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Sky-Watcher 6
Sky-Watcher 6" Traditional Dobsonian Telescope # S11600
5.0
Fun, easy to use, quality telescope
Great to use. The greater focal length, compared to shorter 6 inch newtonian tubes, really helps. The mount is very solid and smooth with an easy to use tightening mechanism. I also got the Dob Pod and Dob Dolly from Orion to raise the mount up, and ...
Sky Watcher 10
Sky Watcher 10" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope # S11720
4.0
Great Product for the Price
Bought this scope as I liked the collapsible design, and the Skywatcher Dobs had been recommended to me by others. So far I'm quite happy with it and it is performing as I had hoped. It has the usual quirks of all fast reflectors, but I knew tha...
Meade LightBridge 16
Meade LightBridge 16" f/4.5 Truss Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Telescope # 1645-05-03
4.0
meade 16" lightbridge
I have been using my 16 inch LB scope for about 6 nights now. 1-3 hours a night. Optical quality A- Possibly a litter better. Star testing inside/outside of focus the image is close. Been using a 6mm expanse EP with a paracorr as my high power (350x...
Meade LightBridge 10
Meade LightBridge 10" f/5 Truss Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Telescope # 1005-05-03
4.0
Amazing telescope at a great price!!
I have owned a Meade Lightbridge 10" for nine months now and have been very impressed! This is the second telescope I have owned and big step up from the 4.5" reflector I started out with. The 10" mirror will collect so much light from the moon and p...
Meade LightBridge Mini 130 130mm f/5 Dobsonian Telescope  # 203003
Meade LightBridge Mini 130 130mm f/5 Dobsonian Telescope # 203003
5.0
Awesome travel scope with exceptional specs
I am a first time customer at Agena Astroproducts and I am incredibly impressed with the speed that the items devilered, the cheapest pricings, and most of all, the remarkable quality of service. As a first time customer I was nervous that maybe the ...
Meade LightBridge Mini 130 130mm f/5 Dobsonian Telescope  # 203003
Meade LightBridge Mini 130 130mm f/5 Dobsonian Telescope # 203003
5.0
Great value
I recently purchased one of these scopes. I am not dissapointed. A parabolic 130mm F5 is really fast. I love tabletop dobsonians and this is exactly what I was waiting for. It has a dovetail for easily mounting to tripods should you want to do that. ...
Meade LightBridge 16
Meade LightBridge 16" f/4.5 Truss Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Telescope # 1645-05-03
4.0
Monster telescope
16" Lightbridge I've been using my Lightbridge for a month or two and can comment on a few things. But first let me say that my plan was to just use the optics build a big equatorial Newtonian so some views may be non-standard. It seems like Meade ...
Meade LightBridge 16
Meade LightBridge 16" f/4.5 Truss Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Telescope # 1645-05-03
3.0
Good for the price, needs modifications
I am briefly visiting the US to finish my studies. Since I am an experienced visual amateur astronomer who owns an 18" Dobsonian with outstanding Russian optics, it might be a little unfair to compare a 2000 Dollar complete telescope with a 5000 Doll...
Meade LightBridge 16
Meade LightBridge 16" f/4.5 Truss Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Telescope # 1645-05-03
5.0
A Lightbucket and a half!.....
If you are looking to get into Astronomy big time, then don't even think about it, buy this Telescope! Yes, it's as good as they say it is! Yes, it's big! I just put wheelbarrow handles and 10" wheels on mine and now it goes anywhere I want it to! Fo...
Celestron FirstScope Telescope # 21024
Celestron FirstScope Telescope # 21024
1.0
Cheap, but not cheerful
I was looking for an easy to use telescope for my young daughters. Having read the review of the Firstscope in S&T, and having given up waiting for my Galileoscopes to arrive (after seven months I cancelled the order), it sounded perfect. Mechanica...
Meade LightBridge 10
Meade LightBridge 10" f/5 Truss Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Telescope # 1005-05-03
4.0
Meade Lightbridge 10"
I bought my scope 8 months ago and have used it just about every clear night since. It sets up very easily by one person (even in the dark using only red light). This scope is extremely portable and easily fits into the back seat of my car (sedan)....
Orion SkyQuest XT8
Orion SkyQuest XT8
4.0
My first scope.
This is a great first scope. The scope has enough aperture to satisfy anybody interested in Astronomy and viewing for their first time. Assembly and setup is a breeze. If I want to go outside to view "right now" .... I would be looking through the e...
Orion SkyQuest XT8
Orion SkyQuest XT8
5.0
A true space explorer
After much research and consideration about what kind of telescope I'd like to own I zeroed in on the Orion XT8. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made within the realm of astronomy. The order process was simple and profess...
Meade LightBridge 10
Meade LightBridge 10" f/5 Truss Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Telescope # 1005-05-03
4.0
Meade 10" f/5 Lightbridge
I've had my Meade 10" f/5 Lightbridge for 5 months now and I still get excited every time I use it. Contrary to some reviews I've read, it holds collimation just fine when it's disassembled, moved and put back together. Rarely have I ever had to sp...
Meade LightBridge 12
Meade LightBridge 12" f/5 Truss Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Telescope # 1205-05-03
4.0
Lightbridge, light bucket
I bought mine 4 months after they became available. Everything fit together well, and I had no problems with the assembly. Mine is the deluxe version, which is now the only version Meade sells. As is, I had no trouble with balance or motion, and the ...
Meade LightBridge 12
Meade LightBridge 12" f/5 Truss Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Telescope # 1205-05-03
3.0
Meade Lightbridge 12"
I had to make a few modifications. Like flocking everything on the inside the scope. You have to add extra weight to the bottom. It seems to be a little top heavy. I couldn't get a regular 12" to fit in my car. I can transport it ok and when I put it...
Meade LightBridge 12
Meade LightBridge 12" f/5 Truss Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Telescope # 1205-05-03
3.0
Lightbridge 12"
I have owned this scope for 1 1/2 years. I have found the optics to be excellent, but the mechanical design poor. The lower part of the tube hit the the azimuth tension knob. Balance was a major issue, with major amounts of weight needed to be added ...
Orion SkyQuest XT8
Orion SkyQuest XT8
5.0
Orion Skyquest XT8
I own an XT10, but found a good deal on the XT8 that I just couldn't pass up. That's a purchase I'll never regret I assure you. The XT8 delivered awesome views, and worked out just fine for mounting on my CG5 computerized mount. The mirror in this sc...
Meade LightBridge 12
Meade LightBridge 12" f/5 Truss Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Telescope # 1205-05-03
4.0
Lightbridge, light bucket
I bought mine 4 months after they became available. Everything fit together well, and I had no problems with the assembly. Mine is the deluxe version, which is now the only version Meade sells. As is, I had no trouble with balance or motion, and the ...
Orion SkyQuest XT8
Orion SkyQuest XT8
5.0
Great Scope! Buy it!
I was actually saving to buy an Orion XT10 when I perused the clearance section of the Orion site and saw that they were selling off the discontinued XT8 models for $259. The new model sells for $369 with the only difference being the smaller 6x30 fi...