466 equipment reviews and counting!


This September, BBC Sky at Night magazine reaches a major milestone, our 100th issue. Since June 2005 when the first issue hit the newsstand the reviews section has played a major part in the magazine’s success.

Over the past 100 issues we've covered a staggering 466 items of equipment, from DSLR's to beginners scopes, high end Apo refractors to a huge range of mounts. We've seen GoTo mounts come down in price so that anyone just starting out can take a tour of the sky with the click of a few buttons.

Webcams and CCD's have brought the ability to produce professional level images to a wider audience and allowed science to be performed by even more people than before, this truly is the age of the citizen scientist.

Along the way we hope our reviews have given honest and valuable advice for those considering upgrading their or just starting out exploring the sky and all its wonders. We pledge to continue our mission to bring the latest equipment to our pages as we set off and look forward to the next 100 issues. In this issue I take a look at Skywatchers latest all singing, all dancing mount, the AZ-EQ6GT. Martin Lewis explores Celestron's NexImage 5 Solar System imager, ideal for first time astro photographers, and Pete Lawrence puts the Explore Scientific ED127 Apo refractor through its paces. So make sure you pick up your copy of BBC Sky at Night Magazine today!



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