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New Milford Observatory unveils advanced 17-inch PlaneWave telescope

Friday, May 17, 2024 by

The John J. McCarthy Observatory in New Milford has recently upgraded its capabilities with the acquisition of a state-of-the-art PlaneWave telescope, thanks to the generous contributions of donors and the local community. The observatory's original 16" Meade LX200 telescope, installed in the summer of 2000, and costing $15,000, was recently upgraded to a cu...


Sky Watcher CQ350 Pro mount and tripod combo

Thursday, May 16, 2024 by

The Sky-Watcher CQ350 Pro is an observatory-class equatorial GoTo mount designed with an impressive 77-pound payload capacity, it supports large optical tube assemblies (OTAs) along with guiders, cameras, and filters. Key features include built-in USB PC control for seamless operation, belt drives for minimal backlash and reduced periodic error, and whisper-quiet steppe...


ZWO AM3 unboxing and comparison to AM5

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 by

Harmonic drive mounts are all the rage these days, as they make an excellent choice for astrophotography and observational astronomy due to their precise and reliable performance, plus their portability, mostly due to lack of a counterweight. The AM3 mount from ZWO is no exception and definitely rings a bell with astrophotographers wanting to "drop and go&q...


EM31 Pro harmonic equatorial mount from EmCanAstro

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 by

EmCanAstro launched the EM31 Pro mount with advanced upgrades to their original 2021 model. The EM31 Pro was designed to meet the specific needs of amateur astronomers and astrophotographers, featuring enhanced stability, ease of use, and precise tracking capabilities. This new model simplifies complex setups and alignments that typically challenge enthus...


BRESSER Messier 12 inch Dobsonian telescope released

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 by

BRESSER has recently unveiled its new Dobsonian telescope, designed to impress astronomers of all levels. This advanced telescope features a large 305 mm parabolic primary mirror that delivers exceptional clarity and detail. It comes equipped with a 2.5" HEX focuser for precise and smooth adjustments, allowing for better viewing experiences. The telescope also boas...


UMi17 strain wave mounts from Skyoptikst

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 by

Skyoptikst has introduced its UMi 17 and UMi 17 Lite Strain Wave Equatorial Mounts, a harmonic drive mount designed to deliver precision and stability. Compatible with the Skywatcher HEQ5 and EQ3D tripods, this cutting-edge mount supports astronomical imaging software such as ASIAR, NINA, and Kstars, offering seamless control via USB and Wi-Fi. UMi 17 ...


EXOS-2 GT GoTo EQ Mount Firmware Update Cable from Explore Scientific

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 by

Explore Scientific has introduced a significant upgrade for astronomy enthusiasts with its new adapter cable set designed for the EXOS-2 GOTO Equatorial Mount. This set, in conjunction with the latest Bresser Driver compatible with ASCOM and the EXOSII GOTO EQ V2.3hex software version, enables users to update the handbox firmware and enhance the mount's operation us...


ARCO camera rotator and field de rotator

Thursday, April 25, 2024 by

The ARCO 3" is a sophisticated field rotator designed for precision astrophotography, offering 1 arc second per step resolution. It's perfectly suited for both equatorial and alt-azimuth mounts, facilitating seamless camera adjustments for long exposures. This rotator is easily integrated with devices like the ESATTO or SESTO SENSO 2, and is controllable via Wi...


SX2WL wireless telescope mount from Vixen

Sunday, April 21, 2024 by

The SX2WL equatorial mount from Vixen allows for precise and automated tracking of celestial bodies. With its innovative features such as smartphone integration through the STAR BOOK Wireless app, users can control and navigate the telescope with ease, making it an ideal choice for both beginners and experienced astronomers seeking to explore the cosmos with greate...


New Orion counterweights availble now

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 by

A number of new accessories from Orion Telescopes and Binoculars are now available. 5.5-lb. Counterweight for EQ-13 and EQ-26 Mounts For heavier telescopes and those used with heavier accessories, an extra counterweight or two may be needed to provide proper balance. Balancing an equatorial mount is important for smooth motion in both axes and accurate manual or e...


Sharpstar launches Askar 140 APO with portability in mind

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 by

The Askar 140 APO f/7 Triplet Refractor is a versatile imaging and visual telescope with the option of a 1.0x flattener and 0.8x focal reducer. It is the latest addition to Askar’s line of modular telescopes joining the recently introduced Askar 103APO and 140APO triplet refractors. The Askar APO140 utilizes ED glass and yields high-contrast images with pinpoin...