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illusion 7×50 porro prism binoculars

The illusion 7×50 binoculars are a great choice on a budget for astronomy and low light situations. The large 50mm lens and wide 7mm exit pupil allow a lot of light to reach the eye. Low cost, easy to handle … Continue reading

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Levenhuk zeno visor H3 head magnifier overview

Unlike the H1 and H2 head magnfiers, the Levenhuk H3 head magnifier comes with 4 interchangeable lenses with varying magnifications, instead of 3 built in ones, as with the H1 and H2. I find this version optically better, and this … Continue reading

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Celestron Firecell power pack

This handy little portable power pack is an affordable 3 in 1 solution. The Celestron Firecell rechargeable power pack gives a steady or flashing light, a 2 hand warmer with 2 settings and a power pack to charge your mobile … Continue reading

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Levenhuk Zeno 100 magnifier

With a solid zip up case , smooth metal handle and glass lens, the Levenhuk Zeno 100 magnifier is a premium choice for the discerning user.  The lightweight and elegant design of the magnifier is very pleasing to the eye with … Continue reading

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Ostara 6 piece eyepiece and filter set. Customer review

The following is a genuine customer review from one of our customers who bought the Ostara 6 piece eyepiece and filter set Just received a set of ostara EPs to replace the stock ones that came with my Sky-Watcher 114p … Continue reading

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Celestron Landscout 7×35 binoculars review 71360

The Celestron Landscout 7×35 binoculars are as tough as they come with amazing optics. I find this range is not discussed much on forums, so thought I would take a look. You are greeted with a sturdy outer box showing … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting 4th December 2017

Paul Money FRAS, FBIS was the special guest speaker at the North Lincolnshire astronomy society for December 2017. His talk on images of space , part one was visually stunning, and presented in his own unique and entertaining way. As well … Continue reading

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Helios Stellar II 100mm binoculars overview and specs

Introduced in 2017 the Helios Stellar II 100mm observational binoculars are the perfect solution for long distance terrestrial, ship spotting and astronomical use. The oversized eyepieces and long eye relief make them ideal for spectacle wearers as much as non … Continue reading

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Minox BF 8×42 binoculars review #62057

Had the pleasure of testing the Minox BF 8×42 binoculars and was not left disappointed. The BF range is targeted at the beginner at an affordable price, but this does not make them budget. FMC optics, phase coated BaK-4 prisms and nitrogen … Continue reading

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Celestron Astromaster AZ mount #93610

The height of the Astromaster AZ mount is often quoted at 41 inches. This is slightly misleading, as this is the height of the legs only. The important specs, the height to the top of the actual mounting plate is … Continue reading

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