A head to head between TeleVue 85 and AP Stowaway refractors gave some surprising results...
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......
Why are 4" achromatic refractors such wonderful telescopes, and what can you expect from an excellent one.
Putting together my Orion 80mm ED system was an enjoyable and educational experience. Here's how I did it with some suggestions to consider and some pitfalls to avoid
Is the Televue NP101 the perfect 4" APO?
A solid performing telescope at a bargain price.
...Despite its small aperture and limited light grasp, this 2.4" provided some wonderful, high-contrast views. Using a 9mm Nagler type 6 wide-field eyepiece that generated 40x, I found the oft-observed Double Cluster in Perseus a wonderful sight...
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