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Celestron Nexstar 4SE vs 5SE [Telescope Review & Comparison]

Celestron Nexstar 4SE vs 5SE [Telescope Review & Comparison]

Welcome to this Celestron NexStar 4SE vs 5SE review and comparison. We’ll be taking a closer look at these two computerized telescopes; running through the key similarities and the major differences. By the end, you’ll be in a good position as to which one is going to be best for you. Both telescopes are featured in the Celestron NexStar range. A collection of computerized models aimed at bringing higher quality optics with ease of use. The signature orange tube brings them all together. The 4SE and 5SE are both the more affordable models, yet still pair premium optics with an …

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Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Review [Ideal First Telescope?]

Celestron Astromaster 130EQ Review [Ideal First Telescope_]

If you are looking at the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ, this review and guide will help you get the information you need to make a decision. Is it the best option at the price point or are there better alternatives? These are just some of the questions in which we will be exploring today. First and foremost, its important to note that there are two variants of the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ; the motorized and non-motorized versions. Both are Newtonian Reflectors, provide the same specifications (like Aperture, Magnification, Focal Ratio etc) and come with the same extras. However, the sole difference is …

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Celestron NexStar 8SE Review [My Experiences With This Scope]

Celestron NexStar 8SE Review [My Experiences With This Scope]

Are you looking at the Celestron Nexstar 8SE and wondering if its right for you? This review, guide and outline of my experience is here to help you decide whether or not to invest in this telescope. Since I purchased this high-spec computerized telescope, it has become my go to and favorite astronomy equipment that I expect to use long into the future. I’d like to share my thoughts having used it for just over 2 years. The Celestron NexStar 8SE does not come cheap; so you’re going to want to be aware of the features that it offers to …

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Best Equatorial Mount For Astrophotography [2020 Buyers Guide]

Best Equatorial Mount For Astrophotography [2019 Buyers Guide]

If you’re looking to enjoy deep space Astrophotography, then using the right telescope mount is going to be absolutely crucial. Your entire imaging experience is entirely dependent upon it, so it is without doubt the single most important piece of your equipment that you should invest in. It serves as the foundation, contributes significantly to the quality and consistency of your images and ultimately provides you with long-term consistency. But if you’re looking to get an Equatorial Mount, where do you even begin? With a lot of choices, expensive models, confusing terminology and a variety of features on each model, …

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Best Barlow Lenses [2020 Buyers Guide]

Best Barlow Lenses [2019 Buyers Guide]

Barlow Lenses offer a simple and affordable way to increase the magnification of your current telescope. Whether by doubling (2x) or trebling (3x) your magnification – a good Barlow Lens can unlock a new dimension to your astronomical observations. They are one of the easiest and most practical upgrades that you can make. With a lot of different brands, models and options, it can be hard to identify what is the best Barlow Lens for you. Ultimately there are certain things you are going to want to consider, different price points and ultimately a host of pros and cons to …

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Celestron Explorascope 114az Review [Telescope Buyers Guide]

Celestron Explorascope 114az Review [Telescope Buyers Guide]

The Celestron Explorascope 114az is one of the most affordable Newtonian telescopes available on the market – but is it any good? This review and guide will be providing you with an in-depth look at this telescope, the pros and cons and whether or not you should go ahead and purchase one. We’re going to be taking a closer look at the specification, the features and providing some thoughts and observations on this Reflector from the prestigious Celestron brand. Bottom Line  The Celestron Explorascope 114az is an excellent entry-level telescope that combines premium Celestron technology and Accessories with ease of …

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Celestron EdgeHD 8 Review [Should You Buy This Telescope?]

Celestron Edge HD 8 Review [Should You Buy This Telescope_] (1)

If you are considering the Celestron EdgeHD 8 then this review and guide will be taking an in-depth look at this telescope, what you can expect from it and if it is going to be the right choice for you. We’re going to be taking a look at the specification and some of the main pros and cons behind this Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (SCT) from the prestigious Celestron brand. Bottom Line  The Celestron EdgeHD 8 is a premium Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope (SCT) that combines premium Celestron technology with ease of use, portability and great optics. With an 8″ aperture, it provides …

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Celestron Wedge Review [Longer Exposure Astrophotography]

If you are considering the Celestron Wedge then this review and guide will help you decide whether or not you should get it for your Celestron NexStar 6/8SE or NexStar Evolution Alt-Azimuth mounted computerized telescope. Here, we will take a look at the specification, what it will enable you to do and the main pros and cons behind using it. Bottom Line  The Celestron Wedge is required to take longer exposure images, or to advance further and use an auotguider. Personally, I’ve managed to up my exposures from around 10 seconds to 5 minutes. It combines premium Celestron technology keeping …

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Celestron Inspire 100az Review [100mm Short Refractor Telescope]

If you are considering the Celestron Inspire 100az then this review and guide will help you decide whether or not it is going to be best for you. Here, we will take a look at the specification, what you can expect to observe and some of the main pros and cons behind this refracting telescope from the prestigious Celestron brand. Bottom Line  The Inspire 100az is a short Refractor telescope that combines premium Celestron technology with ease of use, portability and great optics. And it does this at an affordable and respectable price point of under $200/£200. With the largest …

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Celestron Luminos Review [Eyepiece Series Buyers Guide]

Celestron Luminos Review [Eyepiece Series Buyers Guide]

Synopsis: In the article, we provide a thorough review of the Celestron Luminos Eyepiece range, including pros and cons as well as see how they compare up against one another and against other alternatives. Bottom Line The Celestron Luminos Eyepiece range consists of 6 different eyepieces (7mm, 10mm, 15mm, 19mm, 23mm and 31mm) and a 2″ 2.5x Magnification Barlow Lens. The fully multi-coated optics provide incredibly clear and crisp 82º field of view images while being housed with a robust and premium framework. Plus, with a Celestron Luminos Eyepiece observing is much easier; the Parfocal design enables you to switch …

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