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Takahashi FS-102 NSV
Takahashi FS-102 NSV
5.0
Excellent Quality/Incredible Views
The Takahashi FS-102 NSV is a great scope that is only 28 inches long with dewshield retracted and weighs about 11 pounds for the OTA only. It has a front lens element of Calcium Fluorite. This helps keep false color to a very faint level even at V...
GSO 1.25
GSO 1.25" SuperView Eyepiece - 15mm
4.0
Great buy for the money
I have BT-80 tele-binoculars that are usually a big hit at Public Star Parties. We've found most first timers and novice do best with a medium power, wide angle eyepiece. Rather than take an expensive pair of mid-power eyepieces I started looking fo...
GSO 2
GSO 2" SuperView Eyepiece - 30mm
4.0
Best Buy for the Money
One of the best buys for the money I've found lately. My initial findings compare similarly to those of the other reviewers. It is the best overall wide angle eyepiece in it's price range I've found. Unlike some others it's build using standard mat...
GSO Red Dot Finder with Quick Release Bracket
GSO Red Dot Finder with Quick Release Bracket
5.0
Good Quality Finder and Easy to Use
It works wonderfully, and is MUCH easier to use than the plastic red dot finder with its small window that comes with many telescopes today. The GSO has a big viewing window and keeps its alignment very well. Solid metal construction (for the actua...
Bushnell 78-9514 60mm f/11.7
Bushnell 78-9514 60mm f/11.7
4.0
My first review for Bushnell 78-9514
I purchased this telescope from a car boot sale and it was very dusty and dirty. This is the first time of using a telescope of any substance and when I got it home it was completely stripped down and cleaned up. After that cleanup I decided to give ...
Advanced Telescope Systems Portable Pier
Advanced Telescope Systems Portable Pier
5.0
ATS Portable Piers are Solid as a Rock!
I now own 2 ATS Portable Piers. An 8 X 42” for my AP900 and 600 mounts and a 10 X 42” for my AP1200 mount. These piers are well made and beautifully power coated. I opted for AP white in both cases. ATS piers are easy to setup and takedown and ar...
Universal Astronomics T-Mount Light
Universal Astronomics T-Mount Light
5.0
Great mounting for my 10 lb binoculars
I bought the T-mount light to mount my Celestron 25x100 binoculars. (9.5 lbs). When I got the mount I originally put it on a cheap aluminum tripod. Surprisingly this mount worked well there. The only difficulty was the tripod did not go high enou...
Meade LightBridge 12
Meade LightBridge 12" f/5 Truss Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Telescope # 1205-05-03
3.0
Meade Lightbridge 12"
I had to make a few modifications. Like flocking everything on the inside the scope. You have to add extra weight to the bottom. It seems to be a little top heavy. I couldn't get a regular 12" to fit in my car. I can transport it ok and when I put it...
Tele Vue 1.25
Tele Vue 1.25" 2.5x Powermate # PMT-2513
5.0
Tele Vue 2.5 Powermate
I can't add much more than Loplin has. I haven't used my Shorty barlow since I bought it. Everything that I read about it was right on. It cost me about $170.00 new.
Pentax SMC-XW 14mm
Pentax SMC-XW 14mm
4.0
Pentax SMC -WX 14mm
After I get my scope all set up the first eyepiece that I grab for is my 14mm Pentax for most everything that I want to view. I think that you can't buy a better 14mm with its 82* view. Money well spent. About $300.00.
William Optics ZenithStar 66 SD Apo f/5.9
William Optics ZenithStar 66 SD Apo f/5.9
5.0
WO ZenithStar 66 SD APO
I picked the scope up at last years NEAF. It's in Meade blue and looks good paired with my LX200GPS 14". The scope makes a great compliment to the F10 SCT, optics are very good with almost no false color. The one flag is make sure you use a good SCT ...
Celestron CG-5 Computerized Mount
Celestron CG-5 Computerized Mount
4.0
Great mount
After a quick calibration (an easy learning curve) it performs flawlessly. Nice mount for the price! Well built and steady as a rock on the steel tripod legs. I added the polar eyepiece and wow, what a difference. I find that the altitude adjustment ...
Vixen R200SS 200mm f/4 Newtonian Reflector Telescope
Vixen R200SS 200mm f/4 Newtonian Reflector Telescope
5.0
Great Scope for Widefield Astrophotography
The Vixen R200SS is one scope I've owned that I wish I had not sold. If you are looking for a 8" F4 scope that is already optimised for widefield astrophotography then the R200SS should be on your list. The R200SS is compact and lightweight (even f...
Agena AstroProducts UWA 80° 30mm
Agena AstroProducts UWA 80° 30mm
5.0
AgeenaAstro UW80 30mm
I bought this after doing some research for a cost effective wide view 2" eyepiece. I found this to be the same e.p. as the the 1rpd and Moonfish for a little less. I purchased it and absolutely love it. I have used it in C11 and C8 SCT scopes. Th...
Bushnell Sky Chief 60
Bushnell Sky Chief 60
4.0
Small price, Big delivery
Have had this scope for several years and understand it has been discontinued. It affords a good, clear visual field with a variety of lens. It is lightweight and easy to operate making it the perfect scope for beginner astronomers and those wishing...
Celestron 1.25
Celestron 1.25" Moon Filter # 94119-A
5.0
Moon and Planetary filter
Very good filter. Greatly reduces brightness of the moon and planets, providing ease of subtle details to stand out. This filter also works very well for reducing the brightness of planets as with Venus. The moon filter will also help in the spli...
Celestron Ultima 30mm
Celestron Ultima 30mm
5.0
The Ultimate 1.25" 30mm eyepiece the Celestron Ultima
Yesterday I had the opportunity to use an eyepiece that I have not used since obtaining a number of premium 2" widefield eyepieces. This neglegted eyepiece was my 1.25" 30mm Celestron Ultima. I had the Meade etx80 out doing some birdwatching along wi...
Celestron Dual-Axis Motor Drive for CG-5 (#93523)
Celestron Dual-Axis Motor Drive for CG-5 (#93523)
5.0
Tracking The Sky
I purchased this motor drive because, as an amateur astronomer, I'm somewhat awkward when it comes to tracking the stars and planets manually, especially under high magnification. The motor drive was easy to install (in about 30-40 minutes). It is ...
Burgess Optical Tiny-Titan Parallelogram Mount
Burgess Optical Tiny-Titan Parallelogram Mount
4.0
Tiny-Titan delivers big!
Purchased to use with a Celestron 15x70 astronomical binocular. Have mounted it on a standard spotting scope tripod. The Burgess Optical Tiny-Titan Parallelogram Mount delivers a steadiness and control that was impossible to accomplish by the usual h...
D&G Optical 5
D&G Optical 5" f/12
5.0
D&G 5"F12
I owned a D&G 5"f12 ota made for me by Barry Greiner of D&G optical. Barry installs his optics in oversized tubes. According to Barry the larger tube facilitates quicker cool down and less interefering distorting heat waves in the optical path. He is...