Wednesday, 8 July 2020 | Admin
As a complete novice I was looking for a dual purpose telescope for celestial and terrestrial viewing. Living in a town environment but within easy walking distance to open countryside, I wanted a lightweight mobile scope that I could easily carry or stick in the car. The Celestron Travel Scope 70 DX with BackPack seemed to fit the bill!
Wednesday, 1 July 2020 | Admin
After doing a little research on the internet for a telescope that would be suitable for an adult novice but also have the ability to be useful for an intermediate, I came across the Celestron Astromaster 114EQ Astro Telescope. This seemed to tick all the boxes for me with its affordable price and a range of features that would allow a beginner like me to instantly enjoy whilst also having the capability to keep me engaged as my experience grows.
Monday, 8 June 2020 | Admin
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.
Tuesday, 2 June 2020 | Admin
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!
Saturday, 30 May 2020 | Admin
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.
Monday, 25 May 2020 | Admin
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.
Saturday, 16 May 2020 | Admin
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.
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | Admin
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.
Monday, 4 May 2020 | Admin
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
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | Sam Lancaster
Is it worth buying an astronomy telescope for under £150? .. I’ve chosen to look at the Celestron Inspire 70AZ Refractor telescope, an entry level telescope from a leading optical manufacturer Celestron
Friday, 6 October 2017 | Admin
A great way to take pictures of terrestrial objects or even pictures of the moon - a video help guide by Celestron
Thursday, 28 September 2017 | Admin
The world of astronomy is growing in popularity by the day. Those that wish to gaze even further into the night sky can do so with the aid of a telescope. An Astronomy Telescope allows the human eye to experience another galaxy. When deciding on which telescope is right for you, it is essential that you know how to differentiate the three most popular types so you can carefully select the right one for your requirements.
Friday, 4 December 2015 | Admin
Beginners Telescope - My name is Finlo I am a 60 year old kid and love Big Boy toys. I have always had an interest in the planets and stars. I used to think I would like a beginners telescope, but the ones I saw were so expensive, if I didn't like it then it would be a waste of money.
Friday, 13 November 2015 | Admin
I couldn’t wait to get the new Skywatcher Explorer 130P GoTo Telescope out of the box and put it to the test this week – I even got to take it home with me for a night! Thankfully, for a change, the skies were clear. First things first, this is a magnificently simple little telescope to use, but has the optical power and performance that would easily satisfy advanced observers, making it ideal for newbies and veterans alike. I’d class myself as somewhere in between the two, so it’s in…very capable hands.