Orion Observer 70mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope

The Orion Observer altazimuth-mounted telescope is a basic telescope ideal for children and beginner astronomers who want to enjoy the views available in the nighttime sky. The scope boasts a number of features that make it easy to use, solid optics for amateur usage, and a quality construction. The result is a telescope that can … Read more

Orion Dual Finder Scope Mounting Bracket

When you are trying to locate celestial objects, you may occasionally find that using two finder scopes or other attachments is useful. This is especially the case for beginners, who may need a little extra assistance locating objects in the nighttime sky. At the same time, most telescopes only come with one mounting area, requiring … Read more

Orion SkyQuest XX12g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope (10148)

The SkyQuest XX12g GoTo truss tube Dobsonian telescope from Orion is a high-end telescope designed to provide the closest thing to an ideal telescope possible. The scope is designed with three main features in mind: Portability, optical power, and exceptional tracking capability. Its ease of use make it ideal for beginners, while its excellent optics … Read more

Orion Starseeker IV 150mm Telescope Review

Mid-sized telescopes typically have more to offer than their smaller counterparts. Most have larger apertures, which hold several major advantages. Aperture size influences the amount of light drawn in. Therefore a larger aperture means more light. Thus, dimly lit objects further away in space become identifiable. Other inclusive features include computer systems, finders, and databases. … Read more

Best Telescopes for Viewing Planets

The entire night sky opens up when you purchase a telescope. Thousands of celestial bodies from moons and stars, and even other galaxies, can be viewed in greater detail. Some of the best objects to aim your telescope at are right in here in our very own Solar System: the planets. The planets are unique … Read more

Orion Observer 80 Short Tube 80mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope Review

The Orion Observer 80ST 80mm Equatorial Refractor can best be described as an introductory telescope. It is portable and easy to set up, lightweight and very affordable. The small aperture and wide field of view make it can excellent instrument for observing targets in the Solar System as well as bright galaxies, clusters and several … Read more

Best Laser Collimator

Reflecting telescopes – also known as Newtonians or simply as reflectors – are a popular choice of instrument for both amateur and professional astronomy. The invention of the reflector is credited to Isaac Newton in the 17th century, who created them as an alternative to the common refractors of the time. At the time, refractors had … Read more

Orion 10010 Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Mount Review

Orion has dominated telescope sales for many years, and are indisputably a giant in the industry. But how does the Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G mount fair? Is it worth the hype, and the money, or are you better off settling for a more budget-friendly model? Here is a comprehensive overview and some tips before you buy … Read more

Telescope Focuser Reviews

Telescopes are a simple invention that make stargazing all the more marvelous, but can you imagine how difficult it would be if you could not adjust your telescope’s settings? Focusers are a must-have if you are looking for precision. Before you buy one, here is what you need to know. What is a Telescope Focuser? … Read more

Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Review

Type Reflector Aperture 150 mm (6 inches) Focal Length 1200 mm Mount Dobsonian Accessories 1.25 inch focuser (rack-and-pinion), EZ Finder II aiming device, 1.25 inch Sirius Plossl eyepiece, quick-collimation cap Focal Ratio f/8.0 Orion is a big name in astronomy that is often pegged as one of the best telescope brands. Many beginner astronomers start … Read more