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17 November 2023  |  Admin
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1 November 2023  |  Admin
What telescope should I buy? How to choose your first telescope
15 October 2023  |  Admin
Reflector vs refractor: what’s the best telescope?
30 September 2023  |  Admin
Best binoculars for astronomy
1 Comment6 May 2023  |  Admin
Review & set up of the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD (Motor Drive) Telescope

The Celestron AstroMaster range of telescopes are a popular next step for those who are developing their interest in the cosmos and so investing money into the larger, higher powered scopes. I consider myself a competent novice having had a scope in the past, I decided I needed a better scope to take me through to the next level and so ordered a Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ-MD from . Then it was just a matter of eagerly awaited delivery.

28 April 2023  |  Admin
Review of the Braun Scouting Black800 WiFi Trail Camera

My wife & I are really delighted with this Braun trail camera, for the money it exceeded all of my expectations, so I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone in a similar position to us.

1 Comment13 March 2023  |  Admin
Beginners review of the Celestron Nexstar 4SE Computerised Telescope and why it's a good buy.

I was looking for one under £500, was compact, so I could easily transport it, as light as possible, facility to attach a camera, had a good specification and of course it provided the facility for the computer to seek out the planets and alike. I did my research and eventually decided the Celestron Nexstar 4SE was the one, and it has proved after 12 months of use to be a very good decision.

22 February 2023  |  Admin
Real user review of the Vanguard VEO Select 46BR GR Slim Backpack

The Vanguard VEO Select 46BR is the bigger relation to the Veo Select 37BRM. Why is that relevant? Simple, the 37BRM is a bag I purchased previously and has been my go-to backpack (for when I am walking around towns) for around the last 2 years or more. So when I had the opportunity to review the larger 46BR, I jumped at the chance.

1 Comment17 January 2023  |  Admin
Review of the Celestron NexImage 10 Solar System Colour Imager

I would like to share my early experiences with the Celestron NexImage 10 Solar System Colour Imager for those beginners like me. I have no doubt that experienced Astro Photographers would smile, but probably empathise with my difficulties. The Celestron Neximage 10 is basically a webcam camera for the night skies. It uses a light-sensitive imaging sensor to capture streaming video of any solar system object. This is then processed in the supplied computer packages.

2 Comments15 December 2022  |  Admin
Celestron Starsense AutoAlign Review - automatic alignment for your telescope

Is this a must or not? For me, it is a must and the best piece of equipment I have invested in for my astronomy hobby. I would class myself as an advanced beginner who still has a lot to learn. I discovered the Celestron StarSense Auto Align, a Celestron accessory gadget that would help find what I wanted with the minimum set up, it was a dream come true.

29 October 2022  |  Admin
Is the Vanguard VEO T37M the best camera bag for mirrorless cameras?

I think this bag is, quite possibly now, my go-to bag. The Vanguard T37M range is probably as close to perfect as any camera bag will get. It’s also possibly unique, as I don’t believe anyone else makes a bag of this type, in that size and certainly not at the same price point.

14 September 2022  |  Admin
Are the Celestron Nature DX ED 10x42 the best general purpose binoculars?

I think the Celestron Nature DX ED 10x42 are truly great value as general purpose binoculars, small, light (relatively) and a great view.

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