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.
DayStar Filters adds to its line of affordable powered solar filters with the Combo Quark ($995).
The Sirius Pro AZ/EQ-G Computerized Go To Telescope Mount ($1,499) can operate as a German equatorial mount or in alt-azimuth mode.
Introduce your children to the joys of astronomy with Stars: A Family Guide to the Night Sky ($16.95).
SBIG introduces the STX Guider ($999) — choose faint guide stars by intercepting light from the optical path before it passes through the imaging filters.
The latest astrograph from Takahashi, the FSQ-130ED ($12,795), is a flat-field astrograph that accommodate the largest detectors on the market today.
Canadian Telescopes introduces the NexDome Observatory (starting at $1,795 for the dome only).
SBIG announces its newest entry in its STXL camera series, the STXL-16200 ($6,995).