In a quartet of high-quality videos, Sky & Telescope editors offer newcomers solid, objective tips on how to buy, use, equip, and care for new telescopes.
Amateur astronomer Paul Chasse tells S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco about his experience using iOptron’s radically new ZEQ25 and CEM60 “center-balanced” telescope mounts.
Jim Moronski of Finger Lakes Instrumentation shows S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco FLI’s latest line of CCD cameras, filter wheels, and precision focusers.
SBIG’s David Morrow shows S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco the latest products in SBIG’s varied line of astronomical imaging equipment.
S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco and Sky-Watcher’s Kevin LeGore talk about Sky-Watcher’s wide range of astronomical equipment.
Stellarvue’s Vic Maris highlights the features of some of the company’s newest products, including its new 130-mm apo refractors.
Tele Vue’s Al Nagler gives S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco an overview of the company’s history and a look at its current lines of eyepieces and telescopes.
Senior editor Dennis di Cicco talks with Tim Puckett about the latest news and products from Apogee Imaging Systems in this product video from NEAF 2014.
April 2014 will be the last month covered by Sky & Telescope's wildly popular SkyWeek TV show.
The planet Mars is high in the evening sky. It’s two weeks past its closest approach to Earth, but it’s still shining as bright as it ever will this year.
Magnificent Leo the Lion, one of the few constellations that really resembles its name, is high in the south. Regulus, its brightest star, is important in history and science.
Late on Monday April 14th or very early on Tuesday morning, weather permitting, everyone in North America gets to witness a total eclipse of the Moon.
Get ready for next week’s total lunar eclipse, one of the most thrilling spectacles that nature has to offer. Find out why eclipses happen and how to view them.
The waxing crescent Moon passes through the Hyades cluster on Thursday. If you watch long enough, you may see the Moon’s dark edge blot out one or more stars.
People living along a narrow path from New York City to Ontario can watch an asteroid blot out the bright star Regulus around 2 a.m. on Thursday, March 20th.
The waning crescent Moon pairs spectacularly Venus in the predawn sky. And many stargazers will try to view all 110 objects cataloged by the 18th-century astronomer Charles Messier.
Three planets are on display in the predawn sky: dazzling Venus low in the southeast, rapidly brightening Mars in Virgo, and Saturn, the ringed wonder, in Libra.
Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, flies almost overhead on March evenings. It’s an amazingly dynamic world, and a treat to view through a telescope.
Sky & Telescope senior editor Dennis di Cicco talks to Rick Hedrick and Allan Keller of PlaneWave Instruments about their new products and services. See additional videos from the 2013 Advanced Imaging Conference in Santa Clara, California. Return to our Product Videos page.
The Great Orion Nebula is the most active star-forming region in our sector of the Milky Way Galaxy. It’s a breath-taking sight when viewed through a telescope.
Mighty Orion, the brightest constellation, flies high in the early evening sky. And late on Wednesday evening, the planet Mars and the bright star Spica float above the Moon.
The Moon is full on Friday, to the right of the bright star Regulus in Leo. The crater Tycho and its amazing ray system are especially bright at full Moon.
The magnificent constellation Canis Major, the Big Dog, is at its highest in the south on February evenings. It is host to Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.
Mercury and Venus, the innermost planets, are visible all week at dusk and dawn, respectively. The thin crescent Moon visits Venus early in the week and Mercury late in the week.
The Moon visits Mars and Saturn in the predawn sky this week. This is an exciting time to view both planets. Mars is brightening rapidly, and Saturn’s rings are on great display.