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.

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,...


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.


NGC-MAX Positioning Kit

Now you can have all the Messier, NGC, and IC catalog objects available at the push of a button for your dual-mounted telescopes - Jim's Mobile Incorporated now offers encoders and hardware to mate its popular NGC-MAX positioning computer to the Explore Scientific Twilight II alt-az telescope mount (a complete kit with NGC-MAX computer...


TheSky App

Software Bisque Inc. 862 Brickyard Circle, Golden, CO 80403-8058 303-278-4478; 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...

HR coma corrector

HR Coma Corrector

Explore Scientific 621 Madison Street, Springdale, AR 72762 866-252-3811; 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...