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Celestron NexYZ : FirstLook

September 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Astrophotography used to be an obscure hobby available only to dedicated astronomers willing to put in the effort—both in time and equipment—to get the shot. When higher [...]

Questar : Solar Eclipse 2017

August 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Of all the telescopes in our RainyDayScience collection, the 3.5″ Questar is our favorite for a variety of reasons: amazingly sharp optics, quick to setup, and [...]

EXO Labs : Camera On C6

April 17, 2017 // 2 Comments

The RainyDayScience folks got a digital camera from EXO Labs four years ago. While EXO Labs couldn’t make a long term go of it, they did make an excellent product, [...]

Starlight Instruments – FeatherTouch

June 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

Six years ago we installed a Starlight Instrument’s FeatherTouch micro focuser onto a 10″ Meade telescope. A micro focuser is probably one of the most [...]

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 [...]