Celestron Omni XLT 150 Refractor Telescope Review

As one of the higher priced telescopes of its class, the Celestron Omni XLT 150 Refractor Telescope has a lot to prove to customers that are looking for a good product. It delivers on many fronts, and besides being designed well covers a lot of ground when it comes to giving customers what they want. This is an all in one product that will last for years under the right tutelage. With this telescope you can see the Moon’s surface in great detail, and w...

Celestron NexStar 8 SE Telescope Review

This high priced telescope is one of Celestron’s best, and has a lot of features and styles to make it worth the price for any level of user. Styles available are 4 inch, 5 inch, 6 inch and 8 inches. As a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with StarBright XLT high transmission coatings, this is the standard great quality for the company and a good starting point if you want your first advanced telescope. StarPointer finderscope is great for alignment and loc...

Celestron NexStar 6 SE Telescope Review

  If you’re looking for a high priced Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with a lot of updated features, then you’ll love the Nexstar 6 SE. From top to bottom this is a top tier product that doesn’t shy away from giving users the best options, all in one easy to use package. It comes in a variety of styles, and even at the lower end of the models still maintains a very respectable amount of power when stargazing. The mount included is also rated as o...

Orion 8297 8-Inch f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph Reflector Telescope Review

For a good mid-priced reflecting telescope it is hard to beat the current offering of Orion. In particular this model is an astrophotography blitz that really can get you some of the best color rich pictures in the galaxy. It has a large 8 inch aperture and quick f/3.9 focal ratio. The performance is top notch and will impress anyone that has never used a reflector telescope before. Contrast is enhanced with the nine internal baffle rings and long tube...

Orion StarBlast 90mm AZ Telescope Review

At about the medium price range is this very highly recommended Orion StarBlast 90mm AZ Telescope that comes with everything but the kitchen sink. Orion pulled out all the stops with this model making it strong, portable and full of extras. It is a major seller and has a lot of features that will interest users of all levels. Despite all the extra features you can look forward to great stability and mechanics that don’t beat you over the head with bad usab...

Orion 8945 SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Review

High priced but well equipped, the Orion 8945 SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope is a sleek looking product that has a lot to offer users of all levels. Its powerful frame and lens is a great combination for buyers that want a good balance in their telescope. With a host of extras and a comfortable price point, it is one of the better deals in the industry. It could easily be sold for twice the price and retain the value, so customers are getting...

Orion 8946 SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Review

Setting itself up as one of the higher priced and high end telescopes on the market, the Orion 8946 SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope is the last telescope you will ever need, just based on specs alone. Not for the beginner, this professional level telescope is powerful enough to accomplish anything you want and all while sitting level on your desk. This is a one of a kind type that also refines itself with not only being professional, but look...

Orion 8974 SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Review

Dobsonian telescopes are the popular portable styles that are still taking the market by storm. This high priced model is an upgrade of the XT8 Classic Dobsonian. Buyers can expect several components to work better and look better in this version. Adjustments are easier to manage in this tool-less design and there are several accessories bundled with the product that really drive it as a bargain. Even if you take out the Shorty 2x Barlow pieces you’re ...

Orion FunScope Astro Dazzle 4.5″ Reflector Telescope Kit Review

This low priced collectors scope from Orion is the perfect reflector scope to start kids out with who are interested in astronomy. Besides having a very fun tone it includes everything you need to get started, with some decent power to boot. Although there are plenty of other choices to consider when looking for a beginning telescope kit, this one is so full featured that it may be hard to turn away. There really isn’t a better option in Orion’s lineup...

Orion Observer 60mm AZ Refractor Review

Setting itself up as a low priced alternative to the many high priced full sized telescopes on the market, this is one Orion telescope that has a lot of ambition in its portable shell. Designed for beginners, it has the capabilities to be useful to intermediate users. For those in a higher tier it is still functional as a backup, making it one of the lowest cost solutions on the market that appeals to several levels. Orion didn’t get shy on the accesso...

Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Telescope Review

Coming in at about the mid-price range is the Orion StarBlast 4.5 EQ Telescope, a product that packs in a lot of things into a small package. Buyers that were looking to get that perfect all in one telescope without spending a ton of money will love this deal, and it is from one of the leading names in the industry. Packing enough materials for beginners and enough power for professionals, this is one of the better deals on the market and one that shouldn’

Black TwinStar 4.5″ Reflector Telescope Review

Possibly one of the most underrated telescopes on the market is the low priced Black TwinStar 4.5" Reflector Telescope by small time company Twin Star. They aren’t a big name in the telescope industry compare to Orion and Celestron, so suffer from lack of brand name recognition. This and other factors are why this is one of the most overlooked values in the market, even though it provides some pretty good features for multiple levels. If you’re able to...

Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Review

This is a low priced telescope that comes with a lot of options and styles, focusing more on providing value for the money than a behemoth with power. It has 3x Barlow lens to accurately zoom in without blurring the image while coming with a quality German Equatorial mount. This isn’t your usual throwaway mount that comes with cheap products, but one that is worth its weight in gold. With a 127mm aperture and 1000mm focal length it does pretty well for...

Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope Review

There is no doubt that this low priced kit is perfect for a variety of telescope users, but is it a good long-term deal? It comes with a lot of accessories and extras that telescopes in a similar price range don’t have, and it gives dependable performance that won’t disappoint most level of users. Setting it up is pretty easy, and with the right setup it can be just as usual away from the home than it is in your back yard. With Celestron being one of t...

Celestron EdgeHD 1100 XLT Optical Tube Assembly Review

Taking full advantage of the many years of research and models, the Edge HD comes in various incarnations and is a high priced option for the most serious of astronomers. The styles vary in price which is a big reason why this unit is so popular, and with careful research you can save a lot of money by choosing the style that best fits your needs. Built from the ground up to be durable yet flexible enough that it can be used by intermediate users, this...