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Hawke Optics Frontier ED 20-60×85 spotting scope. Overview and specification

Very latest offering from Hawke Optics featuring a radical sleek body design and high grade Fully multi-coated optics with ED glass and Dielectric coated prisms to increase light reflectivity The magnesium alloy bodied Frontier ED Spotting Scope features an impressive … Continue reading

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Can you attach 1.25″ eyepieces to a Celestron Ultima spotting scope

Here at Northern Optics one of the most frequently asked questions is “can you fix 1.25″ on to a Celestron Ultima spotting scope”. Unfortunately the answer is no. The Celestron Ultima 65, 80 and 100 mm ED and non ED all … Continue reading

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Olivon T800 spotting scope review

The new Olivon T800 is an updated version of the Olivon T80.  Features a new lightweight body and also accepts 1.25″ astronomical eyepieces.  The ability of accepting 1.25″ eyepieces means you can upgrade to higher magnifications or wider angle low … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance 65ED spotting scope. How to attach an SLR camera

To attach an SLR or DSLR camera body to the Hawke Endurance 65ED spotting scope, you will need a small adapter ring (part number HX3729) and a T-ring. To fix to the spotting scope , unscrew the eyepiece twist eye cup anti-clockwise … Continue reading

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North Lincs Astro. Review of Celestron Ultima 80mm spotting scope

At the North Lincolnshire Astronomy Society on the 5th December 2011, we had the chance to test a members Celestron Ultima 20-60×80/45 spotting scope on some astronomical targets. We were not disappointed. At 60x Jupiter showed the main cloud belts … Continue reading

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Digiscoping with a Hawke Nature Trek spotting scope

These methods apply to the Hawke Nature Trek 80mm & 100mm ED or non ED and the 65mm ED versions. For compact cameras (not bridge) use the Hawke large digiscoping adapter. Item number 3723. This simply clamps to the spotting … Continue reading

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Celestron Ultima spotting scope Vs Hawke Optics Nature Trek spotting scope

For this comparison I used the Celestron Ultima 80/45 and a Hawke Optics Nature Trek 80/45. Both were non ED models. First of all lets start with the optics. They both use the same 80mm objective and 20-60x eyepiece. So … Continue reading

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Celestron Ultima 65 Spotting Scope Review

The Celestron Ultima 65 spotting scope is an ideal alternative if the 80mm version is out of budget. Looks pretty similar to the 80 and 100mm spotters in design. Unlike the larger scopes, it comes with a smaller zoom eyepiece (unlike … Continue reading

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Helios Fieldmaster ED 60 DS Spotting Scope

Price breakthrough. Released July 2011 the Helios Fieldmaster ED 60 DS sotting scope can be picked up for under £200. For an ED scope, this is a true bargain. Specs…The new Fieldmaster-ED60DS is perfect for serious birdwatching and nature observations … Continue reading

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Hawke Optics Nature Trek 16-48×65 ED Spotting Scope

A small aperture spotting scope from Hawke with big spotting scope performance. In short, the 65ED will easily outperform a similar priced 100mm non ED. On testing I could find virtually no false colour whatsoever (even on the edge of … Continue reading

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