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Monday, 8 June 2020  |  Admin
Why the mid priced Celestron StarSense Explorer 114AZ Telescope is easy to set up & simple for the novice

I was given a book on stargazing so started looking for a telescope, and having done a small bit of research decided on a Celestron as had been told they were a good make. Having looked on the web I decided on purchasing the Celestron LT114AZ telescope as it was a good mid-price and looked simple for a novice. Product ordered, the next day it arrived.

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Tuesday, 2 June 2020  |  Admin
Why the StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ is perfect for a novice hobby astronomer

I recently bought the Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114AZ, as I was really intrigued by being able to use a smartphone to guide me as a fairly novice hobby astronomer through the night sky. As with every new technology you I was at first skeptic but… This actually works amazingly well. With no prior experience of the night sky and celestial objects you can take this telescope out, setup your phone and just like that, you are looking at the moon, star systems and various planets!

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Saturday, 30 May 2020  |  Admin
Why the Celestron StarSense Explorer 114AZ is a brilliant starter telescope

I waited over a week for a clear night, then set myself up for an evening of astronomy. The Starsense application is nothing short of genius. Once everything is aligned and your mobile phone is in the telescope's cradle, you press a couple of buttons to select what you'd like to see, the app works it's magic and directional arrows appear on screen, you follow these and a green lock on symbol appears, look through the viewfinder and there is your celestial body of choice. It really is that simple.

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Monday, 25 May 2020  |  Admin
Finding a suitable telescope for new astronomy enthusiast with very little astronomy experience

After doing a lot of research the Celestron 130EQ newtonian reflector model kept coming up and now it's clear to see why it's a great starting point.... Using the telescope itself we tested it out on some bright stars by configuring the viewfinder and taking our time to learn to use the different dials. We progressively moved onto different stars which just look like bright tiny lights in the distance but is fascinating to see.

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Saturday, 16 May 2020  |  Admin
Is the Celestron 130EQ a good Beginner Astronomy Telescope ?

I have always been interested in astronomy and the night sky but with a bit more time on my hands in lockdown I decided to get a bit more serious. That said I had no idea about telescopes and specifications, lenses, eyepieces etc so I looked around on the net and plenty of sites seemed to recommend Celestron as good beginner scopes. The 130eq seemed about the most powerful in the beginners price range that I was looking at and had good reviews for the quality of the optics and general build quality. It also seemed to be portable which many of the more powerful scopes aren't as the wight, length and bulk increases. As it can be used for daytime terrestrial viewing this is a plus point.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020  |  Admin
Celestron PowerTank Lithium Pro 18768 Review

Powering a telescope using a suitable battery source rather than mains power has the advantage that the telescope, without the restriction of a mains lead, becomes both portable and safer - due to the absence of at least one tripping hazard! Lead-acid batteries have the disadvantage of being excessively bulky and heavy and in my experience have a relatively short life.

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Monday, 11 May 2020  |  Admin
I love my SanDisk Clip Sport GO MP3 Player

I love my SanDisk Clip Sport GO MP3 player and would certainly recommend it to everybody interested. The sound quality is fantastic. I would say this is a must buy for those looking for a reliable MP3 player at an unbelievable price

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Monday, 4 May 2020  |  Admin
Meade Polaris 130mm Telescope – Excellent Start to Astronomy

Not only was it the best price at the time of searching but also promised a swift delivery, which meant I might still make for some Pink Moon spotting

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Thursday, 29 August 2019  |  Admin
Seeking the ideal spotting scope - Review of the Celestron 20-60x60mm UpClose Straight Spotting Scope

I have looked at a number of spotting scopes suitable for birdwatching, borrowing one to start with. I have just received my Celestron 20-60 x 60 and am delighted with it.

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1 CommentFriday, 9 August 2019  |  Admin
Tiny Flash Drive Miracle

I bought one of these to replace the older USB 3.0 version which got dangerously hot and even burnt my hand.

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1 CommentThursday, 25 July 2019  |  Admin
Use Endurance Micro SD in your CCTV or Dash Cam or the warranty is invalid

If you think it is important enough to record data on a dash cam or CCTV system then why risk recording to a memory card that is simply not suitable ? Find out why you should be using one of the Micro SD cards from either the Samsung PRO Endurance Micro SDXC offering or SanDisk High Endurance 100MBs Micro SDXC Card range, both cards are specifically designed to work in dash cam and CCTV monitoring systems.

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018  |  Sam Lancaster
Review of the Celestron Upclose G2 10x50 Binoculars

10x magnification makes these binoculars very versatile ... You've got to love the look of a pair of porro binoculars, and you've got to love the design of these binoculars in particular.... The binoculars gave me some brilliantly bright imagery...

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1 CommentWednesday, 10 October 2018  |  Sam Lancaster
Does the Celestron Regal M2 80ED Spotting Scope offer you bang for your buck?

Sitting at the highest end of spotting scopes is Celestron’s Regal M2. It’s a large scope with a large price tag. Would there be any bang for your buck? Let’s see if it’s worth saving up for.

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Monday, 1 October 2018  |  Sam Lancaster
Is the Celestron Landscout 10-30 x 50 the best cheap spotting scope

Leaning towards the cheaper end of the spotting scope market is the Landscout 10-30 x 50, a small offering by optics company Celestron.
Spotting scopes have two major uses: spotting animals and for checking targets in firing ranges. Is this compact spotting scope powerful enough to do either?

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018  |  Sam Lancaster
Review of the Celestron Outland X 8x42 Binoculars

I’ve been sent a pair of Celestron Outland X 8x42 binoculars to try out, they’re a sleek pair of roof prism binoculars, at a moderate price, but what can they offer?

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