Product Videos & Demonstrations

Welcome to Sky & Telescope’s product videos. For many years, former S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco has interviewed multiple manufacturers and vendors of astronomy equipment in an effort to bring their products to life in a way that you will find useful.

We’ve interviewed companies including Meade, Celestron, and Apogee, to name a few. They’ll display and discuss their products, including binoculars, telescopes, eyepieces, mounts, cameras, lenses, and more. We’ve discussed unique products, such as fiber-glass observatories and waterproof eyepieces.

These videos display the growing number of amateur astronomers doing backyard photometry and spectroscopy with simple equipment. Often times interviewees tell stories about unique observing projects they’re involved in, including observing supernovae and launching cube satellites from the International Space Station.

Meade

Meade Instruments Corp. at NEAF 2017

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…

iOptron at NEAF 2017

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…

Finger Lakes Instrumentation at NEAF 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.

Astronomy Equipment Videos

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…

PlaneWave Instruments at AIC 2013

  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.

Astro-Physics at NEAF 2013

S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco talks to Astro-Physics technical support staff about the company's recently introduced 1100GTO German equatorial mount, absolute encoder option as shown on the 1600GTO, Right-Angle Polar Alignment Scope, 10x60 Vario Finder with Quick Release Guider Bracket and the Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) software with Horizons. See additional videos from the…

Southern Stars

Southern Stars at NEAF 2013

S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco talks to Southern Stars founder Tim DeBenedictis about his plans to launch a cube satellite from the International Space Station later this year. He also discusses the company's new software for computer and mobile devices for tracking satellites. See additional videos from the 2013 Northeast Astronomy Forum held in…