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Review: MallinCam Universe Video Camera

SkyNews tests a versatile astronomical imaging system.

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Review: Explore Scientific 127ED Apo Refractor

Quality apo refractors are more attractively priced than at any time in the past. Read how this new entry rates in our tests.

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Review: Sky-Watcher SynScan GoTo Dobsonian

High-tech meets bargain-telescope design. A shotgun marriage or a match made in heaven? We find out!

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Review: Sky-Watcher Esprit 120 Refractor

This new apo refractor provides premium performance . . . at a premium price.

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Review: Vixen Polarie Camera Tracker

We test Vixen’s new compact tracker, designed for exposures of minutes, not seconds, and portable enough to take to sites far from light pollution.

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Remembering John Dobson

Iconic American telescope maker and astronomy popularizer John Dobson died on January 15, 2014, in Burbank, California, after a brief illness. He was 98.

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Review: iOptron MiniTower Pro

Does this compact black-box mount do the job?

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Review: Sky-Watcher’s New Dual-Mode Mount

This hefty mount can operate as either an altazimuth or an equatorial, promising accurate GoTo and tracking. We put it through its paces.

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Review: iOptron’s SkyTracker Ultraportable Camera Mount

Compact and practical tracking platforms upgrade your DSLR’s astro-potential without the need for a telescope mount — or a telescope. We test the latest entry.