Videotaped interviews with vendors at the 2009 Advanced Imaging Conference are now available.
Explore Scientific's Scott Roberts discusses Explore's refractor line, its meteorite sets, and the David H. Levy Comet Hunter 6" f/4.8 Maksutov-Newtonian. And watch Russ Tanton wash Explore's amazing new waterproof 14-mm 100° AFOV eyepiece with soap and water! Click here to see additional videos from the 2009 Northeast Astronomy Forum in Suffern, New York. Click…
iOptron's John Hou discusses the MiniTower altazimuth Go To mount and three new telescopes: a 127-mm f/7 ED triplet refractor, a 108-mm ED doublet refractor, and a 6-inch f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain. And he shows a prototype for the forthcoming Supreme German equatorial mount. Click here to see additional videos from the 2009 Northeast Astronomy Forum in…
Celestron's Victor Aniceto discusses the CGEM and CGE Pro German equatorial mounts and the exciting new $50 FirstScope 3-inch reflector. Click here to see additional videos from the 2009 Northeast Astronomy Forum in Suffern, New York. Click here to return to our Product Videos page.
Watch Apogee Instruments's Tim Puckett discuss the Alta U16M, U9000, and U8300 large-format CCD cameras with advanced cooling systems, and the latest AFW filter wheel. Click here to see additional videos from the 2009 Northeast Astronomy Forum in Suffern, New York. Click here to return to our Product Videos page.
Watch Sky & Telescope's videotaped interviews at the 2009 Northeast Astronomy Forum.
In the April 2009 issue, beginning with the photographic spread on pages 66-67, Sean Walker (S&T’s Imaging editor) and I describe our efforts using commercially available equipment and image-processing software to create a huge mosaic covering nearly 10% of the sky. As we noted in the story, the mosaic is not our yet-to-be-completed “final” image,…
It was faint, and it zipped across the sky at 3° per hour but 2007 TU24 could be spotted with a good scope if you knew where and when to look.
Venus Express project scientists are inviting amateur and professional astronomers to contribute Earth-based images of the planet made at infrared, visible, and ultraviolet wavelengths.
The world's largest telescope manufacturer is making some changes in a bid to turn around the company's disappointing financial performance.
The astronomical community was saddened to learn of the recent death of Thomas M. Back, whose name is associated with some of today's finest telescopes and eyepieces.
While big telescopes were certainly attracting lots of attention at last month's RTMC Astronomy Expo in California, a little camera from Fishcamp Engineering was equally exciting to many astrophotographers.
Check out this new, highly versatile spectrograph that operates visually and photographically.
A pair of annual astronomical events drew hundreds of amateurs to the resort town of Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles this past Memorial Day weekend.
Open star clusters are among the most straightforward deep-sky objects to observe with binoculars, and three wonderful targets for Northern Hemisphere observers ride high overhead as darkness falls at this time of year.
This coming Friday morning you'll need only binoculars, a clear sky, and the right location to witness the best asteroid occultation visible in the continental US during the last quarter century.
Telescope giant Meade Instruments will acquire Coronado Technology Group, the leading manufacturer of hydrogen-alpha filters and telescopes for solar observing.
Binoculars are one of the best ways to explore the starry night sky. The StarSeeker, a motorized observing chair from Bigha, offers an incredibly comfortable way to scan the heavens with two eyes.
Finally a mass-produced Dobsonian telescope with a truss-tube design until now a feature found only on homemade and premium-priced commercial instruments.
My current observatory is a multilevel structure. It began as a plan to mount my telescopes on the roof of a small barn on the property.
It's easy to photograph Iridium flares. Making the photograph visually interesting, however, is more challenging.
The multi-year legal battles between telescope giants Meade and Celestron have been mutually resolved.
The first production models of Celestron's SkyScout began shipping in July, and we had one in time to begin our testing late last month. Here's our first impression.
You can discover an asteroid tonight. Digital technology and the CCD revolution have given amateurs the ability to do it. Here's how.
Size can be deceptive; this small home observatory is remarkably practical.