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Sky-Watcher Evostar 72 APO
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Sky-Watcher USA’s New Addition to its Evostar Apo Doublet Refractor Telescopes Offer High Performance

Sky-Watcher USA’s Evostar refractors are offered from 72mm – 120mm in aperture and are designed to provide the finest images obtainable in their design class. These doublet refractors feature matched lens assemblies with an ED element. The EvoStar refractor lens assembly utilizes a proprietary combination of matched lenses, designed to […]

Explore Scientific Celebrates Tenth Anniversary Offering Telescope Technology and More
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Explore Scientific Celebrates Tenth Anniversary Offering Telescope Technology and More

Explore Scientific is celebrating tenth university. Originally created as an amateur astronomy technology company offering Explore Scientific branded products, the company has grown into a business offering amateur astronomy, scientific optics, sports optics and adventure gear. The company was founded by its president, Scott Roberts, who has spent over 30 […]

Knaeble RCM 320 C/Ti Ritchey-Chretien.
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Officina Stellare Acquires German Telescope Company Knaeble Optical Systems

Officina Stellare has announced its acquisition of Knaeble Optical Systems, a well-known German company appreciated for its professional full-carbon and titanium f/8 Ritchey-Chretien telescopes. Production of Knaeble R-Cs will continue to be based in Berlin, ensuring that, although products in the Knaeble R-C line may be redesigned, their renowned quality […]

Sky-Watcher USA’s Recently Released AZ-GTi Alt-Azimuth Mount is a Small Yet Powerful Go-to Mount
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Sky-Watcher USA’s Recently Released AZ-GTi Alt-Azimuth Mount is a Small Yet Powerful Go-to Mount

Sky-Watcher USA’s AZ-GTi alt-azimuth mount ($379US) is for anyone looking for a small, powerful go-to mount. Weighing just 8.6 pounds – complete with pier extension and tripod! – this versatile mount supports a hefty 11-pound payload. The AZ-GTi is available in three configurations: (1) mount set only, (2) with a […]

Meade’s new LX65 8-inch ACF, shown also carrying an optional 80-mm apo.
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Meade’s New LX65 Dual-Scope Single-Fork Arm Mount Soon to Hit Telescope Equipment Market

Scheduled to release to the Meade Instruments telescope dealer network soon, the Meade LX65 Dual-Scope Single-Fork Arm Mount features a newly designed single arm mount with Meade’s AudioStar hand controller. This new mount is compact, yet sturdy, providing a great combination of portability and performance, but the headline feature is […]

Astro-Physics Redesigns 92-mm f/6.65 Stowaway Refractor Telescope
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Astro-Physics Redesigns 92-mm f/6.65 Stowaway Refractor Telescope

Astro-Physics introduced the redesigned 92-mm f/6.65 Stowaway at Northeast Astro-Imaging Conference on April 18, 2018. Long-time astronomers will recall that it previously offered f/5 and f/7 Stowaway refractors from 1999-2002, which are cherished today for their portability and performance. Indeed, A-P’s own Stowaway has traveled with its team to star-gaze […]

Celestron’s PowerTank Lithium Pro Offers Massive Battery Power for Astro Imaging in the Field
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Celestron’s PowerTank Lithium Pro Offers Massive Battery Power for Astro Imaging in the Field

Powered by Celestron’s Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery, the Celestron PowerTank Lithium Pro ($199.95US) is smaller, lighter, and safer than sealed lead acid batteries. The technology is also more environmentally-friendly, since it does not use toxic heavy metals. Editor’s Note – George Stallings, a frequent contributor to Astronomy Technology Today, […]