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Takahashi CCA-250 Performance - one customer's brief first light impression.

Posted by Gregory Santos 09/05/2013 12:00AM

Takahashi CCA-250 Performance - one customer's brief first light impression.

I don't know if other of your customers have the same goals as I had, but IMHO, the real strength of the CCA-250 is in what it combines in a single package:

Eight-inch Shootout

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 05/11/2012 12:00AM

Eight-inch Shootout

A Celestron 8 SCT and 8” Dob go head-to-head against a premium Mak-Newtonian (with a special guest appearance by a Takahashi FS-152) by Lawrence Carlino

Zeiss cleaning cloths

Posted by peter barbati 12/02/2011 09:56AM

Run fast. Run far.

Webster Telescopes C-32: A review of the structure, optics, and functionality of my Webster Telescopes 32" F/3.6 truss style dobsonian.

Posted by joe wambo 04/08/2011 10:19PM

Webster Telescopes C-32: A review of the structure, optics, and functionality of my Webster Telescopes 32" F/3.6 truss style dobsonian.

While this structure possessed much potential, the lack of field testing, setup, and the presence of poorly corrected optics, resulted in lackluster performance and frustration. A long road had to be traveled before this scope and optics reached their full potential.

Orion 3.6 Clear aperture Reflector

Posted by Tim Abbott 07/17/2008 12:00AM

Can you buy a 90mm APO for $234 ?

INTES MICRO ALTER M500 vs. ORION ED80: Clash of the Bantamweight Scopes

Posted by ANJAL SHARMA 06/12/2006 12:00AM

INTES MICRO ALTER M500 vs. ORION ED80: Clash of the Bantamweight Scopes

Intes Micro Alter M500 5” f/10 Maksutov-Cassegrain: $ 525 (used) Orion ED80 80mm f/7.5 apochromatic refractor: $ 450 (used) Celestron AS-GT GOTO equatorial mount: $ 500 (used) Carrying Handle on the M500 OTA: Priceless There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else there’s Astromart.

Supercharge Your Hobby with a Telescope Supercharge

Posted by Max Corneau 04/30/2005 12:00AM

Here's a service that takes your telescope to better-than-new condition.

The Battle of the Mighty Mites

Posted by Robert Davenport 02/09/2005 12:00AM

The Battle of the Mighty Mites

What costs less than a 16mm Nagler, can be carried in one hand and will show you the Universe? A Mighty Mite! Read on as three Mighty Mites Battle to see who is Mightiest.

Hunting the Elusive 400 Dollar Telescope

Posted by Rod Mollise 10/24/2004 12:00AM

Hunting the Elusive 400 Dollar Telescope

What will 400 dollars buy a novice astronomer TODAY?

Wild Card 006 "They're Big & Ugly - Can You Learn to Love Unobstructed Reflectors?"

Posted by Rick Shaffer 08/03/2004 12:00AM

Wild Card 006 "They're Big & Ugly - Can You Learn to Love Unobstructed Reflectors?"

A well-made apochromatic refractor is a thing of beauty. But, if you're willing to put up with a large telescope with a relatively narrow field, you can get absolutely color-free performance from an unobstructed reflector.