Powermate vs Barlow – Here Is The Difference

If you are looking to buy a Barlow lens, you may come to find a similar optical tool called Powermate or focal extender. They look the same, but there is a difference between Powermate and Barlow lens. The Barlow lens consists of 2 or 3 optical elements(negative doublet). This optical element configuration results in diverging […]

Celestron NexStar 8SE Review – Planetary Telescope

Celestron NexStar 8SE SCT is the biggest telescope in the Celestron SE series. And with telescopes, the bigger is better. It was launched more than a decade ago, but it is still an amazing instrument for astronomy beginners. Celestron NexStar 8SE is a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a computerized alt-azimuth mount. It has high-quality optics with […]

Cheshire Eyepiece vs Laser Collimator – Which Is Better?

If you own a Newtonian reflector telescope, you need to collimate it from time to time. You might be wondering what you should use for the collimation, Cheshire Eyepiece or Laser Collimator. The short answer is that you can use both for collimation. Cheshire eyepiece is better for aligning the secondary mirror, and Laser collimator […]

Best Camera For Astrophotography – Buying Guide

Choosing the best camera for astrophotography is a challenging task. There are so many factors you have to consider that it can’t be an overnight decision. I remember the first time when I was searching for the best camera for astrophotography, and it was a nightmare. With so many options, it is overwhelming.  So I […]

SVBONY SV105 Review – Is It Any Good?

SVBONY is a Chinese brand manufacturing optical instruments for Astronomy and Hunting. They are famous for selling affordable equipment for telescopes on Amazon and eBay, and they have a lineup of astronomy cameras SV105, SV205, and SV305. In this article, we will take a closer look at SVBONY SV105 planetary camera. SVBONY SV105 is the […]

Telrad Finder Scope – Perfect Star Hopping Tool

You may have noticed a huge boxy thing on top of some telescopes, and these boxes are called Telrad Reflex Sight Findersopes. They have a specific purpose in astronomy when using a telescope. They were designed in the 1970s, and they have not changed since. Telrad reflex finder scope is a simple tool for telescopes, […]

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