Steve Ringwood appraises a veritable light bucket in the form of Sky-Watcher’s Stargate-450P — an 18-inch f/4.1, all metal truss tube Dobsonian designed to be easily transported and assembled ready for use in less than 20 minutes.
The production quality of this delightful little book by Iain Nicolson is remarkably lavish given the cover price, writes reviewer Steve Ringwood. While aimed at relative newbies to astronomy, its claim to be an introductory guide does not diminish its scope.
Looking for a high-resolution, high-speed camera for imaging Saturn at opposition with your telescope? Steve Ringwood appraises the one-shot colour Celestron NexImage Burst, capable of capturing 120 frames/second — and it comes with image-processing software too!
Now that many of us are turning our thoughts to holidays, possibly to darker skies in foreign climes, Steve Ringwood appraises a versatile 62mm aperture, 4-element refractor that could fit in our carry-on luggage.
Steve Ringwood investigates a 4-element, 3x Barlow lens that’s designed to provide efficient field correction and apochromatic performance that can match other highly specified optics in the light path.
Steve Ringwood appraises Sky-Watcher’s computerised yet easy-to-use starter ‘scope that features FreedomFind™ dual-encoder technology, allowing you to move the instrument manually or electronically without losing alignment.