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Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount
Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial Mount
4.0
Skyview Pro review
I purchased an Orion 120mm refractor off Ebay. This is the original model on an EQ-3 mount. For the price I paid the scope and mount combination were okay. Recently I had the chance to buy a Skyview Pro with drives and polar scope for $300. Wonderin...
Orion Q70 2
Orion Q70 2" SWA 38mm
5.0
38mm Q-70
This is one large eyepiece. Much larger than the 26 and 32mm versions of Q-70's, it requires a pretty hefty scope and mount. Like its smaller brothers, it is a very high quality product which will give you a tack-sharp view of a very large chunk of t...
Orion Q70 2
Orion Q70 2" SWA 32mm
5.0
32mm Q-70
This set of 3 Q-70's may be the best bargain in eyepieces today. See my review of the 26mm Q-70 for some specifics. Like the 26mm version, this is a well made, high quality product. About the same physical size as the 26. I use it mostly for crystal...
Orion Q70 2
Orion Q70 2" SWA 26mm
5.0
Orion Q-70 SWA 26mm
This is a moderately large/heavy 2" eyepiece which I use in a Meade 10" LX200R. The 26 mm Q-70 provides 96x magnification in my LX200R, and it serves very nicely for viewing most star clusters, nebula, planets, or the moon. Very sharp focus all the...
Meade LX200R 10
Meade LX200R 10"
5.0
Meade LX200R Scope
My first quality scope after a few cheap refractors, so limited on experience (about 3 month so far). Compared to what I have been used to, it is fantastic. I evaluate this scope on 3 primary factors: ALLIGN, FIND, and SEE. 1. Allign - Meade got i...
Orion 120ST 120mm f/5.0
Orion 120ST 120mm f/5.0
5.0
Orion 120st f/5
This is a very good low power wide field scope. Not too bad to move around and the mount and drive work very well. Nice and sturdy for the payload it holds. I use a 2 inch diagonal and 2 inch low power eyepieces and I am very pleased. It puts up a...
Criterion RV-6 Dynascope
Criterion RV-6 Dynascope
5.0
Criterion RV-6 Dynascope
This is my first scope and I still have it. It puts up some great views of DSOs and the solar system. It is a beast to move around but after 25 plus years, it still works fine. I upgraded the focuser to a Novak unit (they're not around any more) and ...
Celestron FirstScope 90 EQ
Celestron FirstScope 90 EQ
3.0
Celestron First Scope 90 EQ
Good optics, cheesy mount. I put the OTA on a good EQ mount with a drive and upgraded the finder and the diagonal and it performs extremely well on the planets and the Moon. At my age, my big scopes are a chore to set up. This set up is easy to take ...
Orion Orion Astronomer`s VersaTool
Orion Orion Astronomer`s VersaTool
5.0
Orion Orion Astronomer's VersaTool
This is a knife/tool kit and one handy all in one accessory! It has a small red led light for reading charts and finding a dropped accessory. It has a 7 piece bit driver set, 4 wrenches, pen, and a small camel brush plus a few others. It's about $20 ...
Optical Techniques Quantum-4
Optical Techniques Quantum-4
5.0
Quantum-4
I have owned this scope for over thirty years. I'm the second owner. The scope was designed and executed as a Questar clone by former employees of Questar. The scope is an absolute gem. I have used this scope as I traveled around the world and at s...
William Optics 2
William Optics 2" 90° Erecting Prism Diagonal
4.0
WO 2" Erecting Diagonal
This product allows correctly oriented views of both sky and land in all directions, up/down and right/left, as opposed to the eyepiece view of a (mirror or prism) "star diagonal", which is rightside up but reversed-looking, right to left. Some back...
Pentax SMC-XW 10mm
Pentax SMC-XW 10mm
5.0
10mm Pentax XW
A wonderful eyepiece in both my f6 8 inch Dob and f5 12 inch dob. Has enough magnification where I usually don't use a Paracorr. This is my favorite eyepiece for detailed views of galaxies and globulars, although I often use my Meade 14mm UWA inste...
Meade Series 4000 Ultra Wide Angle 14mm
Meade Series 4000 Ultra Wide Angle 14mm
5.0
14mm Meade UWA 4K
This is probably my favorite eyepiece even though I have several Pentax and Nagler eyepieces as well. The views are wonderfully immersive, though probably not as wide as advertised. I would say the AFOV is probably around 78-80 degrees, rather than...
Orion Lanthanum Superwide 22mm
Orion Lanthanum Superwide 22mm
5.0
22mm Orion Lanthanum Superwide
This is a wonderful eyepiece which I owned for about a year before selling to fund other projects. Since that time, I've come to regret that sale almost every day. I've used this eyepiece extensively in my f6 dob with sharp edge to edge views every...
GSO 2x Barlow - 2
GSO 2x Barlow - 2"
5.0
GSO 2x Barlow - 2"
This was a fantastic 2" barlow lens! When I had a 2" focuser I always used this rather than the 1.25" 2x barlow. Quality-made throughout the barlow. Shows excellent views with almost any type of eyepiece. This came with a 1.25" adapter so it kinda ju...
Knight Owl Plossl / Super Plossl 9mm
Knight Owl Plossl / Super Plossl 9mm
5.0
Knight Owl Plossl / Super Plossl 9mm 1.25"
Another quality eyepiece at a great deal! The coated Knight Owl brand 9mm shows very good views through the FOV. Saturn, the Moon and DSOs all looked great. Compare these with other brands and you will notice that nothing has changed, only that you h...
Zeiss (Carl Zeiss Jena) Abbe Orthoscopic 40mm
Zeiss (Carl Zeiss Jena) Abbe Orthoscopic 40mm
1.0
No Such EP as a Zeiss Abbe Ortho 40mm
Unfortunately there is no such eyepiece as a 40mm Zeiss, or Carl Zeiss Jena Abbe Ortho. The attached picture shows a full set "Carl Zeiss Abbe Orthoscopic Eyepieces" with factory wooden case. These eyepieces only come in an A-4 (4mm), A-6 (6mm), A-10...
Apogee Zoom 7.4mm - 22mm
Apogee Zoom 7.4mm - 22mm
3.0
Apogee 7.4mm - 22mm Zoom
Apogee 7.4mm - 22mm Zoom The Apogee 7.4mm - 22mm Zoom is a compact Orthoscopic zoom eyepiece which performs well for its modest price. Being an ortho it has a narrow FOV but good detail and contrast. It is very small and light weight making it an e...
Meade Series 5000 Super Wide Angle 28mm
Meade Series 5000 Super Wide Angle 28mm
4.0
28mm Meade SWA 5K
I used this eyepiece in both my 8" f6 dob (XT-8) and 12" f5 dob (GSO type). I really liked it and only got rid of it because I wanted to change up my focal lengths. Images were wonderful with very sharp stars in the central 80% of the field of view...
Orion Skyview Deluxe 6
Orion Skyview Deluxe 6"
5.0
Orion Skyview Deluxe 6
Orion 6” reflector with 750mm focal length at f/5. This is a nice rich field telescope which is great for imaging a wide range of DSOs and also planets! Planets are not its strong point but it does show nice views for an f/5! The larger secondar...