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Astro-Tech AT72EDII Apo Refractor

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 04/02/2018 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Astro-Tech AT72EDII Apo Refractor

A small refractor fan shares the goods on this AT Apo...

Not Exact? ..... Exactly

Posted by David Russell 07/12/2016 12:00AM   (Reviews/Eyepieces/Other)

Not Exact? ..... Exactly

Eyepiece AFOV and Barlow magnification factors can effectively vary from manufacturer specified values.

Explore Scientific ES152ED Triplet APO

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 03/27/2015 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Explore Scientific ES152ED Triplet APO

The carbon fiber newcomer takes on the classic Tak FS-152 fluorite

Do You Want Big Ones?

Posted by Rod Mollise 10/02/2014 12:00AM   (Reviews/Binoculars/71mm-To-300mm)

Do You Want Big Ones?

Choosing and Using Large Binoculars

A Review of 1.25" 32mm Eyepieces

Posted by David Russell 07/22/2014 12:00AM   (Reviews/Eyepieces/12mm-And-Up)

A Review of 1.25" 32mm Eyepieces

The 32mm 1.25” plossl is one of a handful of available eyepieces that offers the maximum possible TFOV in the 1.25” format. However, reviews of the various 32mm 1.25” options are hard to find. With that in mind I gathered a sample of five different 32mm 1.25” eyepieces currently in production and added the 35mm 1.25” Orion Ultrascopic to the sample.

Filter Fight - The Battle Against Chromatic Aberation

Posted by David Russell 01/15/2014 12:00AM   (Reviews/Accessories/Filters)

Filter Fight - The Battle Against Chromatic Aberation

Taking the Fight to Chromatic Aberration with Filters: #8 Light Yellow vs. Baader Fringe Killer vs. #12 Yellow vs. Baader 495 Longpass yellow filter

Takahashi FC-100DC Apochromat (Return of the Fluorite)

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 12/11/2013 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Takahashi FC-100DC Apochromat (Return of the Fluorite)

Though big Dobs and high-quality catadioptrics are often the telescopes of choice IF they have the time to reach and keep thermal equilibrium, something else is needed to make the most of less-than-ideal conditions while maintaining significant capability. That, at least to me, means a 4-inch APO refractor. Great optics, a short cool-down time, and reasonably light weight are the needed virtues.

A review of the 20mm ES68, 20mm Pentax XW, and 20mm Waterproof Meade UWA

Posted by David Russell 07/07/2013 12:00AM   (Reviews/Eyepieces/12mm-And-Up)

A review of the 20mm ES68, 20mm Pentax XW, and 20mm Waterproof Meade UWA

The eyepiece market provides numerous options with a 20mm focal length ranging from inexpensive 20mm plossls to expensive “premium” options offered by Pentax and Televue. Eyepieces with a 20mm FL are very versatile giving exit pupils ranging from 4.4mm to 2.0mm with scopes having focal ratios from F/4.5 to F/10...

Istar Perseus AT204, F8.8 Refractor

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 06/28/2013 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Istar Perseus AT204, F8.8 Refractor

A touch of Pulkovo, Lick, and Yerkes... On a budget.

Compact Binocular Review and Comparison

Posted by James Buono 05/10/2013 12:00AM   (Reviews/Binoculars/Other)

Compact Binocular Review and Comparison

The long and short of the little guys...

The Orion 120ST Refractor vs. the Keck 1 and Keck 2 Telescopes

Posted by Don French 03/27/2013 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

The Orion 120ST Refractor vs. the Keck 1 and Keck 2 Telescopes

Yes, that Keck (with apologies to Tolkien, Vance, Monty Python, etc.).

Unitron Telescopes – Collectible and Restorable

Posted by Anthony Mallama 03/09/2013 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Unitron Telescopes – Collectible and Restorable

Vintage telescopes are highly prized on the AstroMart web site. Watchful buyers are quick to snatch up brand name instruments like Tinsley and Cave. Another icon among collectible telescopes is Unitron. These bygone refractors harken back to the era before apochromatic lenses when tubes were long and mounts were rigid.