Sky & Telescope

Sky & Telescope has been the complete resource for amateur astronomers for over 60 years. It provides readers with information on observing the sky, offering reviews and buyer’s guide information on the latest products, as well as tips, how-to’s and much more.

Moon First try

This is my very first attempt to make a picture of the moon with my "Lumix GF1" and a cheap telescope (refractor). Next one will be better… but the good thing is, that the moon appeared on the display as seen. Surprisingly big :-) There where also some clouds in front of the moon. Das war mein allererster Versuch mit … Read More

Good, Good, Good Vibrations and the MIRI

In this photo, two European Space Agency engineers are monitoring the "stresses" put on MIRI during the lift. Now that the MIRI instrument has been secured on the Ambient Science Instrument Mechanical Interface Fixture, its key reference points will be measured by engineers at the Optics Branch of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The measurements are so … Read More

Cow Nebula

This is mainly a hubblesite.org photo but I edited it to be cowalicious. Check it out large, click "All Sizes", hope it isn’t scary, some peeps don’t like that *wink* Here is the original Star-Forming Region in the Carina Nebula: Detail 1 cows are ace

Telescope test – 1

My telescope tube is back in business with a new (to me) celebrity focuser. Andy Raiford read my tale of woe on his forums and offered to sell me his old 80ED focuser (he upgraded his) for cheap. I received it and installed it today. It’s nice and smooth–better than the original focuser, I’d say. I was anxious to test … Read More

Bushnell NorthStar 525mm x 3″ Motorized GoTo Reflector Telescope

700 X 3″ MOTORIZED REFLECTOR TELESCOPEREAL VOICE OUTPUT (RVO) DESCRIBES THE NIGHT SKY IN A HUMAN VOICE 1.25″ EYEPIECE POWER-BOOSTING BARLOW LENSCOMPUTER-DRIVEN LOCATION & TRACKING ABILITYRED DOT FINDERSCOPE REMOTE HANDHELD CONTROL MODULE CAMERA ADAPTABLE QUICK RELEASE TRIPODKINEMATIC MOUNTUPC : 029757788825Shipping Dimensions : 44.00in X 18.75in X 10.50inEstimated Shipping Weight : 52.1837The NorthStar Telescope is designed to unlock the mysteries of … Read More

Eye To The Telescope

KT Tunstall’s debut album Eye To The Telescope is the creative consequence of her inquiring imagination. “My songs examine and explore little specific emotions or situations or stories,” she explains. “They’re kitchen table songs, like a conversation between me and one other person. It’s almost like an alien has been sent to get emotional samples from human beings and put … Read More

Elenco Mobile 20/30/40x Telescope

Great for the young astronomer on the go. Very portable, easy to move and use. 20x/30x/40x 30mm Astronomical Telescope with Tripod, Includes: 20x/30x/40x Eyepiece, Diagonal Mirror, (16″) ABS Body, 30mm Objective Lens and 25cm (10″) Tripod. Product dimensions: 3.0 IN x 18.0 IN x 7.0 IN Features include: •Great for the young astronomer on the go•View the night sky•Watch birds … Read More