When you join the Sky & Telescope Zenith Club, you will receive an email from Sky & Telescope about your benefits, including information about iTelescope.Net benefits and two special links, both of which contain unique promotional codes for you.


For Zenith Club members without an iTelescope.Net Account


If you do not currently have an iTelescope Account, you will want to locate the section of the email labeled, "For Zenith Club Members without an iTelescope.Net Account".  This link will take you to a page where you can create an iTelescope account, and once completed, it will grant you special cost per imaging hour rates and a full hour of imaging time (in the form of 60 iTelescope Points) on any of our telescopes, except T27, where it will only grant 30 minutes.  This will also trigger a second email containing a promotional code for you to use to gain additional benefits if you choose to become a subscriber and continue to use the systems.  These benefits are described in the "Zenith Club Benefits by Plan" table below for up to a year.


For Zenith Club members with an iTelescope.Net Account


If you currently have an iTelescope Account, you want to locate the section of the email labeled, "For Zenith Club Members with an iTelescope.Net Account"  This includes Demonstration Account Members, former iTelescope Members that are not currently subscribed, and any currently subscribed iTelescope Members.  Once you click the link in this section, the system will do one of 3 things depending on your iTelescope Account Status:

1)  Demonstration Account Members - For Demonstration Account Members, the system will change your account to the special Zenith Club account described in the section above.  The result being that you will have access to all telescopes for 1 hour of imaging time except T27, where you will have 30 minutes of imaging time.  Like members that have had no account, you will also receive a second email containing a promotional code for you to use to gain additional benefits if you choose to become a subscriber and continue to use the systems.  These benefits are described in the "Zenith Club Benefits by Plan" table below for up to a year.

2)  Unsubscribed Members that have been Subscribed in the Past - For Unsubscribed Members, the system will ask you to sign up for a subscription plan, and when you do it will instantly grant you 10% bonus points + 20 points for the plan you choose to join, and continue to grant this same benefit with each automatic renewal going forward for up to a year.  To see a break down of these benefits by plan, see the "Zenith Club Benefits by Plan" table below.

3)  Subscribed Members - For members already on a subscription plan, the system will automatically grant you 10% bonus points +20 points instantly depending on which plan you are on when you click the link, and then continue to grant this same benefit with each automatic renewal going forward for up to a year.  To see a break down of these benefits by plan, see the "Zenith Club Benefits by Plan" table below.  Please keep in mind that this benefit is only available after you convert to the new Billing System - the old system cannot support this promotion.

Zenith Club Benefits by Plan

When you are subscribed to a plan (examples below), you will receive a special Zenith Club only benefit of 10% bonus + 20 points on each automatic renewal.  This benefit will work with any plan, and you can change your plan at any time, but it will only work when your plan automatically renews every 28 days.  If you upgrade to a new plan or repurchase the same plan manually, the benefits will not apply to those transactions.  Below is a table that breaks down this benefit by each individual plan:

Plan Starting Points 10% Bonus Add 20 Points Total Points Increase
Starter Trial 20 2 20 42 22
Plan-40 40 4 20 64 24
Plan-90 90 9 20 119 29
Plan-160 160 16 20 196 36
Plan-290 290 29 20 339 49
Plan-490 490 49 20 559 69
Plan-1000 1000 100 20 1120 120

*Click links in table for each plan's telescope rates.  You can also compare all plan rates here.