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By Lawrence Carlino 9/9/2007
Redefining value in high-quality refractors by Lawrence Carlino

William Optics Zenithstar 70 Ferrari 60th Anniversary APO
By Peter Pulles 8/31/2007
Impressions and first light of a very special fast racing apo

Takahashi’s Incredible TOA-130 Refractor
By Ralph Aguirre 4/23/2007
Redefining the Standards of Optical Excellence

Vixen ED115S Refractor
By Lawrence Carlino 3/21/2007
A middleweight scope with a heavy punch

Takahashi TSA-102S
By Lawrence Carlino 3/1/2007
Taking it to the next level

Planet Hunter 80. Does it perform? You bet.
By Dave Kiefner 2/20/2007
Looking for awesome views of the Moon and Planets with a quality 80mm scope at a great price, well read on...

APO-Wars: The (Meade) Empire Strikes Back
By Alec Hitchman 2/2/2007
Just over a year ago, Mighty Meade made an announcement: they were preparing to release a new, low cost, triplet apochromat design. A number of questions were immediately raised in forums and blogs across the web: Would Meade’s entry into the low-cost APO field rout the established players in the field? Are three pieces of air spaced glass in a mass-produced objective better than two? While few details were forthcoming from Meade (they were apparently busy trying to get the telescopes out the door), with the initial Series 5000 triplets finally shipping in early 2007, we could finally see if the Empire’s apochromat has what it takes to crush the Rebellion.

Testing the Zenithstar 110 triplet APO
By fred hissink 1/22/2007
The ZS 110 triplet APO has been in WO’s program for a while and after reading some reviews we decided to examine the Black Lady ourselves. Unfortunately, the Dutch weather is nothing to be proud of. So we waited and waited, until one evening…

William Optics FLT110mm f7 TMB designed triplet and matching field flattener
By dominique dierick 1/4/2007
After nearly 16 years of owning and using apochromatic refractor telescope from Astro-Physics (128 Starfire, 105 Traveller, 130EDFS, 155EDFS), TMB (80mm, 105mm) and Takahashi (FS60-C, TOA130, FSQ106), I thought it was time to give a newbie on the market of APO refractors a try.

A Perfectly Diabolical Telescopic Combination: SkyWatcher Pro ED-80 and SkyWatcher EQ-6 Pro Mount
By Max Corneau 1/2/2007
A seemingly ill matched OTA/mount combination turns out to be an absolute winner on all counts.

Skywatcher 120st F5 Review - December 26, 2006
By Anthony Pullano 12/26/2006
My review on the Skywatcher 120st F5

The Wal-Mart Wonderscope
By david elosser 12/6/2006
Can you really see anything through a $60 telescope?

The Stellarvue SV66 Sixty Second Super Scope
By david elosser 11/30/2006
Looking for the Jack of all trades in a telescope? Take a look at the SV66.

Vixen ED80SF-Brief First Light Review
By David Ponder 11/26/2006

A no frills, dependable and economical telescope package
By Justin Dildine 10/15/2006
To a person who'd known only an alt-az mounted 60mm dept. store scope with plastic Ramsden and Huygens .965" eyepieces, the AstroView 90 seemed like a piece of heaven.

Orion 120mm f/8.3 Refractor OTA
By Michael Tencza 10/9/2006
Quality at a Very Reasonable Level Price

Meade 102 ED/APO
By peter james 9/5/2006
A beginner's perspective

Celestron 80ED "Spotting scope"
By Ed Moreno 7/24/2006
Charge of the "Light" Brigade.

By Doug Peterson 7/17/2006
The TMB-Designed telescope from APM, mated to the Aries Chromacor

The Volkswagen Beetle of Telescopes
By david elosser 6/16/2006
This 'Hawk gives its new owner a stellar performance!

This is a review of the TMB 8” F/9 Achromat from APM
By Karl Krasley 6/13/2006

Megrez ED triplet APO versus megrez Fluorite Doublet
By fred hissink 6/10/2006
Two brothers meet on a dark night...

By Jim Carpenter 6/9/2006
A Binoviewer-Friendly Adaptation of the Stellarvue SV80/9D

William Optics ZS110
By Kurt Friedrich 6/8/2006
Very nicely filling a big hole between the affordable small refractors and the very expensive 130mm triplets.

Small Scope Nirvana: The TeleVue-76 APO Refractor
By Michael Aaron McNeely 4/25/2006
The TeleVue-76 is a substantial upgrade in comparison to my older TeleVue Pronto. The TeleVue-76 is one of the finest small scopes available.

William Optics 80mm APOGRADE Fluorite Doublet
By Timm Bottoni 3/27/2006
If you have an 80mm WO Megrez or ZenithStar refractor (or compatible other model), but now find yourself with APO Fever, here's your chance to upgrade to an APO Fluorite Doublet.

William Optics ZenithStar 105 Ed Triplet APO
By Chris Provost 1/28/2006
A 105mm APO with Rings, a 2" Dielectric diagonal, a red dot finder and a nice case for under $2000.00.

Celestron NexStar 102 SLT, The Perfect Grab And Go? - Almost
By Tom McDonough 1/2/2006
With children, busy schedules, and long drives to dark skies, many of us want the ideal grab and go scope for quick backyard observing. The new Celestron NexStar 102 SLT comes very close to achieving the goal of a decent aperture, lightweight, easy to use telescope. It falls short in a few but easy correctable ways.

America's "Nano" Refractor: The Stellervue F50 Finder Scope
By Preston Smith 12/31/2005
Nicknamed the "Sparrow Hawk" this little refractor was designed to be the best 50mm finder on the market. But this little raptor has spread its wings and for many has become a travel scope, guide scope, spotting scope and so much more!

Orion Observer 70: Solid Entry Level Performance
By Lee Spain 12/30/2005
For Observers on a budget, the Orion Observer 70 offers an excellent value.

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