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iOptron iExplore 70 AZ Telescope FirstLook

November 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Meade and Celestron are the two dominant players in the telescope market. In the past, the astro gear (LX200GPS, ASGT tripod, HyperStar, etc…) we looked at was more [...]

NEAF 2011: Wrap up

April 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

This is the final installment of the 2011 NEAF Conference write-ups. It was our first time attending the Expo and it was excellent. We got to meet and chat with like-minded [...]

NEAF 2011

April 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

Astronomy may be the most accessible of the scientific disciplines to the general public. All that is really needed is a clear night, a comfortable chair, and a pair of [...]

Meade RCX400 Tripod Comparison

January 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Yesterday we took a FirstLook at our newly acquired Meade RCX400 Ultra-Stable tripod. Weighing in at close to 60 lbs, this tripod is a beast. However, since it can [...]

Meade RCX400 Tripod

January 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

Bigger is definitely better when it comes to telescope tripods. The main reason is telescopes are very sensitive to vibrations. The sturdier the tripod, the better the [...]

World Science Festival 2010

June 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

A full-scale model of the world’s most powerful space telescope was in New York City last week as part of the World Science Festival. NASA’s James Webb Space [...]
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