Category Archive: Orion Telescope

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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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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Feb 20

Telescope Reviews: Orion 8944 SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

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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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Sep 24

Telescope Reviews: Orion 8945 SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

With a suitably stellar name Orion has been supplying high-quality telescopes to their customers all over the world since 1975, making them one of the most readily recognized brand names in relation to star gazing anywhere on the planet. The founder and CEO of Orion, one Tim Gieseler, stayed in control of the company until …

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Jun 25

Telescope Reviews: Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope

Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope

There are a lot of different brands of telescopes available on the market today but there are some names which stand out more than others and Orion is one of the best known brands in the world of telescopes right now. Orion first went into the telescope business in 1975 when Tim Gieseler released the …

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Jun 13

Telescope Reviews: Orion StarBlast 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope

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If you’ve ever considered taking up astronomy as a hobby then you’ll be familiar with the Orion brand of telescope. Orion as a company was founded in 1975 by Tim Gieseler, who remained in control of the company as its CEO until 2005 when Orion were bought out by a company called Imaginova, who are …

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