If you attended the 18th annual Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show,you could be forgiven for thinking that the recession of 2009 was over. Huge numbers of amateur astronomers flocked to Suffern, NY, to sample (and often buy) the wares of more than 100 exhibitors, new and old.
Telescopes on display ranged from several high-quality 50- and 60-mm refractors to a 10-inch refractor by APM Telescopes and an eye-catching equatorial-mounted 24-inch Ritchey-Chrétien by Optical Guidance Systems. Also on sale were innumerable books, binoculars, eyepieces, cameras, and other accessories.
Several excellent talks competed with the equipment for the attention of the attendees. And unseasonably warm and sunny weather on Saturday provided excellent solar viewing in the courtyard.
Click here to see our videos from the showroom floor.