In the September issue (on sale August 2), Astronomy magazine will once again present its Star Products awards. As before, Contributing Editor Phil Harrington and the Astronomy editorial team put their heads together and came up with a terrific list.
The items in 2011’s Star Products constitute the most innovative astronomy gadgets and gizmos on the market today. Each offers something special, and all reaffirm that it’s a great time to be an amateur astronomer.
This year, we chose 35 products from 28 manufacturers. The winning selections include 17 telescopes, and we also feature eyepieces, binoculars, mounts, a great astroimaging camera, a solar telescope, focusers, three observatory domes, and several accessories.
A concise description accompanies each product, and a full-page, alphabetized table lists the prices and the manufacturers’ websites for readers who want additional information.
Don’t miss this issue because this list will help you find the perfect holiday gift for an observer … or yourself.