Dear Astronomy Vendor:

Click here to download a publication-quality EPS file.

Congratulations on having one or more of your products recognized by the editors of Sky & Telescope as a Hot Product for 2012!

To download a publication-quality EPS graphic of our Hot Products icon, click on the text under one of the GIF images at right. The corresponding EPS file will open in a new pop-up window; save the file to your computer's disk. Then open it in Adobe Photoshop or any other image-processing program capable of handling EPS files with transparent pixels (see below).

If you try to view one of the EPS images in your Web browser, it probably won't look right, because browsers and their helper applications don't always process transparent pixels correctly. So save the file and open it in a suitable image-viewing program instead.

Click here to download a publication-quality EPS file.

The GIF images displayed on this page are suitable for use on your Web site; just right click (on a Mac, press Control and click) on the icon and save a copy to your disk. (You should not try to cut and paste the file as this method will not always yield good results.)

Alternatively, click on one of the items below:


All versions of these graphics have transparent pixels around the edges. If they don't come through that way, or if you aren't sure how to work with image transparency, please contact our Advertising Manager, Michael Rueckwald, at 617-758-0226,

Note that these icons are not to be used in print or online before Friday, November 18, 2011, when Sky & Telescope's January 2012 issue begins arriving in subscribers' mailboxes. You may use the icon in your advertisements in S&T beginning with the February 2012 issue, whose materials deadline is November 11, 2011.

Note also that if you did not receive a letter of congratulations directly from Sky & Telescope, you are not authorized to download or display our Hot Product icons. In addition, altering this logo in any way is expressly prohibited.

If you have any questions (except about the graphics, as noted above), please contact Peter Hardy at 617-758-0243,; or Lester Stockman at 617-758-0253,

Thanks, and again, congratulations!