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Celestial News & Events

A Selection of Observing Resources for Getting Started in Astronomy

Here are some great books, star charts, and other observing accessories to help you get the most out of your new telescope.

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Choosing Your Astronomy Equipment

Hobby Killers: What Telescopes Not to Buy

Here’s how to avoid buying an expensive doorstop.

Cameras: Guides & Recommendations

First Look: Canon's EOS Ra Mirrorless Camera

Canon's new EOS Ra Mirrorless camera for astrohptography promises to make a big splash in the imaging community. Here's a look at some of its features.

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MallinCam's Live View Camera

MallinCam unveils its newest addition to the SkyRaider Video Camera series, the SkyRaider DS10c ($929.99).

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Celestron's 8-Inch Astrograph

Celestron announces the newest addition to its line of ultra-fast astrographs. The 8-inch Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph ($1,699) is an f/2 optic designed exclusively for deep-sky imaging.

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Adam Block Studios' Processing Lessons

Adam Block Studios now offers streaming video tutorials that teach astrophotographers how to use the popular image-processing software PixInsight via comprehensive and in-depth lessons. PixInsight Fundamentals ($180) is an in-depth primer of the core functionality of the powerful software package, while PixInsight Horizons ($250) discusses many advanced techniques to help you get the most out of your image data.

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Hubble Optics' UL24 Dobsonian

Hubble Optics, known for manufacturing high-quality Newtonian reflector optics, now offers the UL24, a 24-inch f/3.3 ultra-light Dobsonian ($9,500), a Newtonian reflector built for travel.

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Primer of the Southern Skies

Author (and former S&T editor) Stephen James O’Meara rolls out his latest ebook Diamonds in the Sky: Discover the Stars Over Botswana ($5.98). This introductory field guide to exploring the night skies is geared towards, though not limited to, anyone considering a trip to the exceedingly dark southern skies of Botswana.

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NexYZ: Celestron's New Smartphone Adapter

Celestron announces the NexYZ 3-Axis Universal Smartphone Adapter ($59.95) which allows you to use most any smartphone camera to capture the brighter solar system objects and even some deep-sky targets.

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Stellarvue's New Wide-Field EP

Stellarvue's expansion of its Optimus line of 100° eyepieces introduces a new 13.5-mm Optimus 1¼-inch eyepiece ($349) that fills the void between 9 and 20 mm offerings.

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