Telescopes

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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

Maksutov-cassegrain vs schmidt-cassegrain: Compared

For people looking for a compact telescope with the visual performance of a large aperture refractor, the Maksutov-Cassegrains are the best choice. Another difference is in the size of the aperture. The secondary mirror on a Schmidt is a normal mirror. The Schmidt has a thin complex shaped corrector lens with a secondary mirror, and … Read more

Celestron CGX L Mount review

My Sky-Watcher Esprit 100 ED and William Optics Fluorostar 132 scopes feature the wider 3-inch “Losmandy-style” dovetail for improved stability, and fit securely on the CGX-L. The dual dovetail mount provides convenient mounting options for both Vixen and Losmandy dovetail configurations. The deep sky astrophotography potential of the Celestron CGX-L telescope mount is obvious, and … Read more

Celestron c90 review: The perfect choice

Celestron has taken their years of experience and used it to create a wonderful example of terrestrial optics. For those who are just getting started in astronomy, or simply looking for a small portable telescope for quick looks and travel, the C90 deserves further investigation. For anyone who wants to take the optical power of … 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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Reflecting vs Refracting Telescopes – Which to Choose

Reflecting and refracting telescopes, along with Catadioptric telescopes, are the three main telescope types. However, the majority of people mainly use reflectors and refractors when you’re just starting out. So if you’re in the market looking for the most essential part of your astronomy rig, we’re here to help you decide which to choose. Getting … Read more

Celestron Nexstar 6SE review

Celestron’s NexStar series comprises four different models of computerized telescopes, with different apertures ranging from 4 inches to 8 inches. The only issue with the 4SE is the small aperture, and most new users may find the largest aperture of the 8SE as too much for their needs. In-between both of those two models in … Read more

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Best Telescopes for Astrophotography (2022 Guide)

If you’re considering taking up astrophotography as a hobby, you’re likely to be aware that not just any old telescope will do. Although complete beginners may be able to manage with a good camera or the latest smartphone, as you develop your skills, you are likely to find that you want to take clearer and … Read more

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Best Travel Telescope for Portability in 2022

When you’re looking at the best portable telescopes, it can be difficult to know which is right for you. And when you want to get some good views of the night sky, it is important you have the best telescope you possibly can. Although there are many expensive, stationary types of telescopes that can be … Read more

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Best Telescopes under $500 for 2021

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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Best Telescopes Under $200 in 2021

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 Telescope for Kids | Full Reviews 2022

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 Telescopes under $1000 in 2022

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

Telescope image upside down? Try this

This means that, looking directly through a Newtonian reflector, or most commercial catadioptric or refracting telescopes without a stellar diagonal, the image is upside down. To correct the upside down view, equipment known as a diagonal can correct the image and turn it upside down. When a diagonal is used the image will be corrected … Read more