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Skywatcher Startravel ST80 short tube telescope 10729

Unlike some telescopes that come with mounts unsuitable to handle the weight, the popular Skywatcher ST80 comes in one option with a heavy duty AZ3 mount that can easily handle telescopes 3x the weight of the ST80. The 400mm f5 … Continue reading

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Skywatcher Heritage 100p Newtonian reflector

New for 2014 is the Skywatcher 100p Newtonian reflector. Comes with a parabolic 4″ mirror for great low power views of the heavens. Complete with 10mm , 25mm eyepieces and a 2x barlow., to give a magnification range of 16x … Continue reading

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Choosing the right telescope

  There are lots of telescopes available on the market, and for the beginner, selecting one can be a bewildering experience. Before buying a telescope it is important to ask yourself the following questions, or simply contact Northern Optics telescopes of … Continue reading

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How to store a Celestron SCT telescope

It’s best to protect your telescope from the elements and bring it inside between observing sessions. Allow the scope to warm up when bringing it inside. Uncover all optics and let the tube and tripod sit in the open. Moisture … Continue reading

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What eyepieces do you get with a Visionary Saxon-4 telescope

When you purchase a Visionary Saxon-4 telescope, you get the following 1.25″ eyepieces and accessories as standard. The 25mm and 10mm modified achromatic are a step up in quality compared to the slightly cheaper Visionary Telesto telescope 25mm modified achromatic 10mm modified … Continue reading

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How to get dust off a telescope objective lens.

If you find a few specs of dust on your telescope lens , they are best cleaned off with a blower brush or bulb blower. Do not try to wipe them off. As a rule of thumb, any small particles on … Continue reading

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Ostara / Optical Hardware 1.25″ 30mm Plossl eyepiece review

To test the Optical Hardware / Ostara 30mm plossl, I viewed the Moon using a Visionary Telesto 114mm telescope . This gave a 33.3x magnification.  After allowing for cooling off times, I was greeted with a delightful full view of a … Continue reading

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Celestron Nexstar SLT telescope. What does SLT stand for

The SLT in the title of the Celestron Nexstar SLT telescope stands for Star Locating Telescope

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New Skywatcher AZ-GOTO telescope spec

  New for 2012.   The Skywatcher Synscan AZ GOTO telescopes listed below are now being supplied as standard with a x2 Barlow lens. All prices remain unchanged. The x2 Deluxe Achromatic Barlow (with T-thread) is included with all below models except … Continue reading

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Will my National Geographic telescope accept 1.25″ filters ?

National Geographic telescopes are readily available from a well known catalogue shop. The problem is that some of their eyepieces are not threaded to accept astronomical 1.25″ filters. This is not a problem if you don,t require additional filters. But … Continue reading

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