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Class of 85: The TeleVue-85 APO Refractor

Posted by Michael Aaron McNeely 09/20/2007 12:00AM

Class of 85: The TeleVue-85 APO Refractor

The TeleVue-85 is an ideal small telescope. It will reveal all of the major phenomena of the heavens, from high magnification views of planets to low power Milky Way starfields.

STELLARVUE SV102ED

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 09/09/2007 12:00AM

Redefining value in high-quality refractors by Lawrence Carlino

William Optics Zenithstar 70 Ferrari 60th Anniversary APO

Posted by Peter Pulles 08/31/2007 12:00AM

Impressions and first light of a very special fast racing apo

Takahashi’s Incredible TOA-130 Refractor

Posted by Ralph Aguirre 04/23/2007 12:00AM

Takahashi’s Incredible TOA-130 Refractor

Redefining the Standards of Optical Excellence

Vixen ED115S Refractor

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 03/21/2007 12:00AM

Vixen ED115S Refractor

A middleweight scope with a heavy punch

Takahashi TSA-102S

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 03/01/2007 12:00AM

Takahashi TSA-102S

Taking it to the next level

Planet Hunter 80. Does it perform? You bet.

Posted by Dave Kiefner 02/20/2007 12:00AM

Looking for awesome views of the Moon and Planets with a quality 80mm scope at a great price, well read on...

APO-Wars: The (Meade) Empire Strikes Back

Posted by Alec Hitchman 02/02/2007 12:00AM

APO-Wars:  The (Meade) Empire Strikes Back

Just over a year ago, Mighty Meade made an announcement: they were preparing to release a new, low cost, triplet apochromat design. A number of questions were immediately raised in forums and blogs across the web: Would Meade’s entry into the low-cost APO field rout the established players in the field? Are three pieces of air spaced glass in a mass-produced objective better than two? While few details were forthcoming from Meade (they were apparently busy trying to get the telescopes out the door), with the initial Series 5000 triplets finally shipping in early 2007, we could finally see if the Empire’s apochromat has what it takes to crush the Rebellion.

Testing the Zenithstar 110 triplet APO

Posted by fred hissink 01/22/2007 12:00AM

Testing the Zenithstar 110 triplet APO

The ZS 110 triplet APO has been in WO’s program for a while and after reading some reviews we decided to examine the Black Lady ourselves. Unfortunately, the Dutch weather is nothing to be proud of. So we waited and waited, until one evening…

William Optics FLT110mm f7 TMB designed triplet and matching field flattener

Posted by dominique dierick 01/04/2007 12:00AM

William Optics FLT110mm f7 TMB designed triplet and matching field flattener

After nearly 16 years of owning and using apochromatic refractor telescope from Astro-Physics (128 Starfire, 105 Traveller, 130EDFS, 155EDFS), TMB (80mm, 105mm) and Takahashi (FS60-C, TOA130, FSQ106), I thought it was time to give a newbie on the market of APO refractors a try.

A Perfectly Diabolical Telescopic Combination: SkyWatcher Pro ED-80 and SkyWatcher EQ-6 Pro Mount

Posted by Max Corneau 01/02/2007 08:03PM

A Perfectly Diabolical Telescopic Combination:  SkyWatcher Pro ED-80 and SkyWatcher EQ-6 Pro Mount

A seemingly ill matched OTA/mount combination turns out to be an absolute winner on all counts.

Skywatcher 120st F5 Review - December 26, 2006

Posted by Anthony Pullano 12/26/2006 12:00AM

Skywatcher 120st F5 Review - December 26, 2006

My review on the Skywatcher 120st F5

The Wal-Mart Wonderscope

Posted by david elosser 12/06/2006 12:00AM

The Wal-Mart Wonderscope

Can you really see anything through a $60 telescope?

The Stellarvue SV66 Sixty Second Super Scope

Posted by david elosser 11/30/2006 12:00AM

The Stellarvue SV66 Sixty Second Super Scope

Looking for the Jack of all trades in a telescope? Take a look at the SV66.