Candidates for product of the year poll?
Posted 29 December 2013 - 06:20 AM
I don't remember for 2011.
2012, with no hesitation, I would say SkyFi and sky safari.
In 2013, I would vote for Celestrons plate solving auto calibration StarSense accessory, though as it still has a few software bugs, maybe should hold off until 2014
- Dan McShane likes this
Posted 03 April 2014 - 11:03 PM
Looking forward to next years contest already....the suspense is unbearable!
Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:52 AM
an amazing little "tabletop" scope that puts the most bang for the buck in the class of REALLY portable scopes. it was the reason I got dragged into this wonderful hobby. Its focuser is not perfect I agree but with some tuning like for any dob (really ANY dob) it provides an amazing hard-destroy but "precise" instrument for the casusal and more-advanced visual observer not matter where he goes/flies/drives/(maybe even swims? )
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:53 AM
Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:15 PM
For 2014: The Daystar Instruments QUARK.
Definitely a cool product but will even be more interesting when they have the 2x barlow product.
Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:03 PM
2014 - Astronomers w/o Borders OneSky newtonian.
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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:17 PM
I think the M-Zero should be the product of the year.
its portable, stylish and easy to work. and if you have some prada shoes to along with the rig...
just wish I had m-zero money...
iOptron's cem60 would come in 2nd
Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:52 PM
Apart from looking stylish, does anyone know how smooth and accurate these M-zero mounts are? There is no mention of encoders or anything that could relate to accuracy in the ad that is on the DeepSkyProducts page.
Posted 21 September 2014 - 01:54 AM
2- RASC 2014 Observer's Handbook
3- New Cloudy Nights Website
4- Stellarium for Android
5- Daystar's Quark HA eyepieces
Edited by NorthWolf, 21 September 2014 - 02:03 AM.
Posted 15 May 2015 - 04:21 PM
Takahashi's new lightweight FC 100 D fluorite apo refractor.
Its wearing me out!
Posted 21 May 2015 - 08:08 PM
Right now a clear night would qualify....
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Posted 25 May 2015 - 11:18 PM
Istar achromat objectives....used a pair to build these 5 inch f/5.5 binoculars. Excellent quality lens at a fair price.
Posted 30 May 2015 - 12:00 PM
Hotech new and improved SCT collminator it works great
Hmm, I'll have to check it out. (Still prefer good old Stars for collimation however).
Posted 04 January 2016 - 08:53 PM
Astro Devices, Nexus DSC.
To paraphrase another poster (forgot who it was)...If I had to go back to the others I would cry. : > )
Posted 15 March 2016 - 08:19 PM
Simple, cheap, and its probably helped more lately than any other product....S&T's, Pocket atlas, small and Jumbo!