Telescopes

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Celestron Powerseeker 127EQ Review – A good first telescope?

If you’re looking to get your first telescope, then the Celestron Powerseeker 127EQ comes pretty highly recommended. When you’re just getting started with astronomy, it is important that you have a telescope that is reasonably price but still powerful enough to see some deep sky objects. Celestron’s 127 EQ from the PowerSeeker series is definitely … Read more

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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Review | Is it a good telescope?

Orion is a huge brand that manufactures premium-quality telescopes, binoculars, various optic gear pieces, and a huge array of accessories to complement their performance. Their two most popular series of telescopes are the Star Blast (one of my favorite cheap reflector telescopes) and the SkyQuest, which are a well known series of Dobsonian telescopes. Today, we’re … Read more

How to set up an equatorial mount – Quick Guide

The viewfinder and mount head are placed on a tripod. The RA axis should point towards the north celestial pole. For motorized equatorial mounts, some short unguided photography is possible, provided your alignment is sufficiently accurate and your motor is set to track at sidereal speed (the speed at which stars appear to move in … Read more

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Best Telescope for Kids – Full Reviews

If your kids have taken a liking to astronomy, then the best way to foster or support an interest is to purchase a telescope for your kids. But, if you’re not familiar with telescopes, this can be an intimidating process. The technical jargon takes some time to learn, and this can make research a frustrating … Read more

How to collimate a telescope – Quick Guide

A collimation cap is also known as a sight tube and is basically like a cap that you put on the focuser of your reflecting telescope. A collimation cap is also known as a sight tube and is basically like a plug that you put on the focuser of your well priced reflecting telescope. I … Read more

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Best Telescopes Under $200

A high quality telescope can be an expensive investment in a new hobby, and many people would prefer to purchase something cheaper to gauge their interest. This introduces some new problems; a telescope that costs under $200 may be capable in many ways, but you’re not going to see the rings of Saturn in that … Read more

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Best Telescopes under $500

Having up to $500 to purchase a telescope is a good budget, but it can be difficult to spend. It’s too much to buy a beginners telescope, which you can typically find for just a few hundred dollars. However, it’s not enough to purchase a more expensive advanced telescope. You’ll find that there are many … Read more

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Dobsonian vs Newtonian – Is there a difference?

When we’re talking about the different types of telescopes you can use, then the one that most people know is the reflector telescope. And of the reflector style of telescope, two of them are going to be the most popular selling worldwide. These two styles of telescope are the Dobsonian and the Newtonian. Obviously, the … Read more

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Celestron Nexstar 8SE Review – A clever Computerized telescope

If you’re looking for a new telescope, then you’re undoubtedly going to come across the Celestron Nexstar 8SE. This computerized telescope is very well known within astronomy circles, and it’s thought to be one of the best options if you’re just getting started with stargazing. It’s surprisingly portable and comes supplied with bleeding-edge technology and … Read more

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Celestron Omni XLT 120 review

The Celestron Omni XLT 120 is a solid telescope that’s proven to be pretty popular in recent years. Though it’s not as well known as the Powerseeker series, it definitely has its fair share of fans already who recommend it as a budget refractor telescope. With high quality optics, slow motion controls and precise polar … Read more

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Best Telescopes under $1000

After you start to take your astronomy seriously, you’ll realise that it can be an expensive hobby to have. Sure, you can get by with a few hundred dollars worth of telescope and the accessories it comes with for a while, but if you want to take the next step up, many top telescopes go … Read more

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Best Telescope Eyepieces for Viewing Planets

There are a wide array of different telescope eyepieces to choose from. And although many of them will be more suited to specific telescopes or brands, you can use them on pretty much any model, whether that’s a super expensive one or a telescope less than $1000. An eyepiece will give you the ability to … Read more

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Best Barlow Lens for your Telescope

When you’re buying accessories for your telescope, a good Barlow lens is often where people. Aside from being relatively cheap, they’re one of the most practical ways to see more when you’re looking at the night sky. A Barlow lens is the easiest way to increase the magnification of your telescope without spending a ton … Read more

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Best telescopes for viewing planets and galaxies

A good telescope will provide the opportunity to discover all of those heavenly bodies and celestial sights, but a poor choice can simply be money down the drain. Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all solution to answer the question of which is the best telescope for viewing planets and galaxies. However, we’re going … Read more

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Celestron vs Orion – Which brand is best in 2021?

Whenever people are searching for the best telescopes online, the two most popular names that pop up are Celestron and Orion (among many others, obviously). Since it seems that they share the pedestal, most of us want to know which brand has the upper hand over the other. And when it comes to amateur astronomy, … Read more

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Celestron Nexstar 4SE Review

When you want to find celestial objects in the night sky, you need a good quality telescope to do so. The Celestron Nexstar series is one of the most celebrated telescopes in recent years, with the 4SE being the cheapest of the SE models available. But how good is the 4SE, and is it worth … Read more

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How does a Cassegrain telescope work?

Outside of the two most popular telescope types, reflectors and refractors, there are also other designs that you might want to be aware one. One of the most popular is a Cassegrain telescope, which is a form of reflecting telescope that is well used amongst astronomers. But how exactly does a Cassegrain telescope work? And … Read more