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Putting Together a Solid Orion 80mm ED System

Posted by Edwin Kessler 06/07/2004 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

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   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

TV Genesis SDF vs TV102

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

Nexstar 9.25" GPS

Posted by Richard Beasley 06/06/2004 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Cats)

How does the GPS platform stack up against a Losmandy GM8. Are SCT's inferior to other scope types?

The Formidable Celestron C14

Posted by Paul Atkinson 06/02/2004 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Cats)

The Formidable Celestron C14

Like To Go Deep? Then Celestron C14 Might Be For You!

CI-700 Hercules

Posted by Jim Fusco 06/01/2004 12:00AM

Exceeding the mount limitation.

Wild Card 001.1 “More Than You Ever Wanted to Know about Eyepieces, Coma, and Astigmatism”

Posted by Rick Shaffer 05/31/2004 12:00AM

Wild Card 001.1  “More Than You Ever Wanted to Know about Eyepieces, Coma, and Astigmatism”

Fearing that there’s not enough boredom in the World today, telescope designer Rick Shaffer inflicts his theory on the cause of so many “balloon-filled telescope views” on an unsuspecting World.

Televue NP101

Posted by Jeffrey Kramer 05/28/2004 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

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   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

A solid performing telescope at a bargain price.

Orion 80mm ED Refractor OTA

Posted by Shane LaPierre 05/27/2004 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Orion 80mm ED Refractor OTA

Find out how this inexpensive "apo" performs.

Orion Apex 127 Maksutov-Cassegrainian

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 05/27/2004 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Cats)

Orion Apex 127 Maksutov-Cassegrainian

Take a bite of this not-so-big Mak Attack

Mewlon 300

Posted by Mark Keitel 05/27/2004 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Cats)

Mewlon 300

Are you prepared to view through the best planetary scope you can move yourself?

Meade 127MM ED Semi Apo Refractor

Posted by George Mavromates 05/26/2004 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

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   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

...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...

Planetary Imaging with a Webcam and an SCT

Posted by Rod Mollise 05/18/2004 12:00AM

Planetary Imaging with a Webcam and an SCT

The planets are tough. Tough to observe visually and especially tough to image. Those of you who’ve got a few Mars oppositions under your belts know what I’m talking about.