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Meade ETX-105AT/EC
Meade ETX-105AT/EC
4.0
Meade ETX-105AT
Very useful and easy to set up. Go-to function is excellent and level/north system allows for easy alignment. I frequently use it in remote areas, on DC power. It sets up and takes down easily. Planetary and lunar astrophotography is easily accompli...
Antares 812T
Antares 812T
5.0
Antares 812GP OTA
Over 8 years ago I was bitten by the refractor bug when I obtained a Celestron 4" F/9.8 Synta refractor. The images I thought to myself were quite spectacular for a scope of this size. Yes it had limitations, as the image softened over 40 power per i...
Orion 120ST 120mm f/5.0
Orion 120ST 120mm f/5.0
5.0
What An Excellent Telescope!!
When wide Rich-Field views are your desire you will really like this telescope! The Orion 120ST (short tube) F/5 is an excellent grab-n-go telescope allowing you to enjoy gorgeous planetary, deep sky and cluster views. There is some chromatic effect ...
Meade Series 4000 Ultra Wide Angle 14mm
Meade Series 4000 Ultra Wide Angle 14mm
5.0
Meade series 4000 14mm Ultrawide
Ok so I call it the hand grenade, thats about the size of this thing, and yeh it packs about as much ammo as one. I have a number of eyepieces, but this Meade 14mm Ultrawide is one of my most used eyepieces in my 22.5" dob and even my 12" SCT. Why, w...
Antares 1.25
Antares 1.25" 3x Barlow Lens # UB3S
4.0
The Antares UB3S Achromatic Barlow
The Antares UB3S Barlow is a well constructed 3.15 inch (80mm) long 1.25 inch barlow. It has green coatings on its lenses with a higher level of reflection however than the GSO Barlows and says Japan on it. It requires about 5 mm out focus with my ...
Miyauchi Bs-iB 20x77
Miyauchi Bs-iB 20x77
4.0
Miyauchi, Bs-77ib
General purpose binoculars are an excellent way to scan the night sky. The Miyauchi Bs-77ib "Exceed" are a great 'next step' for sweeping star fields, viewing comets, and generally observing the night sky right side up. Hand held binoculars have a li...
Canon 10x30 IS
Canon 10x30 IS
5.0
Canon 10x30 IS II Binoculars
I'd heard a lot of positive comments about the Canon's Image Stabilizer binoculars, but was not convinced such a small aperture would be effective for astronomy. I have a couple pairs of larger binoculars but have found it difficult to hold high powe...
Burgess Optical Burgess/TMB Planetary 9mm
Burgess Optical Burgess/TMB Planetary 9mm
3.0
9mm Burgess Optical/TMB Planetary
The 9mm Burgess Optical/TMB Planetary eyepiece is well built, has good optics, and great lens coatings. The eyepiece has a twist-up eyecup as well as the standard rubber fold down eye guard which is a very nice feature. Both work very well. The barr...
Carton Adlerblick Plossl 8mm
Carton Adlerblick Plossl 8mm
4.0
8mm Plössl by Carton
8mm Plössl by Carton ($20.00 USD) 1.25" Barrel, Full Multi-coated Supplier: Telescope Warehouse http://www.telescope-warehouse.com/ Great views, terrible Eye Relief! Recently I happened across a pair of 8mm Plössl by Carton. They're a great...
GSO 1.25
GSO 1.25" Plossl Eyepiece - 40mm
4.0
40mm GSO 1 ¼” Super Plössl
40mm GSO 1 ¼” Super Plössl This eyepiece is a pleasant surprise. While a 40mm Plössl in a 1.25" format will naturally be restricted by the 27mm filed stop, this eyepiece provides an excellent wide field view with minimal aberrations. The eyepi...
Antares Elite Plossl (Ultima) 7.5mm
Antares Elite Plossl (Ultima) 7.5mm
4.0
The 7.5mm Antares Elite plossl
The Antares Elite plossls are put in the same quality category as Televue plossls and Ultrascopic by many. In comparing this to an 8mm Televue, I gave a slight edge to the Televue on Jupiter but couldn't tell any difference on galaxies or nebula. ...
Antares 1.25
Antares 1.25" Newtonian Laser Collimator with Side View
5.0
The Antares laser collimater
I already had a type of cheshire collimater for my newton (a type of black metal tube with a pinhole and a cut away diagonal) that did a fair job of collimating my F/6 dob. However, with an F/5 dob and especially he to check collimation at night I d...
GSO 2
GSO 2" Crayford Focuser for Refractors - Single Speed (with 86.4mm Telescope Adapter)
4.0
The GSO Crayford style single speed Focuser.
When I built my 10 inch dobsonian reflector I put in a 2 inch to 1.25 inch rack and pinion focuser. Problem was. the 1.25 adapter was too loose. Also, the eye pieces changed direction a small amount while racking in and out. This caused collimation...
GSO 2
GSO 2" SuperView Eyepiece - 30mm
4.0
Another review of the 30mm Superview eyepiece.
Just wanted to add that the other review of this eyepiece is almost exactly the same as my own. The 30 mm does a little better on my 8" F/6 dob than in my F/5. It makes a good finder eyepiece and gives decent views to the edge with stars of low ma...
Antares W70 Series 19mm
Antares W70 Series 19mm
3.0
The Antares 19 mm W-70 eyepiece
Like many, I was looking for an expansive wide field eyepiece. The W-70's really can feel that way. they offer wide fields and good eye relief and at a low price (Under $60 dollars with shipping if you look). I purchased mine on sale from Hand on...
Antares W70 Series 8.6mm
Antares W70 Series 8.6mm
5.0
The Antares 8.6mm W-70 eyepiece.
I was looking for an inexpensive short focal length eyepiece that gave expansive clear crisp views with enough eye relief so that my eyes would not freeze from it, in our northern Minnesota winters. This one is it for me! (note: in another review o...
GSO 1.25
GSO 1.25" 2x "Shorty" Achromatic Barlow Lens # GS2BL
5.0
The GSO 1.25 inch 2X achromatic barlow.
I already had a fine Meade 2X "Telenagative" (barlow) in my case, so why get another 2x barlow? Well, because for only $25 you can get one that you can unscrew and fasten directly to your eyepieces and get somewhere like 1.6X to 1.8X. thus, you ge...
Burgess Optical Burgess/TMB Planetary 6mm
Burgess Optical Burgess/TMB Planetary 6mm
4.0
BO/TMB 6mm Planetary, Original with new retaining ring
First thing you need to do with this eyepiece is install the new micro baffled retaining ring that's delivered with the eyepiece. This eyepiece has no astigmatism. Eye-relief is about 14mm as stated by Burgess. The adjustable eye guard works well and...
GSO 8x50 Achromatic Finder Scope
GSO 8x50 Achromatic Finder Scope
4.0
The GSO 8X50 straight - through finder telescope
My early experience in astronomy had to do with looking at the moon and planets. With these bright objects you can easily line up a small 6X30 finder in one eye while looking at the object with the other. But what do you do with Messier or NGC leve...
Agena 1.25
Agena 1.25" Wide Angle (WA) Eyepiece - 12mm
4.0
The WA 12 eyepiece should be a good buy for many.
The WA 12 available from Agena Astroproducts, Burgess and others is a 4 element 12 mm 60 deg field of view (fov.) eyepiece for 47 dollars (current list price at Agena). It is about the same size and shape as a similar focal length plossl but has ...