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Review of the Celestron C5 “Classic”

Posted by Ed Moreno 09/29/2007 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Cats)

Review of the Celestron C5 “Classic”

Cute Little Kitten? Or Tiny Tiger…

The New StellarVue 102 ED: A Lotta Bang and Bling for the Buck

Posted by Mark Webb 09/26/2007 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

The New StellarVue 102 ED:  A Lotta Bang and Bling for the Buck

When Vic Maris at StellarVue announced they’d be producing a 4 inch doublet at a cost of less than $1,600 including a case and FeatherTouch focuser, it seemed like small reflector Nirvana. StellarVue (SV) is known for their high quality and standards, and every scope going out their door is star tested under the real sky – so the opportunity to purchase one of Vic’s new gems at such a low price was just too good to pass up.

Shipping SCTs and Refractors

Posted by Greg Nowell 09/21/2007 09:47AM

Shipping SCTs and Refractors

SCT correctors and refractors pose similar problems in shipping. Removal the SCT corrector, and the refractor's lens cell, makes shipping easier and more secure.

Class of 85: The TeleVue-85 APO Refractor

Posted by Michael Aaron McNeely 09/20/2007 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

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.

Disassembly of an SCT: Child's Play

Posted by Greg Nowell 09/13/2007 12:00AM

Disassembly of an SCT: Child's Play

A pictorial on how to disassemble a c8. Many owners are wary of touching their instruments, but it is sometimes the right thing to do. Watch seven year old Geoffrey show that "even a child can do it" (most of it).

STELLARVUE SV102ED

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 09/09/2007 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Redefining value in high-quality refractors by Lawrence Carlino

$300 Mirror Shootout - 10" Discovery and 12.5" HubbleOptics

Posted by Kevin Bong 09/08/2007 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Newts)

I have two telescopes I've built over the past year that have an interesting commonality - I paid the same for the "new" primary mirror in both. Last night I pulled both out and compared them side by side.

William Optics Zenithstar 70 Ferrari 60th Anniversary APO

Posted by Peter Pulles 08/31/2007 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Impressions and first light of a very special fast racing apo

Rebuilding NiCd Rechargable Battery Packs

Posted by Dave Bonandrini 08/29/2007 12:00AM

Rebuilding NiCd Rechargable Battery Packs

Save some coin and save the Earth at the same time.

UTI 8 Inch Review

Posted by Andre Hassid 07/02/2007 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Newts)

UTI 8 Inch Review

Most portable 8 inch scope

Takahashi FRC-300: 1-Year Anniversary

Posted by Melvin Schick 06/04/2007 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Cats)

Takahashi FRC-300: 1-Year Anniversary

What changes after one year of use?

Takahashi Epsilon 180ED

Posted by Ivan Ong 06/02/2007 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Newts)

Takahashi Epsilon 180ED

Experiences with DSLR astrophotography

Spotting Scope Showdown: Factory vs. Homemade

Posted by Lee Spain 05/19/2007 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Spotters)

Spotting Scope Showdown:  Factory vs. Homemade

Can a home-made spotting scope work as well as one made in a factory? Can a home-made spotter equal the quality of one from the store? This reviewer attempts to answer the question when he pits two factory-made spotting scopes against three of his own creations.

Takahashi’s Incredible TOA-130 Refractor

Posted by Ralph Aguirre 04/23/2007 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Takahashi’s Incredible TOA-130 Refractor

Redefining the Standards of Optical Excellence

Testing Your Telescope Indoors

Posted by Darren Drake 03/29/2007 12:00AM

Testing Your Telescope Indoors

Have you ever received a new, prized telescope only to have cloudy skies for what seems to be weeks at a time? Here's a very useful way to occupy that time...