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2016 Telescope Gift Guide

Welcome to our 2016 Telescope Gift Guide! This article was a collaboration between Jon Groubert with his Light Polluted Astronomy blog and Sorin (aka the Soggy Astronomer). Jon has been an active contributor answering reader questions for quite a while here on Soggy Astronomer, particularly with suggestions on good telescopes to …

New Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ5 Mount

Sky-Watcher recently introduced the AZ-EQ5 Mount that has generated a lot of interest for it’s low price and very small stated periodic error of only ±5 arc seconds. That’s a native periodic error you would expect to find in a class of mounts more than double the AZ-EQ5’s size and price.

New Refractors coming from Astro-Tech

Astronomics sent an email to customers earlier today announcing a new line of Refractor telescopes coming in about 90 days time (view the email here). This is exciting because Astro-tech refractors (recent experiences with the AT65EDQ aside) have a very solid reputation for quality and value. Three new scopes were …