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Equipment Reviews

Explore our archive of equipment reviews published in SkyNews magazine.

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Product Review: Nikon D810A DSLR Camera

Nikon’s first full-frame camera for astrophotographers is loaded with great features. Read more ›

Categories: Equipment Reviews, Sky Photography

Product Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Series Lens

Is this the best 50mm astro lens ever made? Read more ›

Categories: Equipment Reviews, Sky Photography

Product Review: iOptron SkyGuider Tracking Mount

We test a new portable tracking mount. Read more ›

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Product Review: Celestron’s NexStar Evolution

The Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope continues to evolve. Read more ›

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Review: MallinCam Universe Video Camera

SkyNews tests a versatile astronomical imaging system. Read more ›

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Review: Explore Scientific 127ED Apo Refractor

Quality apo refractors are more attractively priced than at any time in the past. Read how this new entry rates in our tests. Read more ›

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Review: Sky-Watcher SynScan GoTo Dobsonian

High-tech meets bargain-telescope design. A shotgun marriage or a match made in heaven? We find out! Read more ›

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Review: Sky-Watcher Esprit 120 Refractor

This new apo refractor provides premium performance . . . at a premium price. Read more ›

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Review: Vixen Polarie Camera Tracker

We test Vixen’s new compact tracker, designed for exposures of minutes, not seconds, and portable enough to take to sites far from light pollution. Read more ›

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Review: iOptron MiniTower Pro

Does this compact black-box mount do the job? Read more ›

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Review: Sky-Watcher’s New Dual-Mode Mount

This hefty mount can operate as either an altazimuth or an equatorial, promising accurate GoTo and tracking. We put it through its paces. Read more ›

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Review: iOptron’s SkyTracker Ultraportable Camera Mount

Compact and practical tracking platforms upgrade your DSLR’s astro-potential without the need for a telescope mount — or a telescope. We test the latest entry. Read more ›

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NexXZ Smartphone Adapter
Jasper Dark Sky Festival
Astronomy Stamps from Canada Post
Khan Scope
Lennox and Addington County Dark Sky Area
Fervent Astronomy Free Shipping on Mounts!
iOptron Versa 108ED APO Refractor