REVIEWS


EQUIPMENT REVIEWS & BUYING GUIDES

Welcome to the new Astronomy for Beginners reviews section. If you’re thinking of buying a particular telescope you can see what curent owners think about it and how they rate it before you buy. Or, if you have a telescope you can submit you own review to help everyone else, and help this section to grow.

BUYING GUIDES

Celestron NexStar 4SE review

Celestron NexStar 4SE Review

Celestron NexStar 4SE Review Telescopes Celestron NexStar 4SE REVIEW Among computerized telescopes, the NexStar series by Celestron offers a few very strong competitors. Among smaller and more portable scopes, the Celestron NexStar 4SE is regarded as one of the best scopes for newcomers.  Is the orange tube design just meant to look great or is

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best telescopes under 1000

Best Telescopes Under $1000

Best Telescopes Under $1000 ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE FOR 2020 Introduction The tried and true method is to sort through hundreds of telescopes until you know exactly what you’re looking for. Fortunately for all of us, we can nowadays find the best telescopes for under 1000$. Will it be like the stuff NASA uses? Of course

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Best Telescopes Under $500

Best Telescopes Under $500

Best Telescopes Under $500 ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE FOR 2020 Introduction Telescopes come in different sizes, shapes and construction technologies, but they also come at very different price points. A mid-tier telescope retails at 300-500 USD and can be considered both a beginner’s telescope, as well as an expansion of an existing collection for experienced space

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Best Telescopes for Astrphotography

Best Telescopes for Astrophotography

Best Telescopes for Astrophotography ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE FOR 2020 Introduction Astrophotography seems to be self-explanatory. Astro (relating to space) plus photography equals taking pictures of things that have to do with space. Pretty simple right? However, astrophotography is much more than just taking a camera and pointing it up to the sky.  In this guide, we will explain what astrophotography is

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Best Telescopes Under 300

Best Telescope Under $300

Best Telescopes Under $300 ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE FOR 2020 Introduction If you’ve been inspired by Astronomers like Carl Sagan and want to explore the endless distances of space, then you’ve probably thought about getting a telescope. Nowadays, you can get amazing tools for exploring the night sky for a very modest price, and the best thing is

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Celestron NexStar 130SLT Review

Celestron NexStar 130SLT Review

Celestron NexStar 130SLT Review Telescopes CELESTRON NEXSTAR 130SLT REVIEW Introduction If you are searching for an affordable Newtonian telescope, you have probably stumbled upon the NexStar 130 SLT.  Does this affordable model deliver its promises, or is it just a way for the reputable Celestron to enter the low-end market?  Let us find that out

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Meade ETX125 Review

Meade ETX125 Review

Meade ETX125 Review Telescopes MEADE INSTRUMENTS ETX125 REVIEW Introduction Among Meade telescopes, the ETX125 takes up a special spot as it offers a lot of features for experienced users, while still retaining a low enough price to appeal to beginners. In this review, we will explain why this Meade model takes up such an important

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Best Telescope for Beginners

Best Telescope for Beginners

Best Telescopes for Beginners THE ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE FOR 2020 Introduction If you ask around trying to find the best telescopes for beginners, you might get hundreds of different suggestions for expensive telescopes without any explanation as to what they are used for or why they are good. If this scenario sounds familiar, you’ve come

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How Much Does a good Telescope Cost?

How Much Does a Good Telescope Cost?

How Much Does a Good Telescope Cost A PRACTICAL BUYING GUIDE FOR 2020 Introduction A question that pops out very frequently in the Astronomy community. For us stargazing lovers getting a good telescope is fundamental. And with such an array of brands and models in today’s market deciding which will be our next telescope is

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Best Camera For Astrophotography

Best Camera for Astrophotography (DSLR & Mirrorless)

Best Camera For Astrophotography A PRACTICAL BUYING GUIDE IN 2020 Introduction Getting into Astrophotography is a super fun and rewarding hobby. You get to combine the discovery and research of the wonders of the universe with a creative process such as photography. But understanding the gear you’ll need to produce stunning images of the night

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Best Home Telescope

Best Home Telescope

Best Home Telescopes FOR VIEWING PLANETS AND GALAXIES IN 2020 Introduction Telescopes are fundamental instruments to observe the night sky and if you are getting into Astronomy you probably know you need to choose a scope that will let you learn and enjoy this incredible journey without limitations. But picking the right one can be an intimidating

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Best Refracting Telescopes

Best Refracting Telescopes

Best refracting Telescopes ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE FOR 2020 Introduction As an astronomer, you probably know that there are many different types of telescopes and that all of them have their place in an astronomer’s toolkit. Today, we will review the best refracting telescopes on the market and give you enough information on choosing the best

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Best Telescopes By Aperture size

Best Telescopes By Aperture size

Best Telescopes Per Aperture Size 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″ INCH TELESCOPES Introduction If you did some research you will probably know by now that the aperture is one of the most important factors while choosing a brand new telescope. In this buying guide, we will focus on the best telescopes by aperture size:

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Best Dobsonian Telescope

Best Dobsonian Telescope

Best Dobsonian Telescopes ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE FOR 2020 Introduction What in the name of the stars is a Dobsonian telescope and why should you care when searching for your perfect telescope? Once a field that could only be studied by scholars and the wealthy, astronomy has made leaps and bounds in ensuring that star-gazing could

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Best Celestron Telescopes

Best Celestron Telescopes

Best CELESTRON Telescope ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE FOR 2020 Introduction Stargazing and astrophotography are wonderful hobbies; but to indulge in either, you must have the right equipment. The right equipment for hobbyists and professionals alike generally includes one of the Celestron telescopes at some point. The first Celestron telescope was introduced in 1964 and the company has led the

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Best Professional Telescope

Best Professional Telescope

BEST PROFESSIONAL TELESCOPEULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE FOR HIGH POWERED TELESCOPES IN 2020 Introduction If you are a seasoned Astronomer looking for a professional tool this buying guide will cover everything you need. These powerful telescopes were designed for the most demanding customers and targeting a professional level. Which of these suits your needs the most? Once

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Best Home Telescope

Celestron NexStar 8SE Review

Celestron NexStar 8SE Review Telescopes CELESTRON NEXSTAR 8SE REVIEW Introduction The Celestron NexStar 8SE is the biggest telescope of the iconic orange tube family made by Celestron. This telescope is aimed for beginners and hobbyist that want a tool with great optical quality and a lot of light-gathering power. In this review and buying guide,

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Best Computerized GoTo Telescopes copy

Best Computerized GoTo Telescopes

Best Computerized Telescopes GOTO MOTORIZED TELESCOPES WITH GPS Introduction From beginners to serious amateur Astronomers, the modern tools available are certainly becoming more and more capable and complex. But there’s such a collection of brands and products that picking the right telescope can be quite overwhelming. In this buying guide, we are going to focus

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