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.

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Product 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. We hope you enjoy them. Apogee Imaging Systems — April…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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Apogee Imaging Systems at AIC 2012

S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco and Apogee Imaging Systems’ Wayne Brown talk about the company’s new Aspen CCD cameras, as well as recent improvements made to other cameras and filter wheels. Return to the Advanced Imaging Conference 2012 page. Return to our Product Videos page.

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Meade Instruments at NEAF 2012

S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco and Chris Morrison discuss Meade’s LX80 and LX800 telescope lines as well as the brand new LX600 telescopes that combine the company’s latest optical and electronic innovations in classic fork-mounted instruments. See additional videos from the 2012 Northeast Astronomy Forum held in Suffern, New York. Return to our Product…