Celestron 21023 Cometron FirstScope Review

Celestron 21023 Cometron FirstScope Review

The Celestron 21023 Cometron FirstScope is quiet clearly a model designed for first time astronomers. It is best to view it as a model that will go a long way in getting your kids interested in astronomy, or as an inexpensive choice to see if astronomy is the right hobby ...

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BARSKA Starwatcher 400x70mm Refractor Telescope Review

BARSKA Starwatcher 400x70mm Refractor Telescope Review

There’s no doubt that the BARSKA Starwatcher 400x70mm is designed for kids and adults looking for their very first scope, considering its low price. You can’t expect much in this price range, but first time astronomers will be pleasantly surprised with the scope’s ability to see the Moon and as ...

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Orion 10015 StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope Review

Orion 10015 StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope Review

The Orion 10015 StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope is a great model for beginners who are new to astronomy to start with. It features a good-sized aperture at 4.5”, ships pre-assembled, and is even steady when in use and at higher magnifications, which is rarely the case with beginner models. ...

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Orion 9024 AstroView 90mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Review

The Orion 9024 AstroView 90mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope delivers power, performance and several impressive features at a friendly price. Its 90mm aperture is excellent for viewing celestial bodies in fantastic detail, and the 6 x 30 FinderScope makes tracking a breeze. The mount is also steady, which is a pleasant ...

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Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope Review

Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope Review

The Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope is one of the most inexpensive refractor models on the market, and is a great choice for getting kids and adults alike interested in astronomy without having to spend much. Considering the scope’s price you get a lot of features and performance in its ...

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Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope Review

Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope Review

There’s no doubt that the Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope is one of the most inexpensive models on the market. It features a simple Newtonian reflector design and has a 76mm (2.99”) aperture, which is quite impressive considering the scope’s low price. As you may expect from such an inexpensive model, ...

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Celestron 31051 AstroMaster 130EQ MD Telescope Review

Celestron 31051 AstroMaster 130EQ MD Telescope Review

The Celestron 31051 AstroMaster 130EQ MD Telescope is a good first scope for beginners thanks to its large aperture (5.1”) and impressive light gathering capabilities, resulting in bright images of various celestial bodies such as the Moon and planets. The AstroMaster suffers from a couple of problems that are common ...

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Celestron 21045 114mm Equatorial PowerSeeker Telescope Review

Celestron 21045 114mm Equatorial PowerSeeker Telescope Review

The Celestron 21045 114mm Equatorial PowerSeeker Telescope is a fantastic choice for anyone who is on a limited budget, yet still wants to experience the joys of astronomy, with its combination of quality, value and power. As you would expect from such a low-priced scope it suffers from a couple of issues, ...

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Orion 10016 StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope Review

Orion 10016 StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope Review

The Orion 10016 StarBlast 6 Astro Reflector Telescope may be pricier than other amateur scopes on the market, but it’s fair to say that the price is justified. For one, it comes with a 6” aperture, enabling you to view celestial bodies in highly impressive detail. It is also quite ...

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Orion 09798 StarBlast 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope Review

Orion 09798 StarBlast 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope Review

The Orion 09798 StarBlast 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope is primarily aimed at beginners, but more seasoned hobbyists will also find a lot to like in this scope. It features a wide-field view thanks to its 4.5” aperture, enabling users to find celestial objects more easily than other comparable beginner scopes ...

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Orion 27191 StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Reflector Telescope Review

The Orion 27191 StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Reflector Telescope is a great model for complete beginners and more seasoned astronomers who want to experience the wonders of the universe. It features excellent optics, tracking, is easy to use, and Orion’s help and support is unrivaled.   Optics The 6i IntelliScope features ...

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Orion 11043 SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope Review

Orion 11043 SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope Review

Most beginners think of buying a refractor telescope when they begin on their journey of stargazing. Refractor telescopes have many advantages as they provide images of high contrast with lenses of high magnification power, and they also tend to be the cheaper option too. Being less sensitivity to light pollution also ...

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Orion 10149 StarBlast 62mm Travel Refractor Telescope Review

Orion 10149 StarBlast 62mm Travel Refractor Telescope Review

The Orion 10149 StarBlast 62mm Compact Travel Refractor telescope is a great investment for someone who is looking for more quality than what beginner scopes can offer. While one of the scope’s main selling points lies in its ultra-compact size and weight (12.8 x 12.8 x 4 inches; 3.1 lbs.) that ...

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Orion 10013 GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor Telescope Review

Orion 10013 GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor Telescope Review

For a beginner, choosing a refractor telescope should be guided by these two main factors: its ability to gather light (more light captured creates a clearer and brighter image) and its maximum resolving power (this determines how many details it can help reveal). The Orion 10013 GoScope 80mm Table Top ...

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Meade Instruments 216006 Polaris 130 EQ Reflector Telescope Review

Meade Instruments 216006 Polaris 130 EQ Reflector Telescope Review

The Meade Instruments 216006 Polaris 130 EQ Reflector Telescope is a Newtonian design, which means that light gets in through an aperture at one end, is then bounced off a mirror, collected and finally reflected into the eyepiece for viewing. This is contrary to Catadioptric and Refracting telescopes that use ...

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Celestron NexStar 130SLT Telescope Review

Celestron NexStar 130SLT Telescope Review

A good quality telescope is one that encourages you to further explore the beautiful night sky in all its glory regardless of how little or much money you are able to dedicate to the hobby. The Celestron NexStar 130SLT is one such scope with its impressive lens diameter of 130 ...

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Celestron NexStar 4 SE Vs Celestron NexStar 6 SE Review

Celestron NexStar 4 SE Vs Celestron NexStar 6 SE Review

Before purchasing a telescope there are various factors to consider, such as the quality of the optics as well as how advanced the tracking features are. Additionally, a telescope should also be easy to assemble and use, particularly if you’re planning to pay more than just a hundred dollars. Thankfully, ...

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Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Review

Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70AZ Refractor Review

New Horizons made its closest fly by of Pluto in the last few weeks as the world rejoiced at man’s ability to push beyond the frontiers of science and learn more about our existence in the universe. We have received some of the clearest snapshots of Pluto’s surface, and this ...

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Celestron 21037 PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope Review

Celestron 21037 PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope Review

The sky is full of mysteries that have to be unfolded, and that is where the Celestron 21037 PowerSeeker 70EQ Telescope comes in. This telescope is a high performance device which can give you a close view of extraterrestrial objects. The device is easy to control and uses slow-motion controls ...

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Orion 09881 Observer 70mm Altazimuth Review

Orion 09881 Observer 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope Review

Most astronomers talk fondly of the first time they used a telescope. Many state that a telescope is not merely a tool to look at the wonders of the night sky, but it is a symbol of inspiration that often sets one’s imagination to the far distances of space in ...

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Orion 8946 SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Review

Orion 8946 SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Review

The Orion 8946 SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope is known for its extremely large aperture, one of the largest in Orion’s XT line of telescopes in fact. The scope boasts of impressive optics and very impressive light-gathering capabilities. It provides astronomers with clearer images of different kinds of nebulae, stars ...

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