2017 marks the 10th anniversary of PlaneWave Instruments, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of advanced telescopes for imaging, research, and education. Our interview begins at the company’s headquarters in Rancho Dominguez, California, where President & CEO Richard Hedrick gives us a tour of the facilities and a detailed look at some of PlaneWave’s newest…
When limited time and a powerful on-shore wind scrapped the author’s plans for photographing the eclipse, he simply propped his telescope on a rock wall and hit the shutter button — with stunning results.
Learn how Dennis di Cicco modified a LightBridge Dobsonian reflector to use Tele Vue's new Paracorr coma corrector - and take some spellbinding images!
Watch in-depth interviews with some of the top vendors at the 2014 Northeast Astronomy Forum featuring new telescopes, mounts, filters, and more.
Amateur astronomer Paul Chasse tells S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco about his experience using iOptron’s radically new ZEQ25 and CEM60 “center-balanced” telescope mounts.
Jim Moronski of Finger Lakes Instrumentation shows S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco FLI’s latest line of CCD cameras, filter wheels, and precision focusers.
SBIG’s David Morrow shows S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco the latest products in SBIG’s varied line of astronomical imaging equipment.
S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco and Sky-Watcher’s Kevin LeGore talk about Sky-Watcher’s wide range of astronomical equipment.
Stellarvue’s Vic Maris highlights the features of some of the company’s newest products, including its new 130-mm apo refractors.
Tele Vue’s Al Nagler gives S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco an overview of the company’s history and a look at its current lines of eyepieces and telescopes.
Senior editor Dennis di Cicco talks with Tim Puckett about the latest news and products from Apogee Imaging Systems in this product video from NEAF 2014.
Sky & Telescope senior editor Dennis di Cicco talks to Rick Hedrick and Allan Keller of PlaneWave Instruments about their new products and services. See additional videos from the 2013 Advanced Imaging Conference in Santa Clara, California. Return to our Product Videos page.
Watch senior editor Dennis di Cicco's interviews with vendors at the October 2013 Advanced Imaging Conference.
S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco talks to Astro-Physics technical support staff about the company's recently introduced 1100GTO German equatorial mount, absolute encoder option as shown on the 1600GTO, Right-Angle Polar Alignment Scope, 10x60 Vario Finder with Quick Release Guider Bracket and the Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) software with Horizons. See additional videos from the…
S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco talks to Southern Stars founder Tim DeBenedictis about his plans to launch a cube satellite from the International Space Station later this year. He also discusses the company's new software for computer and mobile devices for tracking satellites. See additional videos from the 2013 Northeast Astronomy Forum held in…
S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco and Apogee Imaging Systems’ Wayne Brown talk about the company’s new Aspen CCD cameras, as well as recent improvements made to other cameras and filter wheels. Return to the Advanced Imaging Conference 2012 page. Return to our Product Videos page.
Watch Dennis di Cicco's recent interview with Apogee Imaging Systems’ president Wayne Brown at the 2012 Advanced Imaging Conference.
Sky & Telescope’s former publisher, company president, and long-time managing editor, William E. (Bill) Shawcross, died unexpectedly on September 3rd. He was 77.
S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco and iOptron’s CEO Hua Jiang talk about the company’s growing line of altazimuth and German equatorial telescope mounts, including the brand new, highly portable SmartEQ. See additional videos from the 2012 Northeast Astronomy Forum held in Suffern, New York. Return to our Product Videos page.
Matt Thomas and S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco take a video tour of SBIG’s just-introduced STT and STXL cameras and filters wheels with state-of-the-art features. They also look at the company’s unique differential guiding system that is about to be introduced to the market. See additional videos from the 2012 Northeast Astronomy Forum held…
S&T senior editor Dennis di Cicco and Chris Morrison discuss Meade’s LX80 and LX800 telescope lines as well as the brand new LX600 telescopes that combine the company’s latest optical and electronic innovations in classic fork-mounted instruments. See additional videos from the 2012 Northeast Astronomy Forum held in Suffern, New York. Return to our Product…
Observers have reported a "new star," now visible in the predawn sky, that can be seen in small telescopes or good binoculars.
Professional and amateur astronomers recently spotted a new supernova in the spiral galaxy M95. But it took a few days to figure out what it actually was.
The genius who designed the modern Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, and then shaped its role in changing the face of amateur astronomy, died on Tuesday.
Chris Morrison talks about Meade Instruments’ revolutionary new LX800 mount and redesigned ACF telescopes that automatically center targets and begin autoguiding when slewed to new objects. Click here to see additional videos from the 2011 Advanced Imaging Conference in Santa Clara, California. Click here to return to our Product Videos page.