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Rigel Systems FlashLight - Starlite Mini
Rigel Systems FlashLight - Starlite Mini
5.0
Simple, but Effective Red Light for Astronomers
This is a fantastic astronomy-specific flashlight. I bought this and several other accessories for my son's telescope for his birthday. His big sister is getting one of these lights for Christmas to complement her scope. This is a simple, but hi...
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter with Lens - Narrow Field of View # SQM-L
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter with Lens - Narrow Field of View # SQM-L
5.0
Sky Quality Meter
I've always wondered about the sky brightness above my home observatory and now I know. My sky quality on a clear Moonless night is 20.45. Decent for astrophotography.
HoTech Astro Aimer Gen II - Green Laser and LED Flashlight
HoTech Astro Aimer Gen II - Green Laser and LED Flashlight
5.0
Astro Aimer
Excellent quality, excellent product. If you can afford it go for it.
Rigel Systems Aviation / Astronomy FlashLight - Skylite Mini
Rigel Systems Aviation / Astronomy FlashLight - Skylite Mini
5.0
The best ( though not the least cost)
I am picking up astronomy after 50 years and collecting the essentials. My astronomy club insists we use dimmable red flashlights at star parties. I searched through numerous reviews on Amazon, CloudyNights and optics online stores and this one was u...
Meade 5mW Green Laser Pointer # 608002
Meade 5mW Green Laser Pointer # 608002
1.0
Poor Design
Mine also has the poor connection issue. If you shake it, and put the batteries in and out a few times, it occasionally works. My cat has a $3 keychain laser pointer that works much better is every regard.
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter with Lens - Narrow Field of View # SQM-L
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter with Lens - Narrow Field of View # SQM-L
5.0
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter with Lens - # SQM-L
This SQM operates wonderfully. Ive experienced very reproducible results that are consistent when compared to published ‘dark sky’ maps for my urban location in Arizona. I will be traveling to a Bortle 1 dark sky location in NM in October and wil...
Rigel Systems Aviation / Astronomy FlashLight - Skylite
Rigel Systems Aviation / Astronomy FlashLight - Skylite
5.0
Excellent astronomy flashlight. I love
Excellent astronomy flashlight. I love it!!!
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter with Lens - Narrow Field of View # SQM-L
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter with Lens - Narrow Field of View # SQM-L
5.0
Nice item for measuring sky brightness
This is a handy device for measuring sky brightness at different locations, or even the same location under different conditions. I'm using it for some research that I'm doing on astrophotography. The device registers quickly, and also give...
Lunt Solar Observer Hat with Neck Flap and UV Protective fabric # HAT
Lunt Solar Observer Hat with Neck Flap and UV Protective fabric # HAT
5.0
A Good Hat
A hat that appears well made and is
comfortable. A smart purchase. It does the job.
Rigel Systems Aviation / Astronomy FlashLight - Skylite
Rigel Systems Aviation / Astronomy FlashLight - Skylite
5.0
Best Flashlight for Night Nursing
We have critically ill children. When we need a little extra light to check on them and not disturb their sleep this flashlight is most useful. For the reasons this is a great astronomy flashlight it is great for doing little night tasks on our littl...
Rigel Systems Aviation / Astronomy FlashLight - Skylite Mini
Rigel Systems Aviation / Astronomy FlashLight - Skylite Mini
4.0
Very Capable
Works as advertised. I have one small comment though, the last one I owned had a “hitch” in the potentiometer that eventually failed. I still liked the size of the light so I bought another one but I see that there has been no improvement in the ...
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter # SQM
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter # SQM
5.0
Easy to use
Easy to use we're already cataloging data for South Florida.
Rigel Systems Astronomy FlashLight - Starlite
Rigel Systems Astronomy FlashLight - Starlite
5.0
Great quality
Works very well.
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter with Lens - Narrow Field of View # SQM-L
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter with Lens - Narrow Field of View # SQM-L
5.0
Sky Quality Meter
Seems to do the job it was built to do. The display is bright and easy to read. Simple to operate, only one button. There is no built in memory to store readings, date, time, etc. It displays the light reading and temperature only. I have only had a ...
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter with Lens - Narrow Field of View # SQM-L
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter with Lens - Narrow Field of View # SQM-L
1.0
Not a Good Buy
It is just a toy and it is too expensive for the function. I would buy it for $25 or so but not for this price.
Lunt Solar Observer Hat with Neck Flap and UV Protective fabric # HAT
Lunt Solar Observer Hat with Neck Flap and UV Protective fabric # HAT
5.0
Valuable observer accessory
Besides keeping direct sun off one's head and neck, the clip-on secures it to a shirt so the hat will not blow off in a breeze. The best is the zippered pocket in the neck drape! One can place a cold wet towel or ice wrapped in a towel for comfo...
Rigel Systems Aviation / Astronomy FlashLight - Skylite
Rigel Systems Aviation / Astronomy FlashLight - Skylite
5.0
Comfortable red&withe dimmable flash light
Nice and easy to use
Celestron Night Vision Astro Flashlight # 93588
Celestron Night Vision Astro Flashlight # 93588
5.0
Telescope Viewing
This light is perfect for looking through your telescope without interfering with your viewing. You can look at star charts for star gazing and see what you are doing in darkness. I highly recommend this product!