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A vibration-free Vixen SkySensor 2000 PC setup

Posted by Andrew Kim 02/03/2010 01:13AM   (Reviews/Mounts/Equatorial)

A vibration-free Vixen SkySensor 2000 PC setup

There are no good vibrations when it comes to a mount. My experience with several weeks of trying to deal with noise and vibrations boil down to a simple modification you can do in 15 minutes!

Meade ETX-LS Review - Part 3 - Computerized Mount and Final Thoughts

Posted by John Kramer 02/02/2010 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Cats)

This is the final part of my three part review devoted to the ETX-LS. It focuses on the computerized mount and how it performed over a series of observing sessions. I conclude with my final thoughts on using the Meade ETX-LS.

Versatile 12 volt Red Reading/Writing/Chart Lamp

Posted by Thomas Holst 01/24/2010 11:31PM   (Reviews/Beginners)

Versatile 12 volt Red Reading/Writing/Chart Lamp

Make your own red LED chart lamp out of readily available components. An easy DIY project.

ISTAR 2" dielectric diagonal

Posted by Douglas Bullis 01/15/2010 12:26AM   (Reviews/Accessories/Hardware)

ISTAR 2" dielectric diagonal

Impressive performance in a pretty package

Celestron 8" EdgeHD

Posted by Ed Moreno 01/08/2010 12:00AM   (Reviews/Binoculars/Other)

Eddgie gets an Edge.

Takahashi TSA-120

Posted by Bill Vance 01/03/2010 08:59PM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Takahashi TSA-120

Not too big, not too small, but just right!

Meade ETX-LS Review - Part Two - Optics

Posted by John Kramer 11/24/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Cats)

Part one covered my brief impression of the physical characteristics of the telescope after setup and a brief night out under the stars. Now that I have had a chance to take the ETX-LS out for a few long observing sessions, how did the ETX-LS perform optically? Find out more.

VMC110L w/Porta II

Posted by Hugh Peck 11/11/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Cats)

Mostly good Chinese made scope with just a couple of irritations.

A super alt -azimuth

Posted by richard wong 11/10/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Mounts/Alt-Azimuth)

A super alt -azimuth

A friend of mine has built the mother of all alt-azimuth mounts.

Alpine Astro / Baader Coma Corrector

Posted by Ronald Abraham 11/08/2009 05:22PM   (Reviews/Eyepieces/Other)

Pinpoints replace seagulls on the edge

Meade ETX-LS - Part One - First light and first impressions

Posted by John Kramer 11/04/2009 06:08PM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Cats)

Meade ETX-LS - Part One - First light and first impressions

This is part one of a multi-part review of Meade's ETX-LS. Part one will focus on the initial impression of this new telescope from Meade.

Customizing my ETX-125

Posted by Steve Thornton 11/02/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes)

Customizing my ETX-125

Improving on a classic telescope

The Celestron Rich Field Viewer

Posted by Robert Piekiel 10/14/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Eyepieces/Other)

The Celestron Rich Field Viewer

The Vintage Celestron Rich Field Viewer is the king of wide-field - Period.