Here's a quick guide to the essential features that you should look for when buying your first telescope.
QHYCCD rolls out the PoleMaster ($268), an electronic polar finderscope that helps you quickly and easily achieve near-perfect polar alignment.
iOptron introduces the AZ Mount Pro ($1,299), which incorporates its newest "level and go" alignment setup.
Make your way through the next Messier Marathon with the Messier Observer's Planisphere, brought to you by Celestial Teapot Designs ($29.99).
Stellarvue introduces the SV70T apochromatic refractor ($799) - a compact element that offers high-contrast views free from color fringing.
There's a new tool for fans of video-assisted observing. The Revolution Imager ($299.99) is a complete video observing package that includes everything you'll need to broadcast the views from your telescope.
Capture smooth, high-resolution views of deep-sky targets: Atik Cameras enters the world of video observing with its Atik Infinity ($1,000).
One of the most popular planetarium apps for Apple devices gets a complete makeover.
Make autoguiding deep-sky astrophotos easy: Orion Telescopes & Binoculars introduces the 60mm Multi-Use Guide Scope with Helical Focuser ($219.99).
Orion Telescopes & Binoculars introduces the StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope ($999.99).
Universe2go unveils its personal planetarium device ($99), an innovative viewer that with your smartphone to project planetarium lines, star names, and more over your real view of the sky.
iOptron's PoleMasteriOptron announces the PoleMaster ($299), an electronic polar finder scope that helps you quickly and easily achieve near-perfect polar alignment.
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.
Former S&T editor Dennis di Cicco interviews several vendors about their newest products - watch and find out full details on new lines of astronomy equipment.
Dennis di Cicco talks with several members of the Celestron staff who demonstrate the latest version of the Evolution series of Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes
iOptron’s Roger Rivers tells Dennis di Cicco about the advanced features offered on the company’s extensive line of altazimuth and equatorial telescope mounts.
MeadeMeade’s Scott Byrum and Dennis di Cicco take a look at the company’s line of LX600 telescopes with Starlock technology
Roland Christen gives Dennis di Cicco an overview of Astro-Physics’s brand new 17-inch astrograph, the largest telescope offered by the renowned manufacturer of refractors, astrographs, and German equatorial mounts.
Stellarvue’s Vic Maris shows Dennis di Cicco many of the user-requested features that the company is incorporating in its latest line of refractors and astrographs.
Dennis di Cicco and Finger Lakes Instrumentation’s Gregory Terrance take a look at the latest features of the company’s venerable MicroLine and ProLine CCD cameras and accessories