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Refractors

Orion Observer 70: Solid Entry Level Performance

Posted by Lee Spain 12/30/2005 12:00AM

For Observers on a budget, the Orion Observer 70 offers an excellent value.

Vixen ED103SWT Apochromatic

Posted by Pernel Johnson 12/15/2005 12:00AM

Vixen ED103SWT Apochromatic

My apprehension about a scope that had so little information available was quickly squelched during first light.

TravelStar 11" Achromat

Posted by William Paul 12/11/2005 12:00AM

TravelStar 11" Achromat

A general overview of this unique instrument from Joseph Drapell

The Megrez 80 II ED triplet APO, an affordable APO with pleasant surprises

Posted by fred hissink 10/26/2005 12:00AM

The Megrez 80 II ED triplet APO, an affordable APO with pleasant surprises

Fred Hissink Sometimes even a die-hard observer can be stunned by the release of a product... Especially when this product contents the magic word APO! The William Optics Megrez 80 II ED triplet Apochromatic surprised me and not only because of its outstanding color-free performance... It surprised me in many ways, so I definitely want to add my experiences to what has been written about this extraordinary telescope.

The Megrez ED triplet APO, an affordable APO with many pleasant surprises

Posted by fred hissink 10/25/2005 12:00AM

Sometimes even a die-hard observer can be stunned by the release of a product... Especially when this product contains the magic word APO! The William Optics Megrez 80 II ED triplet Apochromatic surprised me and not only because of its outstanding color-free performance... It surprised me in many ways, so I definitely want to add my experiences to what has been written about this extraordinary telescope.

Zenithstar 80: Review-Part 2

Posted by Otto Piechowski 10/17/2005 12:00AM

Rima Birt and Cassini, yes. Trapezium e, no.

8” f/6 ED Travel Star Refractor

Posted by Oren Soffer 10/15/2005 12:00AM

        8”  f/6 ED  Travel Star Refractor

Extra short and light 203mm refractor, for binoviewing without Barlows, (or single eyepiece viewing with extension tube), knock-down design for travel

Zenithstar 80: Part 1

Posted by Otto Piechowski 09/13/2005 12:00AM

Can an 80mm achromat "crack" rima Birt, the Cassini division and Trapezium E?

Celestron C80ED and Orion's ED80

Posted by Dennis Steele 09/10/2005 12:00AM

Celestron C80ED and Orion's ED80

A look at these two fine low-cost ED refractors

William Optics Megrez 80mm II SD Package

Posted by Timm Bottoni 08/22/2005 12:00AM

William Optics Megrez 80mm II SD Package

Is it a Jack of all trades and Master of none?

The Televue 60mm APO

Posted by Ivan Ong 08/10/2005 12:00AM

The Televue 60mm APO

The Swiss Army pocket knife of scopes

Orion 120ST Short Tube Refractor

Posted by John Zimmerman 07/31/2005 12:00AM

Orion 120ST Short Tube Refractor

An alternative to high tech, complicated instruments

Zenithstar 66ED Semi-apo

Posted by Joseph Hedrick 07/30/2005 12:00AM

Zenithstar 66ED Semi-apo

Why can't someone make a beautifully machined and finished travel scope with great optics, a flat photographic field and excellent color correction and then sell it for a price that won't send me to the poorhouse (or the doghouse!)

Stellarvue 80/9D and Other Topics

Posted by Blair Slayton 06/15/2005 12:00AM

Portability is the key