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

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

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

Is a 2x or 3x barlow lens better?

The Barlow TV 3X is generally considered somewhat superior to the 2X, and is considered unusually excellent. With short, inexpensive extension tubes up to 1.5 in length placed between the Barlow and the eyepiece, the EiC16 can produce 1.9X magnification, so it’s a good choice sometimes. Is a 2x or 3x barlow lens better? Generally, … Read more


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