Oct 10

Telescope Reviews: Orion GoScope 80mm Tabletop Refractor Telescope

Orion GoScope 80mm Tabletop Refractor Telescope Review

If there’s any mistake almost every beginner astronomer makes it’s that they head straight to the mall and buy a telescope from some random gadget or electronics store. The packaging always looks appealing, showing amazing images of Saturn, Jupiter and nebulae, but unfortunately the telescope very rarely lives up to the promises that it makes …

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Mar 13

8 Fun Things To Do With Your Telescope

8 Fun Things To Do With Your Telescope

So you’re wondering if it’s actually possible to have “fun” with a telescope – after all aren’t they just for nerds and astronomy geeks? To be fair amateur astronomy got a bad name without good reason because people from all walks of life enjoy gazing up at the stars from their yard, or somewhere near …

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Jan 13

What Do You Know About Meade Telescopes?

Meade 628

Unlike their main competitors – Orion and Celestron – Meade had a very different but very direct start in the business of creating and selling telescopes to amateur astronomers. In fact Meade Telescopes started out as a one-man operation (run by a guy called John Diebel) in 1972, selling refracting telescopes by mail-order from magazine …

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Nov 17

Telescope Reviews: Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope

Celestron AstroMaster 70

If you’re not familiar with the Celestron brand name then rest assured that you soon will be. We’re not going to spend much time explaining who Celestron are as a company because it’s been covered elsewhere on the site, but in brief this company has been manufacturing telescopes since the 1960s and remains one of …

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Sep 23

Telescope Reviews: Orion 09843 SpaceProbe 3 Equatorial Reflector Telescope

Orion 09843 SpaceProbe 3 Equatorial Reflector Telescope

When you hear the brand name Orion you won’t need anyone to tell you what this company makes – the company name gives it away. Just in case you don’t know (where have you been hiding?) since 1975 Orion have been supplying astronomers from all corners of the globe with some of the best telescopes …

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Aug 18

Celestron Telescopes – Why Are These Telescopes So Popular?

Celestron Telescope

The history of the Celestron brand actually goes all the way back to 1955, to the days when Valor Electronics was founded by Tom Johnson. In fact what Valor did back then was produce electronic components for the US military, which it continued to do for several years after starting to manufacture their range of …

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Jul 08

Duracell Powerpack 600: The Essential Emergency Power Source for Your Telescope

Duracell Powerpack 600

Duracell as a brand name don’t need any introduction simply because they’re a household name when it comes to batteries of all kinds. The other reason why Duracell is such an easily recognizable brand name is because the company history dates back to the 1920s when the original founders of the company, Sam Ruben and …

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May 16

What You Should Know About The Orion Telescopes?


If you’ve spent more than 30 seconds checking out different types of telescopes online then you’ll have come across at least a few Orion telescopes. In fact when it comes to telescopes Orion are known for producing some of the very best in the world, with a nice balance of innovation and reliability built into …

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Apr 12

The Celestron Power Tank: The Perfect Portable Power Pack for Your Telescope

Celestron Power Tank

If you’re reading this review we know that you’re already interested in astronomy so you know who Celestron are. What you might not know is that Celestron were originally known as Valor Electronics, and they produced a lot of electronic components for the US military in the 1950s. In a weird twist of fate Tom …

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Mar 11

Telescope Reviews: Meade ETX90EC Telescope with Electronic Controller

Meade ETX-90EC Telescope

If you’ve been involved in astronomy for any length of time, or even just interested in the subject, then you’ll have heard of Meade Instruments by now and the telescopes they make. That’s because Meade aren’t newcomers to telescopes and have been in business since 1972 when John Diebel first started supplying low-cost refractor telescopes …

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