This is a narrative review of the Orion Skyview Pro 8 EQ from the beginner’s perspective. So often when telescope reviews are written, they are in a language that truly ‘amateur’ amateur astronomers can hardly hope to understand. The intent of this is to review this telescope in such a way as to allow a person who is purchasing his or her first real telescope to get a good idea of what they might be buying.
The little guy sometimes just doesn't get enough credit for being a viable precence on the "real" telescope scene. Well I set out to try and see if all those nasty things I had heard about that cute short little scope were true with a vigorus work out that had us both......
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