New Product Showcase

When it comes to astronomy there’s a whole universe of products available. Most amateur astronomers have their go-to books, their favorite apps for checking out the night sky, and an array of lenses in their camera box. Here Sky & Telescope will help you keep up with the hottest products on the astronomy market.

We’ll review all kinds of products for your benefit, including binoculars, telescopes, eyepieces, mounts, books, cameras, lenses, and more. Once you’ve made the big (or small) purchase, we’ll help you use that telescope to the best of its ability. We’ll also cover resources, such as advice on how to best care for your lenses.

With over 100 years of collective experience, our editors will thoroughly test each product, providing you with the best advice possible.

TheSkyHD

TheSky App

Software Bisque Inc. 862 Brickyard Circle, Golden, CO 80403-8058 303-278-4478; www.bisque.com Software Bisque announces its long-anticipated expansion into the app market with the release of TheSky Mobile ($14.99) for the iPhone and TheSky HD for the iPad ($29.99). Both include an extensive feature set tailored to the intermediate and advanced amateur. TheSky for iOS...

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HR Coma Corrector

Explore Scientific 621 Madison Street, Springdale, AR 72762 866-252-3811; www.explorescientific.com Explore Scientific unveils its new HR Coma Corrector ($299.99) for visual and photographic use. This 2-inch unit inserts into your Newtonian telescope’s focuser in front of the eyepiece or camera, correcting distorted stars near the edge of the field due to coma and field...

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Takahashi Epsilon 130D Astrograph

Texas Nautical Repair 1925A Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77098 713-529-3551; www.takahashiamerica.com Takahashi has updated and reintroduced its smallest Epsilon series telescope, the ε-130D Hyperbolic Astrograph ($2,995). This 5-inch f/3.3 optical system features a hyperbolic primary mirror mated with a digital corrector to record pinpoint stars across a large 44-mm image circle. With a newly...

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Cosmos Telescopes

Celestron 2835 Columbia St., Torrance, CA 90503 310-328-956 ; www.celestron.com Celestron introduced its new COSMOS Series of binoculars, microscopes, and telescopes at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Of particular note is the COSMOS 90GT WiFi Telescope ($399.95, pictured at left), a Go To refractor completely controlled using the free COSMOS Celestron...