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Most Recent Reviews :

Upgrade the losmandy G11 = super mount

Posted by Michael Tzukran 12/09/2017 12:00AM   (Reviews/Mounts/Equatorial)

Losmandy G11 Gemimi 2 Improvement Modification

Stardust Gallery LED Lightbox Review and Metallic Print Review

Posted by Eric Todd 05/05/2016 12:00AM   (Reviews/Accessories/Other)

An LED Lightbox that will really make your astro image stand out on your wall!

Virtual counterweight for AZ3 mounts

Posted by Malcolm Bird 03/05/2016 12:00AM   (Reviews/Mounts/Alt-Azimuth)

Virtual counterweight for AZ3 mounts

The Vixen AZ mounts, Celestron brand labeled versions, and the Chinese knockoff AZ3 mounts are out there by the thousands and they all have the same problem...

Explore Scientific AR 102

Posted by Paul Temple 01/31/2016 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Explore Scientific AR 102

Outstanding scope for the money!

The Celestron C5+

Posted by Malcolm Bird 01/17/2016 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Cats)

A trip down memory lane

Losmandy StarLapse AstroTrac Hybrid Rig

Posted by Dan Pollock 11/21/2014 12:00AM   (Reviews/Mounts/Other)

Losmandy StarLapse AstroTrac Hybrid Rig

Take one part StarLapse and two parts Astrotrac and this is what you get.

Orion XT6i - Intelliscope

Posted by Anir Bhat 08/17/2014 05:45AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Newts)

Orion XT6i - Intelliscope

Surprisingly good accuracy of the Intelliscope


Most Recent Articles :

Pilgrimage to the Great Refractor

Posted by Louis Busby 09/30/2018 11:09PM   (Articles/Other-Articles)

Pilgrimage to the Great Refractor

So sad to hear now that this telescope and observatory will be closing and the history book slammed shut on one of the last great telescopes responsible for leading the United States and the University of Chicago into the twentieth century and to major discoveries and contributions in astronomy and astrophysics.

New electronic focusing system from Starlight Instruments

Posted by John O'Neill 02/25/2016 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

New electronic focusing system from Starlight Instruments

Starlight Instrument’s New Posi Drive Motor System is a First Class Winner

New custom foam for your astro gear!

Posted by David Standen 04/12/2015 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

Has your eyepiece case seen better days? Has your pick-n-pluck been plucked one to many times?

Curing Uncle Rod’s Shakes

Posted by Rod Mollise 11/25/2014 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

In some ways, today’s imported telescope tripods are surprisingly good. Particularly the ubiquitous Chinese 2-inch diameter steel legged jobs. Sadly, however, almost all have a weak link. Their spreaders are pitiful. Unckle Rod just might have found a cure for that...

A bit of the past for the New Year

Posted by Steve Hollenbach 12/31/2012 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Philosophical)

Well the world didn't end after all... I wrote this a long time ago just after I left the Navy, and updated it recently.

The Astrogizmos Astrogazer

Posted by Glen Ward 08/21/2012 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

The Astrogizmos Astrogazer

Tips on using the AG as a permanent installation.


Posted by Paul Walsh 05/05/2012 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

Trying to corner a long-term concern in the astro-amateur world through the “slanted edge” method