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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...
Orion 150mm f/8.0
Orion 150mm f/8.0
5.0
Orion 150mm f/8.0
I have owned this Orion 6" 150mm f/8 for 3 years and in that time I haven't had any problems! The optical tube system is very good, the primary mirror is center marked for easy collimation, and Orion sends a quick collimation cap with the scope! Both...
Orion SkyView Pro 6LT
Orion SkyView Pro 6LT
5.0
Orion SkyView Pro 6LT f/8 1200mm
This is my current main telescope which I bought used but was well cared for! I love the views this scope provides! This is not a wide field scope but shows DSOs and planets very well. It has a center-marked primary which I only had to collimate o...
Meade DS-114AT
Meade DS-114AT
1.0
Meade DS-114AT
This was my very first telescope. I bought this from Wal-mart for $299.95 plus tax. What can I say? Where do i start? :-) OK..to make it short, I opened the box and put everything together, installed the batteries and plugged in the controller. Yea...
Agena Scoutcase Deluxe Soft Case for the Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium
Agena Scoutcase Deluxe Soft Case for the Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium
4.0
ScoutCase Is A Winner
A few days ago I received the ScoutCase from Agena AstroProducts. I found the case to be a very good value for the list price. While it may not be made from the finest leather (and Agena is quite clear about that in their product description), it is ...
Agena Visual Baader Solar Filter for Finders and Binoculars - 70mm Cell ID (30mm On-Axis Filter Aperture)
Agena Visual Baader Solar Filter for Finders and Binoculars - 70mm Cell ID (30mm...
5.0
Baader Planetarium AstroSolar Safety Film ND 5.0, 63mm for 50mm Finder
I just received my new Agena solar filter cell for my 50mm finder scope today! I bought the ready to use filter with the cell. It's well made and has 3 heavy duty nylon screws which hold the cell in place firmly! And comes with a nice case! A great p...
Telrad Telescope Reflex Finder with Mounting Base # 1001
Telrad Telescope Reflex Finder with Mounting Base # 1001
5.0
Telrad Reflex Finder
Using my Orion 6" f/8, the OEM 6x30 finder is just too high up to view through on the Skyview Pro mount. So I bought one of these and mounted it just above the 1/2 way mark on my long OTA! Now I can see everything clearly! The brightness/dimmer switc...
Orion IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator
Orion IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator
5.0
Orion IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator
After a week of having installed this encoder system I can finally at least align the encoders with two stars! Bad weather, but it happens to us all when we get a new goodie!! Now..reading the manual was a bit tricky and I had to second guess everyth...
Orion Collimating Eyepiece
Orion Collimating Eyepiece
5.0
Orion Collimating Eyepiece
Very helpful when trying to center the secondary mirror!! Well made construction and I never had to worry about the x-hairs being damaged! Unlike some other brands on cheshire/collimating eyepieces that use a very small strand of brass wire which ...
Konus MotorMax 130 HM
Konus MotorMax 130 HM
5.0
Konus MotorMax 130 HM
This was my first Mak telescope and although I am used to reflector telescopes, I have to say that this small 5.1" telescope blew me away with all the features and the views! The mount was stable enough to hold my Meade 8" f/6 OTA!! The views were fa...
Philips SPC 900NC PC Web Cam
Philips SPC 900NC PC Web Cam
4.0
Philips SPC 900NC PC Web Cam ToUcam 3
This is a great webcam or astronomy ccd imager!! As a webcam, the face tracking is unreal, great feature!! Has 90 fps and doesn't flicker at all. I like using it as a time lapse video recorder in the day and at night I pop off the lens cover and scre...
Meade ETX-90AT/EC
Meade ETX-90AT/EC
4.0
ETX-90EC Review
I have had this scope for several years now and have enough experience with the scope to review it. I purchased the scope when the local discovery store went out of business. The primay attraction was I could use the etx90ec which cost me $600 and ea...
Eclipse Optical SWA 26mm
Eclipse Optical SWA 26mm
4.0
Nice Views
I nervously ordered this eyepiece concerned with some reviews that I've seen regarding coma at the edge of field of view. I have a 8" f5.9 dobsonian which is a "fast" scope that some have said have problems with this eyepiece. I suspect that f5.9 is ...
Celestron CPC 1100 GPS (XLT)
Celestron CPC 1100 GPS (XLT)
4.0
Perfectly designed SCT, but some quality issues.
I bought my CPC 1100 XLT in August 2006 at Hands on Optics. Overall I really like the scope. The scope design is nearly perfect for ease of use and portability. I agree that it is about the biggest scope that's still portable. I have taken it to ...
Meade LPI (Lunar Planetary Imager)
Meade LPI (Lunar Planetary Imager)
5.0
Meade LPI (Lunar Planetary Imager)
This was my first ccd imager a few years ago! I'm not that big on spending big bucks on my astro stuff so for the budget person this is one nice planetary imager with the option to also view some brighter DSO! Using the OEM software is pretty good...
Orion 1.25
Orion 1.25" 90° Prism Star Diagonal
5.0
Orion 1.25" 90° Prism Star Diagonal
This came stock with my Orion 80mm f/11.4. I've owned many different brands and they have all shown the same image detail. This has two set screws to hold the EP well and the others didn't so I guess this is that much better than the other brands!
GSO Neutral Density Filters - 1.25
GSO Neutral Density Filters - 1.25"
5.0
GSO Neutral Density Filters - 1.25"
I don't own the 50% filter, but I own the 25% & 13%. Both work great on the planets and bright stars! Really a must have with your filter collection!! Without these two filters you just can't get the best views!! I really can't see what the 50% would...
Orion SkyGlow Broadband Filter
Orion SkyGlow Broadband Filter
5.0
Orion SkyGlow Broadband Filter 1.25"
This came with my Orion deluxe stargazers filter set! With a dark sky in my field this filter does show some increase in a number of deep sky objects! I would say somewhere between 15% & 25% in objects I have viewed visually! Haven't tried ccd work w...