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Telescopes

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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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 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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Tuesday, 14 November 2017  |  Sam Lancaster
Is it worth buying an astronomy telescope for under £150?

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

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Friday, 6 October 2017  |  Admin
Attaching a Camera to Your Celestron Telescope

A great way to take pictures of terrestrial objects or even pictures of the moon - a video help guide by Celestron

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Thursday, 28 September 2017  |  Admin
Know your Astronomy Telescopes - Which one is right for me?

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.

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Friday, 8 July 2016  |  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 PicStop.co.uk . Then it was just a matter of eagerly awaited delivery.

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Friday, 13 November 2015  |  Admin
Review of the Skywatcher Explorer 130P SynScan AZ GoTo Telescope

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.

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