iStar WXT 204-6LT refractor review

29 March 2015 Astronomy Now

For truly immersive deep-sky views, it’s hard to better the high contrast, wide-angle images delivered by a large aperture refractor of short focal ratio. Refractor expert Neil English takes the 8-inch f/6 iStar WXT 204-6LT through its paces and likes what he sees.


Celestron NexStar Evolution 9.25 review

25 February 2015 Ade Ashford

Celestron, a leading manufacturer of Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, recently added the WiFi-enabled Evolution series to its computerised NexStar range. Targeted at intermediate-level users, we took the flagship Evolution 9.25 model through its paces and admired its futuristic vision of telescope control.


ASA reducer/corrector for Newtonians

24 January 2015 Steve Ringwood

With this lens from ASA (Astro Systeme Austria) you can make rich-field Newtonian telescope even richer, whilst correcting aberrations, for stunning wide-field views or shorter exposures while astroimaging.


Baader Nano Tracker

17 January 2015 Steve Ringwood

Would you like to photograph Comet Lovejoy but don’t have a driven telescope mount? Now you can capture long-exposure wide-angle scenes with a DSLR camera using Baader’s diminutive yet fully-featured Nano Tracker.


Something nice for the wall

31 December 2014 Steve Ringwood

Do you feel that your current decor is a little drab? If so, give you room an out-of-this-world makeover with an astronomically-themed wallpaper mural!