sky observing guide available today.
This accessory adapter is designed to attach to any telescope that uses an SCT-threaded interface.
Tele Vue unveils its latest creation for the discerning observer: the new DeLite series eyepieces
Premier astrophotographers Warren Keller and Rogelio Bernal Andreo team up to bring you their latest video tutorial in the "Image Processing for Astrophotography" series.
This compact 11-inch Dobsonian is designed to be as light as possible, with adequate aperture to provide generous detail on the planets as well as many deep-sky targets.
Lunt Engineering now offers big apochromatic binoculars — really big.
Emerald Bay SoftwareEmerald Bay Software brings you StarLog ($24.99), an observing logbook app for your iPad.
JMI Telescopes expands its range of alt-azimuth tracking drives for lightweight telescope mounts with the addition of the Train-N-Track system for the Explore Scientific Twilight I mount
iOptron's Tri-PieriOptron adds greater stability to its premium telescope mounts with the new Tri-Pier.
Damian Peach www.damianpeach.com 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, WinJUPOS,…