Choosing Your Astronomy Equipment

Advanced Imaging Conference 2013 Videos

Watch senior editor Dennis di Cicco's interviews with vendors at the October 2013 Advanced Imaging Conference.

Celestron's Tom Johnson

History and Sky Lore

Tom Johnson, 1923–2012

The genius who designed the modern Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, and then shaped its role in changing the face of amateur astronomy, died on Tuesday.

People, Places, and Events

NEAF: Bigger and Better Than Ever

Record crowds swarmed into the Northeast Astronomy Forum last weekend to examine amateur astronomy's latest telescopes, cameras, gizmos and gear.

Astroscan, StarBlast, XT4.5

Choosing Your Astronomy Equipment

Three Great, Small Reflectors

Orion Telescopes & Binoculars's XT4.5 and StarBlast 4.5 and Edmund Scientific's Astroscan set the standard of excellence for small, inexpensive, easy-to-use telescopes.

People, Places, and Events

Imaging Tools and Techniques at MWAIC

Attendees of the MidWest Astro-Imaging Conference were treated to the latest innovations in astrophotography techniques.

Choosing Your Astronomy Equipment

Portaball Reborn

Mag 1 Instruments, maker of the Portaball Telescope, is alive and well under a new owner.

People, Places, and Events

Telescopes Galore at NEAF

Dozens of new products debut at the Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show.

People, Places, and Events

Astro-imagers Share Keys to Success

The Northeast Astro-Imaging Conference (NEAIC) kicked off Thursday here in Suffern, NY., featuring talks by many of the biggest names in astrophotography.

People, Places, and Events

Telescope Companies Bury Hatchet

A dispute between rival telescope companies has ended with an amicable settlement and a clear definition of "Ritchey-Chrétien."

People, Places, and Events

Stellafane Auction Begins

A spirited bidding war is now under way for two precious artifacts: a prototype 13-mm Nagler eyepiece and Steve O'Meara's Tele Vue Genesis refractor.

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