CosmoStory rolls out the Cosmo Laser ($25), a laser finder that works with your favorite planetarium app on your smartphone.
DayStar Filters adds to its line of affordable powered solar filters with the Combo Quark ($995).
The Sirius Pro AZ/EQ-G Computerized Go To Telescope Mount ($1,499) can operate as a German equatorial mount or in alt-azimuth mode.
Introduce your children to the joys of astronomy with Stars: A Family Guide to the Night Sky ($16.95).
SBIG introduces the STX Guider ($999) — choose faint guide stars by intercepting light from the optical path before it passes through the imaging filters.
The latest astrograph from Takahashi, the FSQ-130ED ($12,795), is a flat-field astrograph that accommodate the largest detectors on the market today.
Canadian Telescopes introduces the NexDome Observatory (starting at $1,795 for the dome only).
SBIG announces its newest entry in its STXL camera series, the STXL-16200 ($6,995).
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QHYCCD rolls out the PoleMaster ($268), an electronic polar finderscope that helps you quickly and easily achieve near-perfect polar alignment.
iOptron introduces the AZ Mount Pro ($1,299), which incorporates its newest "level and go" alignment setup.
Make your way through the next Messier Marathon with the Messier Observer's Planisphere, brought to you by Celestial Teapot Designs ($29.99).
Stellarvue introduces the SV70T apochromatic refractor ($799) - a compact element that offers high-contrast views free from color fringing.
There's a new tool for fans of video-assisted observing. The Revolution Imager ($299.99) is a complete video observing package that includes everything you'll need to broadcast the views from your telescope.
Capture smooth, high-resolution views of deep-sky targets: Atik Cameras enters the world of video observing with its Atik Infinity ($1,000).
One of the most popular planetarium apps for Apple devices gets a complete makeover.
Make autoguiding deep-sky astrophotos easy: Orion Telescopes & Binoculars introduces the 60mm Multi-Use Guide Scope with Helical Focuser ($219.99).
Orion Telescopes & Binoculars introduces the StarSeeker IV 150mm GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope ($999.99).
Universe2go unveils its personal planetarium device ($99), an innovative viewer that with your smartphone to project planetarium lines, star names, and more over your real view of the sky.
iOptron's PoleMasteriOptron announces the PoleMaster ($299), an electronic polar finder scope that helps you quickly and easily achieve near-perfect polar alignment.
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ZW Optical introduces a new series of low-noise cooled cameras. The ASI 224MC-Cool camera ($649) features the highly sensitive IMX224 color CMOS detector.
Stellarvue introduces a line of ultra-wide-field eyepieces (starting at $419) that feature an immersive apparent field of view and plenty of eye relief.
Denkmeier unveils its unique eyepiece set, the Lederman-Optical-Array 21-mm eyepiece ($599 per pair). The L-O-A is a patent-pending design that simulates a 3D view in telescopes equipped with binoviewers.
Industry newcomer Third Planet Optics rolls out a series of Ritchey-Chrétien astrographs for the budget-minded astrophotographer.