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Refractors

Vixen 140 Neo Achromat

Posted by Ed Moreno 08/10/2004 12:00AM

Vixen 140 Neo Achromat

SV80 on super steriods?

Battle of the High-End refractors

Posted by Robert Howe 08/05/2004 12:00AM

A head to head between TeleVue 85 and AP Stowaway refractors gave some surprising results...

Takahashi FS102 Fluorite Apochromat - I

Posted by mathieu chauveau 07/15/2004 12:00AM

Takahashi FS102 Fluorite Apochromat - I

Are you ready to pay for something perfectly made?

Takahashi FS102 Fluorite Apochromat - II

Posted by mathieu chauveau 07/15/2004 12:00AM

Takahashi FS102 Fluorite Apochromat - II

Part Two: do perfect bodies look good in the dark?

Stellarvue SV4 - Achieving 102 mm of APO pleasure

Posted by Stephen Migol 07/14/2004 12:00AM

Stellarvue SV4 - Achieving 102 mm of APO pleasure

Stellarvue SV4 exceeds expectations!

Takahashi TOA 130 Versus STF 180 Mirage Deluxe

Posted by richard best 07/10/2004 12:00AM

Takahashi TOA 130 Versus STF 180 Mirage Deluxe

Can the Takahashi TOA justify its huge price diffrence over the STF Mirage 180 deluxe

Lunar and Other Adventures With An Orion ST80

Posted by Kevin Vaught 07/02/2004 12:00AM

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......

Review of the Orion by Vixen 102 Telescope OTA

Posted by Ed Moreno 06/30/2004 12:00AM

Why are 4" achromatic refractors such wonderful telescopes, and what can you expect from an excellent one.

Putting Together a Solid Orion 80mm ED System

Posted by Edwin Kessler 06/07/2004 12:00AM

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

TV Genesis SDF vs TV102

Posted by steve Whitehouse 06/06/2004 12:00AM

TV Genesis SDF vs TV102

Can the best of yesteryear compete with the latest modern glass?

Televue NP101

Posted by Jeffrey Kramer 05/28/2004 12:00AM

Is the Televue NP101 the perfect 4" APO?

Review of the Burgess Optical 1278 Refractor

Posted by Joplin Motisher-Chittenden 05/27/2004 12:00AM

A solid performing telescope at a bargain price.

Orion 80mm ED Refractor OTA

Posted by Shane LaPierre 05/27/2004 12:00AM

Orion 80mm ED Refractor OTA

Find out how this inexpensive "apo" performs.

Meade 127MM ED Semi Apo Refractor

Posted by George Mavromates 05/26/2004 12:00AM

Meade 127MM ED Semi Apo Refractor

My astronomy experience, the scope, first light, second attempt, and summary.

Takahashi FS-60C Apochromatic refractor

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 05/19/2004 12:00AM

...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...