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.
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.
250 interesting things we know about the universe today
Apogee releases its flagship Aspen cameras
Track The Stars unveils its new TTS-160 Panther
Triple shadow transits, where three moons cross the face of Jupiter, happen only once or twice a decade. Catch the show tonight.
Astrophotography masters share their secrets
Track bright satellites and much more
A custom accessory to lift your Orion Dob off the ground.
Nick Risinger's SkyGuide planetarium app
Celestron introduces a new line of planetary cameras.
ADM's new Mini-MAX Guidescope Aiming Device