Meade Instruments introduces a new planetary video camera. The LPI-G camera ($219.95) features the AR 130 CMOS detector and can record 28 frames per second at full resolution.
An annual celestial sky show beloved by millions around the world should peak late this Friday and Saturday nights, the nights of August 11–12 and 12–13.
Sky & Telescope Contributing Editor Alan Dyer announces How to Photograph the Solar Eclipse ebook ($9.99). Available as PDF file and iBook from the Apple iBooks Store.
Two weeks before the much-awaited solar eclipse, the Moon clips Earth's umbra to create a partial lunar eclipse visible from the Eastern Hemisphere.
A few weeks ago we took to Twitter and Facebook to find out what questions you wanted answered about the August 21st Total Solar Eclipse. Now we're back with the answers!
Sky & Telescope releases Pluto globe ($24.99). The 6-inch globe, assembled from over 125 images acquired by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, includes sixty labeled features, a freestanding base, and a 4-by-6-inch information card.
From the makers of SkySafari comes an eclipse widget that lets you see the circumstances of the August 21st solar eclipse for any location.
PURCHASE PRINT ISSUE | PURCHASE DIGITAL ISSUE | PURCHASE BACK ISSUES | SUBSCRIBE Tools of the Trade: Cassini's Saturn, LIGO's Detections, and Keeping Observing Logs Tools both advanced and simple are crucial to astronomy. Cassini spent thirteen years imaging and collecting other data at Saturn — see some of the stunning photos. LIGO is so…
Orion Telescopes & Binoculars now offers a 6" f/4 Newtonian Astrograph Reflector Telescope ($399.99). Weighing in at 12.7 pounds, it includes tube rings, mounting plate, and finderscope.
Orion Telescopes & Binoculars introduces two Dielectric Twist-Tight Mirror Star Diagonals, available in 1.25-inch ($119.99) and 2-inch ($189.99) versions. The innovative twist-tight mechanism won't mar their barrels.
Deep Space Products produces the Deep Space Dock, a series of USB hubs. Available in 4- ($55), 7- ($75), and 10-port models ($95). Includes power supply and USB 3.0 cable.
NAME Crystal Coast Stargazers ADDRESS 03 Decoy Dr. Harkers Island NC, 28531 CONTACT David Heflin PHONE 8287730927 EMAIL email@example.com URL https://www.facebook.com/CCgazers/ NUMBER OF MEMBERS 80 OTHER INFORMATION We are a small group of friendly people who enjoy the night sky. We have public outreach at Fort Macon State Park and Cape Lookout National Seashore.
DayStar Filters's new Camera Quark ($1,095) hydrogen-alpha solar filter enables your Nikon or Canon DSLR to photograph the Sun's chromosphere. Includes 11⁄4-inch eyepiece adapter.
Explore the many "dark" phenomena in the world of astronomy in August's issue of Sky & Telescope: Learn how to photograph an eclipse, read the story of the "mother of dark matter", and find the doubles in Draco!
Starlight Instruments introduces two new Feather Touch focusers: the FTF1575BCR ($249) and the dual-speed FTF1575BCR-DS ($429).
Dennis di Cicco interviews several vendors about their newest products — watch and find out full details on new lines of astronomy equipment.
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…
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…
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.
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…
The new QHY16200A ($3,999) all-in-one CCD camera from QHYCCD features a 16-megapixel array. Includes an off-axis guider, an internal filter wheel, and a USB slave port with locking clip.
NAME Hanwell Observatory ADDRESS 6 Blue Heron Drive Hanwell, New Brunswick E3E2I1 Canada CONTACT Chris Weadick PHONE 506-457-0774 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org URL http://stars.ourhanwell.ca NUMBER OF MEMBERS 45 OTHER INFORMATION The Hanwell Observatory (the Hanwell Astronomy Club) is an organization dedicated to sharing the wonders of starry skies with the public. Members are local residents who belong…
Apache-Sitgreaves's Flip-Filter Goggles ($42) let you install 2-inch threaded filters to see nebulae with no magnification while blocking extraneous light.
Farpoint Astronomical Research introduces 7-piece upgrade kits for Zhumell 10- and 12-inch Dobsonian telescopes ($119.99).
Much to their surprise, scientists are finding dozens of black holes deep within densely packed collections of stars called globular clusters. Astrophysicists are using a record-breaking computer simulation to learn their secrets, including whether the clusters gave rise to recently observed ripples in space-time.