Weathering the storm

The QHY367c CMOS colour camera


Where has the summer gone?

Our reviewers have done an amazing job this month, finding clear gaps in the weather to get the latest set of reviews done for our September issue. Let’s dive in and see what they’ve been up to.

First up this issue we have the lastest colour camera from QHY, the QHY367c CMOS colour camera, reviewed by our latest new reviewer, Peter Jenkins.

Peter has had quite a few images in our Hotshots gallery over the years and is a natural to check out the latest from QHY.

As he knows all too well, it is easy to read the reviews but when you are wanting lots of clear, dark, moonless skies to actually test equipment, then the Universe has a quirky sense of humour and likes to throw lots of cloud a reviewer’s way! 

Meanwhile PrimaluceLab have been busy bees and in the September issue Pete Lawrence explores the virtues of the Airy APO 65F apochromatic refractor.

I personally like small rich field scopes: easy to set up, operate and ideal as travel scopes too, so this review is right up my street.

Finally, this month I tested another DSLR tracking mount, the iOptron SkyGuider Pro; an improved version of their original SkyGuider.

These tracking mounts make ideal companions for lightweight small telescopes or for larger lenses, as well as their main use for wide field imaging.

For this month's reviews features and your guide to September's night skies, pick up the September issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine, on sale 24 August!


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