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Rigel Systems Astronomy FlashLight - Starlite
Rigel Systems Astronomy FlashLight - Starlite
5.0
Light functions as advertised
The Rigel Systems Starlight functions as expected. I like the fact that the weather sealed body prevents issues on those nights with heavy dew.
Meade 5mW Green Laser Pointer # 608002
Meade 5mW Green Laser Pointer # 608002
1.0
BIG disappointment
I expected more. The beam is considerably weaker than my friend's $8 unit. And it seems much weaker than the one I owned earlier.
Agena LED Red Light Keychain for Astronomy
Agena LED Red Light Keychain for Astronomy
4.0
Handy little light
Not real bright so it doesn't mess up your night vision. I put it on a lanyard around my neck.
HoTech Astro Aimer G3 - Green Laser and Flashlight
HoTech Astro Aimer G3 - Green Laser and Flashlight
5.0
Very well made and attractively
Very well made and attractively packaged. A compact and versitile tool.
HoTech Green Laser Pointer HTGL-05
HoTech Green Laser Pointer HTGL-05
5.0
green pointer
Works great
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
Very good performance
Very good performance
Rigel Systems FlashLight - Starlite Mini
Rigel Systems FlashLight - Starlite Mini
5.0
Good Light
This is replacing a 15 year old similar unit from Orion that recently died. This looks got for another 15 years or so
HoTech Astro Aimer G3 - Green Laser and Flashlight
HoTech Astro Aimer G3 - Green Laser and Flashlight
4.0
Green Laser and Flashlight—A Good Combo
I purchased the HoTech Astro Aimer G3 - Green Laser and Flashlight, even though I already had several green lasers, several red flashlights, and several white flashlights. Having all three in one package is wonderfully convenient!
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
Convenient for monitoring the sky
I use this to monitor sky conditions during astrophotography. By taking a reading every couple hours I can see if the sky is starting to go bad or is getting better.
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
Excellent sky quality meter
I am an avid visual observer who likes to monitor sky brightness to understand which deep space objects are likely to be detected under the current conditions. This is a solidly-built, compact, and accurate light meter. I recommend it highly.
Antares LED Dual Beam Flashlight
Antares LED Dual Beam Flashlight
2.0
Would not buy again
This light was great while it work. However, it is cheaply made and not durable. The thumbwheel broke after about 1.5 years or so, which translates to maybe 30 hours of use. The light cannot function without a working thumbwheel.
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
Works Great!
I wish I would have bought this sooner
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter with Lens - Narrow Field of View # SQM-L
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter with Lens - Narrow Field of View # SQM-L
4.0
Better than nothing
I mounted mine on a lightweight camera tripod and leave it set up through the night so I am consistently measuring the same area of sky. A friend also has one and when we put them side by side we find about .3 difference in readings so I am a little ...
Baader Q Turret - Quadruplet 1.25
Baader Q Turret - Quadruplet 1.25" Eyepiece Revolver # BQT 2957010
4.0
Way Too Expensive
The convenience of safely changing eyepieces without losing one cannot be understated at all. Build quality is quite cheap. Detents are quite secure, however. It would have been certainly worth it at $40, tops. No regrets. It's the only decent one a...
Baader Q Turret - Quadruplet 1.25
Baader Q Turret - Quadruplet 1.25" Eyepiece Revolver # BQT 2957010
5.0
Works Well
Simple and inexpensive way to easily and quickly change the eyepiece you want to view with. Much cheaper than other turrets like Takahashi's or TEC's. Works well once you get used to how to position it and change ep's. Lightweight plastic construct...
Rigel Systems FlashLight - Starlite Mini
Rigel Systems FlashLight - Starlite Mini
4.0
Great flashlight, or how to keep your fellow observers happy
This flashlight will keep you in good favor with your fellow observers. You can adjust it down to a minimum light level easily, something you can't do with a regular flashlight and some taillight tape. My only complaint is that it seems to come apa...
HoTech Astro Aimer G3 - Green Laser and Flashlight
HoTech Astro Aimer G3 - Green Laser and Flashlight
5.0
HoTech Astro Aimer G3 Green Laser and Flashlight
I use the Astro Aimer G3 primarily when setting up and taking down the telescope and binoculars for the evening. The variable 3-position red led brightness levels are very useful for keeping track of items and setting up in total darkness. The white...
Rigel Systems Astronomy FlashLight - Starlite
Rigel Systems Astronomy FlashLight - Starlite
4.0
Nice flashlight
Light pattern is a very even circle of red light with a brighter ring around the edge of it. Dims well. Rotary switch is off at center position, lights when you turn past a click stop either way, then gets brighter as you turn. Looks like the same ...