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NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE

W BARGAIN TRIPLET

Orion Telescopes & Binoculars expands its EON line of affordable extra-low dispersion (ED) apochromatic refractors. The new Orion EON 130mm ED Triplet Apochromatic Refractor telescope ($2,499.99) features an air-spaced objective lens
with one element of FK-61 ED glass to produce color-free images at the eyepiece.
This moderately fast 5.1-inch f/7 refractor is ideal for both visual observing and
astrophotography, with enough aperture to yield detailed views of the Moon and
planets, as well as many deep-sky objects beyond the Messier list. The scope includes a 2½-inch, dual-speed, rack-and-pinion focuser with both 2-inch and 1¼inch eyepiece adapters. A pair of mounting rings, a Vixen-style dovetail mounting
bar, and a protective hard case are included with each purchase.
Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
89 Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA 95076
831-763-7000; telescope.com

W SOLAR SYSTEM IMAGER

Orion Telescopes & Binoculars adds two new models to its line of planetary imaging cameras. The Orion StarShoot Mini 6.3mp Color Imaging Camera ($399.99)
and Orion StarShoot Mini 6.3mp Monochrome Imaging Camera ($429.99) both
feature the sensitive Sony IMX178 CMOS detector with 2.4-micron-square pixels
in a 3,040 x 2,048 array. Each unit is capable of recording 59 full-resolution,
14-bit frames per second through its USB 3.0 interface and is ASCOM compatible to work with most popular planetary and deep-sky camera-control software.
Additionally, both cameras incorporate an ST-4-standard guiding port to permit
use as an autoguider. Each camera's nosepiece includes a C-thread to 1¼-inch
nosepiece adapter threaded to accept standard 1¼-inch filters. A 2-meter USB
3.0 cable and 6-pin autoguiding cable comes with each purchase.
Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
89 Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA 95076
831-763-7000; telescope.com

W ECLIPSE COMPENDIUM

Astrophysicist and Sky & Telescope contributor Fred Espenak releases 21st
Century Canon of Solar Eclipses: Deluxe Black & White Edition ($29.99). The book
contains comprehensive information on the essential characteristics of every one
of the 224 solar eclipses occurring during the 100-year period extending from
2001 to 2100. It also includes a catalog listing the parameters for each eclipse. Of
particular note is the series of 224 maps plotting the paths of every solar eclipse
(total, annular, and hybrid), which helps readers identify countries and major cities
within each eclipse path. 296 pages, 8½-by-11 inches, paperback.
AstroPixels Publishing
P.O. Box 16197, Portal, AZ 85632
astropixels.com/pubs/index.html

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