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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Zhumell Z8 Telescope Review

When considering which telescope to get, many people come across the Zhumell Z8 telescope and aren’t exactly sure what to think. It isn’t one of the big name brands like Celestron and Orion, however it’s still quite well known (plus they’re made by the same company that make some of Orion’s telescopes). As a Dobsonian … Read more


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