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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Dec 06

Telescope Reviews: Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope

Celestron NexStar 6SE

If you’re just starting out as an astronomy hobbyist you have two choices when choosing your first telescope. You can choose some mass produced mall store telescope or you can choose a brand like Celestron. The choice might not seem an obvious one at first because of the price difference between a Celestron scope and …

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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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Aug 31

Telescope Reviews: Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope

Blackheaded Grossbeak - Celestron NexStar 4 SE

There are a few names which will immediately spring to mind when you’re thinking about buying a telescope, or even if you’re just looking one up on online. Celestron is, and has been, one of the leading names in hobbyist telescopes for many years now. In fact Celestron had its start in business way back …

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Aug 19

7 Top Tips For Using A Telescope

7 Top Tips For Using A Telescope

Astronomy is a hobby where it’s pretty much impossible to start off as an expert, unless you’re some kind of brainiac child prodigy of course. One of the best aspects of astronomy is that you’re never really finished learning, and that there’s always something new to discover either from the skies or just from your …

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Aug 09

Telescope Reviews: Celestron NexStar 130 SLT

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT

Ever since 1955 Celestron have been providing astronomy fans all over the world with a range of easy-to-use hobbyist telescopes, which are also suitable for the more experienced astronomer. When Tom Johnson originally went into the electronics business it was to provide parts for the US military but a side project which involved him building …

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Jul 30

Telescope Reviews: Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope

Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope

Celestron is one of the oldest manufacturers of telescopes in the United States, having gone into business in 1955. Interestingly enough when Tom Johnson first started his business it was actually known as Valor Electronics and manufactured electronic components for the US military. It was only when he built a telescope for his sons in …

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