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Celestron EdgeHD 800 CG-5 OTA # 91031-XLT
Celestron EdgeHD 800 CG-5 OTA # 91031-XLT
5.0
Celestron EdgeHD 800 Optical Tube with CG5 Dovetail # 91031-XLT
I purchased this telescope to use on my AVX mount to improve my imaging capability using a Canon T71 DSLR. I can say I am thrilled with this scope and mount combination and will be adding autoguiding soon to further improve my imaging. Without autogu...
Sky-Watcher ProED 100 APO Refractor # S11120
Sky-Watcher ProED 100 APO Refractor # S11120
5.0
A perfect balance of power, portability, and price!
Don’t be fooled by its modest 100mm aperture; this instrument takes planetary and lunar viewing to the next level! Targets come alive at the eyepiece with stunning detail, and superb contrast. See the Planets as you’ve never seen them before, in ...
Meade LX70 R6 6
Meade LX70 R6 6" Reflector Telescope OTA # 270021
5.0
Very good telescope
Very good telescope with good optics and quality in its construction. Fine termination. I already have a 200/1000 and it has given me many satisfactions. It also at an incredible price.
Gabriel from Uruguay.
Sky-Watcher ProED 80 APO Refractor # S11100
Sky-Watcher ProED 80 APO Refractor # S11100
4.0
Solid Glass provides good basis for tweeking
This doublet is done in the reverse of the typical mix of ED & Schott and as another reviewer notes results in what performs like an APO at excellent value for low price. Plan on immediately and easily changing out the crude focuser with somethin...
William Optics GT102 102mm f/6.9 Apo Refractor # A-F102GT
William Optics GT102 102mm f/6.9 Apo Refractor # A-F102GT
4.0
William Optics GT102 102mm f/6.9 Apo Refractor - 20th Anniversary Edit
Very nice scope, looks fantastic and works perfectly. The scope was delivered in a box with the case and scope inside. The case is a nice, well made, padded soft side case. I did have an issue with the focuser, as several screws were very loose and...
Meade LX70 M6 6
Meade LX70 M6 6" Mak-Cass Telescope OTA # 270023
5.0
Good buy
I like it. As with everything man-made it can be improved upon nothing is perfect. Too bad Meade doesn't market this telescope anymore I would buy another. It does what it is designed too do. Weak points aer focuser, terrible 2" diagonal.
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 EdgeHD 1400 OTA # 91060-XLT
Celestron EdgeHD 1400 OTA # 91060-XLT
5.0
14" Edge SCT
I owned a Celestron C14 SCT for a few years (along with a 9.25" SCT, a 6" triplet APO refractor and a 10" Newt). I've been a visual astronomer for 42+ years. I've always wondered how much better the views would be with an Edg...
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.
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...
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...