New Product Showcase

When it comes to astronomy there’s a whole universe of products available. Most amateur astronomers have their go-to books, their favorite apps for checking out the night sky, and an array of lenses in their camera box. Here Sky & Telescope will help you keep up with the hottest products on the astronomy market.

We’ll review all kinds of products for your benefit, including binoculars, telescopes, eyepieces, mounts, books, cameras, lenses, and more. Once you’ve made the big (or small) purchase, we’ll help you use that telescope to the best of its ability. We’ll also cover resources, such as advice on how to best care for your lenses.

With over 100 years of collective experience, our editors will thoroughly test each product, providing you with the best advice possible.

Tele Vue Optics Bandmate Filters

Tele Vue Optics teams up with filter manufacturer Astronomik to revamp its series of nebula filters for deep-sky observing. The Tele Vue Bandmate Type 2 Filters are offered in three select passbands and are offered in ¼-inch (starting at $100) and 2-inch format ($200 and up).

iOptron’s Big Piers

iOptron now offers piers for observatories. Each Permanent Pier is capable of supporting loads of up to 163 kg (360 lb) and is available in three heights: 600-mm (23½-inches) for $448, 800-mm for $478, and 900-mm costing $498.