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4 Comments13 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.

3 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.

2 Comments8 August 2022  |  Admin
Review, set-up, and using the Celestron Powerseeker 127AZ Astronomy Telescope Kit.

​You will need patience, but if you have that and time, it’s a lot of telescope for not a lot of money. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the telescope body is actually metal, not plastic. Though still lightweight, it does feel fairly robust.

15 June 2022  |  Admin
Just how good is a Vanguard tripod like the ball-head ​VEO 3+ 263AB?

After much deliberation I decided to trust the positive reviews and purchase the highly recommended Vanguard VEO 3+ 263AB and I can honestly say it is worth every penny, I seriously cannot find anything I would change on this tripod.

19 April 2022  |  Admin
Is the Celestron Nexstar 6SE astronomy telescope worth the money?

The Celestron Nexstar 6SE was a telescope I had put a lot of research into, and I took the plunge, I am not disappointed. 

8 Comments25 February 2022  |  Admin
Celestron Astro Fi Telescope Android Wi-Fi connection problems resolved.

My android device either won't connect or instantly loses Wi-Fi connection between my Celestron Astro Fi Telescope and android smartphone, I've tried everything!

7 January 2022  |  Admin
Is the Vanguard Endeavor HD 82A the best Mid-Range Spotting Scope for birdwatching?

I found that the Vanguard Endeavor HD 82A Spotting Scope came out with superb reviews on many websites and only had one real competitor in the mid-range categories, which was a brand that I had not heard of. So, I opted for the Vanguard scope and have not been disappointed with it at all.

22 October 2021  |  Admin
Review of the Celestron NexStar 127SLT Computerised GoTo Telescope

I'm writing this review on my new Celestron 127mm Maksutov Cassegrain Nexstar SLT. This telescope is my second purchase for astronomy, more so planetary observation. Overall I'm very impressed with this Celestron Nexstar telescope

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