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Urban Astrophotography : City Moon

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

March and April are nice months for urban astrophotography. The weather is cold-but-getting-warmer, yet not so warm that night-time air currents disturb the [...]

Macy’s Christmas Windows

December 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Macy’s Christmas windows…always fantastical and fabulous!!! This year’s theme was the Solar System. Apparently, Santa’s workshop is on Venus and the [...]

RainyDayGiftGuide 2014 : Books

December 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

eBooks  may be the future, but there will always be a place for physical books on our shelves. The reason is not just that a physical book doesn’t need batteries, [...]

EXO Labs: iPad Microscope/Telescope camera

November 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

The  great thing about instruments like microscopse and telescopes is that they extend our senses, open up new worlds, and let us explore right from our chair. The big [...]

Questar Tristand FirstUse

September 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

We posted a FirstLook of the Tristand a few weeks ago. We have been wanting to take the tripod out for its FirstUse, but the New England weather has not been cooperative. [...]

Questar Tristand FirstLook

September 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Questar telescopes are known the world over for their quality instruments. We had a chance to see them first hand at the NEAF conference in 2011. While we were certainly [...]

Gold Astro FirstLook

March 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Astrophotography is an interesting challenge, but a challenge anyone with a telescope can take on. The pursuit has been made infinitely more rewarding since the move from [...]

Urban Safari: Huntington Library

February 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

While New England was being buried by Nor’easter Nemo, some of us were in L.A. enjoying our annual visit to the West Coast office. Those left behind to mind [...]

Meade ETX-90EC FirstLook

October 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

Buying a telescope is tricky. It is tempting to start off with an inexpensive telescope (say, a $50 one) to see if astronomy is a pursuit worth pursuing, but that is exactly [...]

Vixen Polarie Setup Videos

September 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

At the start of the year we posted a few articles on Vixen’s Polarie (FirstLook, Setup) and accessories. To make sure the Polarie was field-ready, we custom-fitted [...]
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