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  • SpaceX Set for Second Falcon 9 Launch in Three Days 24 Jun 2017 | 9:40 am

    One day after putting Bulgaria's first communications satellite into orbit, SpaceX is preparing for a Falcon 9 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday (June 25).

  • Peaks of “Eternal” Light 24 Jun 2017 | 9:00 am

    If we ever try to live on the Moon, the best locations will be polar mountains bathed in nearly continuous sunlight.

    The post Peaks of “Eternal” Light appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • Glowing Nebula Decorates Space in Hubble Image 24 Jun 2017 | 8:00 am

    A splendid nebula decorates the cosmos 2,000 light-years from Earth.

  • Today in Space! June 24, 1999: Cassini Flies by Venus 24 Jun 2017 | 8:00 am

    Find out what happened today in space on June 24, 1999 when NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew by Venus on its way to Saturn.

  • Lunar Laser Link: Virtual Reality from the Moon 24 Jun 2017 | 7:46 am

    The world’s first laser communication link…from the Moon!

  • NEAF 2017 Astronomy Equipment Videos 23 Jun 2017 | 1:34 pm

    Several thousands of amateur astronomers flocked to the 2017 Northeast Astronomy Forum, held every year in Suffern, New York, to see some of the hottest new telescopes, mounts, cameras, eyepieces, and other astronomy equipment at one of the world's largest astro trade shows. Former S&T editor Dennis di Cicco interviewed several vendors about their newest products. Browse vendors below and click to watch these in-depth conversations and find full details […]

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  • Meade Instruments Corp. at NEAF 2017 23 Jun 2017 | 1:33 pm

    Dennis di Cicco and Meade’s Scott Byrum look at many of the products Meade had on display at this year’s Northeast Astronomy Forum. With an eye toward the upcoming total solar eclipse, they take a detailed look at the Coronado line of affordable hydrogen-alpha solar scopes, and the company’s new EclipseView line of entry-level instruments. In addition to featuring removable white-light solar filters for observing the Sun, the EclipseView telescopes […]

    The post Meade Instruments Corp. at NEAF 2017 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • iOptron at NEAF 2017 23 Jun 2017 | 1:21 pm

    Sky & Telescope’s Dennis di Cicco talks with iOptron’s Roger Rivers about some of the newest products in the company’s expanding line of mounts and telescopes. They give special emphasis to the new, highly versatile and extremely portable Sky Tracker Pro mount designed for cameras and small telescopes.   See additional videos from the 2017 Northeast Astronomy Forum. Return to our Product Videos page.

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  • Finger Lakes Instrumentation at NEAF 2017 23 Jun 2017 | 1:15 pm

    Gary McAnally of Finger Lakes Instrumentation shows Sky & Telescope’s Dennis di Cicco some of FLI’s newest imaging equipment, including the Kepler line of cooled, scientific-grade CMOS cameras, which feature high sensitivity, extremely low read noise, and high frame rates. See additional videos from the 2017 Northeast Astronomy Forum. Return to our Product Videos page.

    The post Finger Lakes Instrumentation at NEAF 2017 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • The Best ISO-Certified Gear to See the 2017 Solar Eclipse 23 Jun 2017 | 12:30 pm

    When the "Great American" total solar eclipse sweeps across the U.S. on Aug. 21, you'll need some safety-rated gear to watch it safely. Here are Space.com's picks for the best eclipse-viewing gear, including glasses, binoculars, telescopes and more!