Telescopes

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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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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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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

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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 Astromaster 114 EQ Review

Celestron is one of the most trusted brands around, and the Celestron Astromaster 114 EQ is one of their most popular telescopes. If you’re talking about cheap Dobsonian reflectors, then you’re definitely going to have to consider the Astromaster. Whilst I don’t typically recommend Dobsonians to beginners, this is actually quite a decent model to … Read more