Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Telescope Review

Celestron Nexstar 130 Slt Review

Why not go big for your first-time telescope buy with a computerized GoTo telescope? It’s not as expensive as you might think as the Celestron NexStar 130 SLT comes in at a low price point for what it has to offer. As a scope that’s

Telescope VS Microscope: Differences & Similarities Explained

Telescope Vs Microscope How Are They Similar And Different

You may be doing your homework on different types of optics, or you may be curious about how microscopes stack up to telescopes. They have similar features and seemingly provide the same result – a magnified view of an object. What is their purpose and

Telescope Mount Types Explained: Which is Right for You?

Telescope Mount Types And How To Choose The Right One

When thinking of a telescope, a long tube on a tripod immediately comes to mind. It’s a given that a tripod is needed for amateur astronomy. However, you likely didn’t give it that much thought that there are other components involved. Is it an alt-azimuth

Orion 80mm ED Semi-Apo Binocular Spotting Scope Review

Orion 80mm Ed Semi Apo Binocular Spotting Scope Review

 Do you feel more comfortable using two eyes to see the awesomeness of the night sky? Would you prefer less moving parts in your telescope? This unique Orion optic is a binocular and spotting scope in one design that provides telescope-style observation for stargazing. Lacking

Refractor VS Reflector Telescopes: Which Should You Choose?

Refractor Vs Reflector Telescopes Which Is Right For You

How different are refracting and reflecting telescopes from each other? Is one type better for a specific telescope use? Which type is more affordable? Clear the air with a solid understanding of the optical designs of refractors and reflectors. If you know an inch in

How Much Does a Telescope Cost? How Much Should You Spend?

How Much Does A Telescope Cost

There’s a balancing act going on between a telescope’s technical specifications and types of materials and parts used to determine what type of astronomy it performs best for. All this can affect the final cost that will eventually end up as a charge on your

SkyWatcher HEQ5 Goto Equatorial Telescope Mount Review

Sky Watcher Heq5 Telescope Mount Review

Are you looking to buy your first high-quality mount for astrophotography? Are you new to using GoTo or GEM mounts? The HEQ5 is an ideal, computerized mount for first-timers looking to get into the imaging game. Even though it may have a more expensive price

SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro Telescope Mount Review

Sky Watcher Eq6r Pro Telescope Mount Review

Sky Watcher tries their hand with a high-end EQ6 mount, and they did a great job with the EQ6R-Pro. It has all the upgraded features you would expect of its kind that can easily compete with more expensive alternatives. For the price, the Sky Watcher