Telescopes

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Meade LX90 vs LX200 Comparison

Meade are one of the best known brands when it comes to astronomy, and they have released some of the top telescopes over the past decade. This includes both the Meade LX90 and the LX200, which although are expensive, definitely have a lot of quality to them. But how are these two telescopes different to … Read more

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Orion Astroview 90mm Refractor review

Orion are one of the most well known names in the amateur astronomy industry, so it’s not surprise that this refractor is one of the more popular models available. It has a 90mm aperture, which although is fairly small, doesn’t mean you should completely avoid even considering this one. There are definitely some good things … Read more

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Celestron 114 eq Powerseeker review

One of the most well known budget telescopes available right now, the Celestron 114 EQ Powerseeker has had its critics over the years. For amateur astronomers who are just getting started with their stargazing journey, you’re probably not going to want to spend an awful lot on a new telescope. And if this is you, … 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. So if you’re in the market for a new one, … 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. Astronomy is … Read more

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Best Telescope under $500 for 2021

Finding a good telescope isn’t easy. You can spend hours and hours scrolling through all of the different brands and models available. And although you might learn a few things, at the end of it, you can be no closer to making a decision which is the best option for you. Having up to $500 … Read more

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Gskyer 600x90mm Telescope Review

When you’re looking at getting a new telescope, it’s worth looking at the Gskyer brand. Whilst you might not be as familiar with them as other brands like Celestron, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider them. In fact, opting for a less popular brand can actually be a good idea sometimes. It means you can … Read more

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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

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How much does a good telescope cost?

If you’re thinking about buying a telescope, then you’re going to want to know exactly how much you should spend on a telescope. Much of this will depend on your budget, and it goes without saying that you shouldn’t spend more than you can afford. So how much does a good telescope actually cost? Let’s … Read more

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How does a Catadioptric Telescope work?

If you’re learning more about astronomy and you’re wondering about the different types of telescope that are out there, then you’re bound to come across the catadioptric system. Those that have suffered with chromatic aberration (also referred to as color fringing) will be interested in this style of telescope, as it all but eliminates the … 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

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How to Set Up & Align a Reflector Telescope

Learning how to use a reflector telescope properly is an art. Reflectors provide more power for their price in comparison to refractors, however you might need to invest a little time in the beginning setting them up. Reflectors give amateur astronomers the ability to see further into the night sky, with cheap telescopes that still … Read more

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How to Use a Telescope for Stargazing

You need to know how to use a telescope properly if you’re going to make the most of it. They can be pretty expensive, and when you add all the different pieces together – an equatorial mount, eyepieces lenses and the rest, you want to make sure you get your money’s worth. And whilst your … Read more

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Celestron Nexstar 4SE Review

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 your investment? Well, that really depends on what you’re looking for in a telescope. The Nexstar series in general have … Read more

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Best Telescope for Kids | Full Reviews 2021

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

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Best Telescope Eyepieces for Viewing Planets [2021]

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