Author: Stuart Parkerson

Orion Linear BinoViewer
News

Orion Linear BinoViewer

The Orion Linear BinoViewer ($499.99US) is so named because it employs a sliding linear housing for adjusting the interpupillary distance (IPD) instead of the traditional folding body. That matters, because the folding types are more prone to collimation problems, whereby the two barrels of the binoviewer become misaligned, causing double […]

SkEye Planetarium App
News

SkEye Planetarium App

The SkEye Planetarium App is an advanced Planetarium app that can also be used as a PUSHTO guide for telescopes. We’ve been enjoying the free SkEye Android planetarium app for years but only recently discovered that it is also available in a much-upgraded “pro” version. Indeed, SkEye Planetarium App basic […]

Orion GiantView ED Binoculars
News

Orion GiantView ED Binoculars

Orion GiantView ED Binoculars: Serious amateur astronomers looking for the best and brightest wide-field binocular images of the night sky will appreciate Orion Telescopes & Binoculars’ ED GiantView binos. These Orion iantView ED Binoculars combine a large 80-mm aperture with extra-low dispersion (ED) glass lenses for bright, exceptionally clear, true-color […]

Image 1: Catseye XLKPs are available in extended lengths of 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 inches, in addition to the original pictured on the right.
News

Catseye Infinity XLKP Autocollimator Collimation Tool

Catseye Infinity XLKP Autocollimator Collimation Tool: Newtonian astrograph telescope users can now confidently take autocollimator focuser-axis alignment to the next level of precision without the need of a focuser drawtube extension. By design, Newtonian astrographs incorporate a “back-focus” position of the primary mirror’s native focal plane to facilitate image focus […]

Astro-Tech 152EDT Apo Refractor
News

Astro-Tech 152EDT Apo Refractor

Astronomic’s Astro-Tech 152EDT f/8 triplet apo refractor ($3999US) features a massive 3-inch rack-and-pinion focuser with a built-in camera-angle adjuster. The triplet objective includes a low-dispersion FK-61 ED element, as well as a Lanthanum element. The Astro-Tech 152EDT OTA (with rings and both dovetails) weighs 29 pounds (13.1 kilograms). The focus […]

APM Spotting Scope
News

APM Spotting Scope

The APM Spotting Scope is a high performing APO that is perfect for the discerning birdwatcher and nature observer. This refined instrument features a three-element objective lenses, which provides a highly-corrected image, excellent optical performance and high-fidelity true-color images. The APM Spotting Scope line also feature high-quality Poro Prisms. Optics […]

Cell Phone Mount for Telescopes
News

Cell Phone Mount for Telescopes

The mounting foot of ScopeStuff’s Cell Phone Mount ($22US) attaches to the Orion/Synta-style telescope finder shoes common on many scopes. The other end securely holds smartphones 2 to 3.5 inches (50.8 to 88.9 mm) wide, which covers most of them, and the sturdy stalk bends for adjustment. The Cell Phone […]