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


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


What are the different types of telescope? – Explained

The type of telescope we are using will determine every aspect of our experience. It will have an overall effect on our setup process, whether we want a wide field view or a narrow one, plus the cost of the telescope is something we’ll need to take into account too. And when you’re trying to … Read more

How to choose a telescope – Full Guide

The main specification you need to consider when choosing a telescope is its aperture, i.e. the diameter of its main mirror or lens. You can choose the telescope with the largest aperture and the highest price, but these may be too complex for a beginner. The larger the diameter, the more light the telescope will … Read more

Dobsonian vs Cassegrain – Which to choose?

The Dobsonian is one type of mount, while the Schmidt-Cassegrain and the Newtonian are different configurations of the optics inside the telescope. The Dobsonian is one type of mount, while the Schmidt-Cassegrain and Newtonian are different configurations of the optics inside the telescope. Personally, I and many others would recommend investing in a Dobsonian reflector … 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

Celestron Omni XLT 102 review

Now, Celestron uses that same technology to allow stargazers to connect with the night sky and enhance their experience of the cosmos in a fun and unique way. Unleash the full pointing precision of your Celestron computerized telescope with a suite of specialized telescope control software. For the observer whose interests are the brightest solar … Read more

Orion skyview pro review

To me, if they can make pads to limit vibration, they should be able to make the mount so it doesn’t vibrate. While the CG-5 is a capable mount, it has earned the nickname “coffee grinder”, and if you ever hear one spin, you’ll understand why. The finder on the SkyView Pro 8 is a … Read more


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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. After … Read more


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