Category Archive: Telescope Reviews

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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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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Mar 11

Telescope Reviews: Meade ETX90EC Telescope with Electronic Controller

Meade ETX90EC 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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Feb 20

Telescope Reviews: Orion 8944 SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

Orion XT6

Like most things in life you need to start as you intend to finish and this is also true of astronomy as a hobby, and maybe even as a potential career. The first step you can and should take is investing in a high-quality telescope from a company like Orion, because you know you’re getting …

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Feb 01

Telescope Reviews: Orion 9851 SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope

Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Reflector Telescope

Most people find it difficult to not be fascinated by the stars at least once in their lifetime, after all they’re sitting there over your head almost every single night. Although the vast majority of people don’t stop to think about it the reality is that those tiny points of light in the sky are …

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Jan 13

Telescope Reviews: Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

Orion SkyQuest XT10

The problem most people have when they try to get into astronomy as a hobby is they head straight to their nearest mall and buy the first telescope they can find for less than $100. Rushing home they open it, set it up and are instantly disappointed by the dismal views they get. That’s why …

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Dec 20

Telescope Reviews: Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Dobsonian Reflector Telescope

If you’ve always wanted to get involved in the whole hobby of astronomy but you didn’t know where to start or what equipment to buy then we think that you’ll find that the Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope is a great place to start. After all Orion have been manufacturing telescopes in the United …

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