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Sky-Watcher ProED 120 APO Refractor # S11130
Sky-Watcher ProED 120 APO Refractor # S11130
4.0
Lighter than a triplet with excellent color
I own a 127mm triplet apo and wanted a lighter scope for travel and star parties. So, I purchased the 120mm skywatcher. I now use it more that my triplet. The first night I used it It showed minimum color on the waxing 3/4 moon. Focus is critical but...
Tele Vue TV-85 85mm f/7 Apo Doublet Refractor Telescope - Ivory # WXF-3371
Tele Vue TV-85 85mm f/7 Apo Doublet Refractor Telescope - Ivory # WXF-3371
5.0
A Versatile, Lifetime Telescope
While I'm new to amateur astronomy, I've been serious about photography for 30+ years. I know the value of quality optics, and wanted to avoid buying a telescope that would leave me wanting for the "next level." I also wanted a sc...
Meade LX70 R5 4.7
Meade LX70 R5 4.7" f/8.3 Achromatic Refractor Telescope OTA # 270020
5.0
LX70 R5
5 stars due to quality of scope for the price. Also, the 2 Meade eyepieces included are not too bad.
Celestron Advanced VX 6
Celestron Advanced VX 6" Refractor Telescope # 22020
5.0
Celestron Telescope..
Very happy..
Celestron Omni XLT 102 Telescope # 21088
Celestron Omni XLT 102 Telescope # 21088
5.0
I love this telescope
It is light and small enough for easy transportation (with a car) and powerful enough for great views of the heavens. Get the polar finder (94223), and alignment is a breeze. I used it to view the A!ugust 21st solar eclipse and piggy-backed a camera ...
Celestron Advanced VX 6
Celestron Advanced VX 6" Refractor Telescope # 22020
5.0
Better than expected
Bought the Celestron Advanced VX 6" Refractor Telescope knowing that the quality of this telescope cannot be compared with the APO telescopes, but purchasing this set for $1250 seemed to be for me a no brainer. I recently sold my old (2002) 11 i...
Sky-Watcher ProED 80 APO Refractor # S11100
Sky-Watcher ProED 80 APO Refractor # S11100
5.0
Remarkable Scope
It's a doublet that thinks it's a triplet! FPL53 glass and F7.5 focal length makes this perform like a nice fluorite refractor. I use it for imaging and grab and go visual.
Tele Vue TV-85 85mm f/7 Apo Doublet Refractor Telescope - Ivory # WXF-3371
Tele Vue TV-85 85mm f/7 Apo Doublet Refractor Telescope - Ivory # WXF-3371
5.0
Very well built Refractor.
Tele Vue 85's are a little expensive, but you get a lot for your money. The scope has a sharp, clear image. I noticed that on my first DSO I viewed. Double stars are beautiful. The Orion Nebula was very clear. I was not overly impressed with th...
William Optics GT102 102mm f/6.9 Apo Refractor # A-F102GT
William Optics GT102 102mm f/6.9 Apo Refractor # A-F102GT
5.0
WO GT102
This is my first 'serious' refractor and I decided on the WO after a lot of online research and questioning other users. This is a quality piece of glass - images are clear and sharp to the edge of the field, stars are pinpoints, and contra...
Sky-Watcher ProED 80 APO Refractor # S11100
Sky-Watcher ProED 80 APO Refractor # S11100
5.0
Awesome Telescope
As amateur astrophotographer, this is the best choise. It´s almost ready to use.
I don´t detect any chromatic aberration. Field of wiew is awesome. I alread buy the flattener/focal reducer 0.85x and UHC 2" for better results.
Meade LX70 R5 4.7
Meade LX70 R5 4.7" f/8.3 Achromatic EQ Refractor Telescope # 270010
5.0
Nice scope for the money!!!
This scope is easy to use and a great value for the money, IMO. I bought the polar scope and drive motors to complete the package and everything works great. I can set it up in my backyard in 10 minutes and everything is light and easy to move.
William Optics FLT98 98mm f/6.3 Triplet Apo Refractor w/ 2
William Optics FLT98 98mm f/6.3 Triplet Apo Refractor w/ 2" 0.8x Adjustable Reducer /...
5.0
All around Excellent scope!!!
I bought the FLT98 scope package primarily for astrophotography, but also wanted to occasionally use it as a grab and go scope. I have not been disappointed in the least by the scope at all. The images and views are just fantastic. They are clear and...
Meade Infinity 102mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope # 209006
Meade Infinity 102mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope # 209006
5.0
Love this Meade Telescope
I purchased this Meade 102mm telescope Tuesday 07, June 2016 and it came well packaged, all items intact and am fully satisfied with what I received. It took me less than 10mins to setup and have it ready for use for first light. I also got the Red D...
Meade Infinity 90mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope # 209005
Meade Infinity 90mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope # 209005
5.0
Awesome value for my money
This is the first Telescope I've ever owned, and also the very first time I ever looked into a Telescope. Setting up everything was just around ten minutes or less. It came with a small packet of tools, 1 Phillips screwdriver, 1 triangular shaped fla...
Meade LX70 R5 4.7
Meade LX70 R5 4.7" f/8.3 Achromatic EQ Refractor Telescope # 270010
5.0
Meade LX70 Refractor
This telescope and mount offer an excellent value for astronomy lovers. I have been active with astronomy for 30 years and have owned 15 scopes. This scope is very nice for the price. If you want a better scope in this size and type, you will spen...
William Optics FLT 132 Fluoro Star 132mm f/7 Triplet Apo Refractor with R&P RotoLock Focuser # A-F132
William Optics FLT 132 Fluoro Star 132mm f/7 Triplet Apo Refractor with R&P RotoLock...
5.0
William Optics master piece
This APO refractor is my best toy for astrophotography, can get fair details on deep sky objects, it's heavy and well assembled, focuser works great, if you are using a D-SLR you'll probably need an extension, the rotolock feature its excellent, I do...
Sky Watcher Esprit 120mm ED Triplet Apo Refractor OTA # S11420
Sky Watcher Esprit 120mm ED Triplet Apo Refractor OTA # S11420
5.0
Solid Performer
As an astrophotographer I was looking for an OTA that I could use for both nebula and galaxies. The Esprit 120 with a focal length of 840mm (f/7) fit my requirements. I have had this telescope for about 2 months and could not be more satisfied. Th...
William Optics WO-Star71 71mm f/4.9 Apo Imaging Refractor
William Optics WO-Star71 71mm f/4.9 Apo Imaging Refractor
5.0
William Optics Star71 imaging (and more!) refractor
I'm an amateur astronomer, and retired. I recently decided to upgrade my equipment, and the scope I decided on was the William Optics Star71. I wanted to able to use the scope for imaging as well as occasional visual observation. I use a Canon EOS 2...
Meade LX70 R5 4.7
Meade LX70 R5 4.7" f/8.3 Achromatic Refractor Telescope OTA # 270020
4.0
Nice refractor telescope
Nice refractor, well built, good optics, packaged well and shipped really fast! I own an older Meade 90mm by 1000mm focal length refractor. I could only resolve one moon of Saturn with it (Titan). With this Meade LX70 120mm by 1000mm refractor, I ...