See Hawai'i by starlight through the lens of premier astrophotographer Rogelio Bernal Andreo. His first book, Hawai‘i Nights, documents his island adventure.
An anomalous “cloud” imaged by amateurs in 2012 has puzzled astronomers, spurring some to suggest it was at inexplicably high altitudes above Mars’s surface.
Donald C. Parker, a planetary imaging pioneer, passed away in Miami, Florida on February 22, 2015.
Vixen’s New Sphinx SX2 German Equatorial Go To mount ($1,599) features precision motors and a hand controller.
Meade Instruments unveils its new Series 5000 Mega Wide Angle eyepieces, featuring an expansive 100° apparent field of view.
Starlight Xpress announces the Lodestar X2 Autoguider ($649), a tiny imaging and autoguiding camera.
Thousand Year Canon of Solar Eclipses: 1501 to 2500 is a comprehensive catalog of essential characteristics of each of the 2,389 solar eclipses occurring throughout this 10-century period, and Thousand Year Canon of Lunar Eclipses: 1501 to 2500 documents 2,424 lunar eclipses in the same time frame.
Baader Planetarium unveils its newest series of narrowband imaging filters specifically designed for fast astrographs.
iOptron's Universal Smartphone Eyepiece Adapter ($58) allows users to take snapshots of the Moon, planets, the Sun (with proper filtering), and even some of the brightest deep-sky objects.
Now you can have all the Messier, NGC, and IC catalog objects available at the push of a button for your dual-mounted telescopes - Jim's Mobile Incorporated now offers encoders and hardware to mate its popular NGC-MAX positioning computer to the Explore Scientific Twilight II alt-az telescope mount (a complete kit with NGC-MAX computer sells…
Author and world-renowned astrophotographer Thierry Legault teaches you the art and techniques of astro-imaging in his book Astrophotography ($39.95, or $31.95 in eBook format).
JTW Astronomy announces the Spectra-L200 ($1,830), a slit spectrograph for amateur telescopes. Explore stars, nebulae, and distant quasars from your backyard.
Watch an asteroid approach a star and block its light, all in a fraction of a second.
Photonic Cleaning Technologies introduces First Contact Polymer Solutions ($110), which cleans your optical surfaces without leaving residue.
Atik Cameras unveils the Atik One 6.0 CCD camera ($3,295).
Looking for something to shoot tonight? Astrophotography expert Jerry Lodriguss's new e-book, Astrophotographer's Guide to the Deep Sky, can help you choose your celestial targets wisely.
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Software Bisque Inc. 862 Brickyard Circle, Golden, CO 80403-8058 303-278-4478; www.bisque.com Software Bisque announces its long-anticipated expansion into the app market with the release of TheSky Mobile ($14.99) for the iPhone and TheSky HD for the iPad ($29.99). Both include an extensive feature set tailored to the intermediate and advanced amateur. TheSky for iOS integrates…
Explore Scientific 621 Madison Street, Springdale, AR 72762 866-252-3811; www.explorescientific.com Explore Scientific unveils its new HR Coma Corrector ($299.99) for visual and photographic use. This 2-inch unit inserts into your Newtonian telescope’s focuser in front of the eyepiece or camera, correcting distorted stars near the edge of the field due to coma and field curvature.…
When a meteor shower is coming up, have you thought of trying your hand at meteor photography? Here are some techniques to help you on your way.
Takahashi America 1925A Richmond Avenue Houston, TX 77098 713-529-3551 Takahashi has updated and reintroduced its smallest Epsilon series telescope, the ε-130D Hyperbolic Astrograph ($2,995). This 5-inch f/3.3 optical system features a hyperbolic primary mirror mated with a digital corrector to record pinpoint stars across a large 44-mm image circle. With a newly redesigned collimation system,…
Celestron 2835 Columbia St., Torrance, CA 90503 310-328-956 ; www.celestron.com Celestron introduced its new COSMOS Series of binoculars, microscopes, and telescopes at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Of particular note is the COSMOS 90GT WiFi Telescope ($399.95, pictured at left), a Go To refractor completely controlled using the free COSMOS Celestron Navigator…
Learn how to clean and care for your telescopes and binoculars.
JMI's MOTOFOCUS for William Optics scopes.
New gear, hands-on demos, and renowned speakers awaited visitors to last weekend's astronomy expo in Tucson, Arizona.