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
Farpoint Astronomical Research introduces 7-piece upgrade kits for Zhumell 10- and 12-inch Dobsonian telescopes ($119.99).
The SkyTracker Pro ($399), the latest compact drive from iOptron, acts as a right ascension drive and allows long-exposure photography with your DSLR.
Tele Vue Optics announces the FoneMate ($95), a universal smartphone adapter that enables users to take stunning photos of space with reduced vignetting.
QHYCCD unveils the QHY183C ($949), the first in its line of back illuminated cameras.
Code Obsession unveils Observatory ($79.95), an image management and processing software for Mac computers.
Sky-Watcher USA announces the Virtuoso Mount ($250). This programmable alt-azimuth platform is designed to capture panormaic photos or smooth panning video.
SkyShed announces the SkyShed POD MAX ($13,995). This 12½-foot dome is built to accommodate large amateur telescopes.
The Constellation Glassware series features pints ($16), rocks ($14), and stemless wine glasses ($15) etched with the classical constellations of the Northern Hemisphere’s Winter or Summer skies.
This affordable 114-mm f/4.4 Newtonian reflector features a plate glass parabolic primary mirror in an eye-catching tube.
CosmoStory rolls out the Cosmo Laser ($25), a laser finder that works with your favorite planetarium app on your smartphone.