Product Guides


Telescope Buyers’ Guides
Best Telescopes
Our expert’s telescope recommendations ranging from $100 to $2500
Best Kids’ Telescopes
Low budgeted(<$400) telescope recommendations for elementary school-aged kids
Best Dobsonian Telescopes
$300+ Dobsonians, the best-designed scopes that give the best bang for your buck
Best Planetary Imaging Telescopes
$350+ Dob and GoTo telescope recommendations for imaging planets
Best Computerized Telescopes
$350+ computerized telescopes with hands free automatic tracking.
Best Refractor Telescopes
$150+ telescopes with higher visual contrast and unmatched convenience
Best Catadioptric Telescopes
Best Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
$1000+ compact, low maintenance, super optics telescopes, mostly from Celestron.
Best Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescopes
Best Solar Telescopes
$100+ dedicated solar telescopes that show solar flares and prominences
Best Portable Telescopes
$100-$2000 telescopes that you’d like to travel with
Telescope Accessories Guides
$50-$300 eyepieces to optimize your viewing experience with your telescope. We also have stand-alone guides on Goldline eyepieces, Zoom eyepieces, Plossl eyepieces, and TeleVue eyepieces.
A single guide to knowing the best light pollution, solar, color, and deep sky filters for specific use cases. We also have a stand-alone guide on Solar Filters.
Best Barlow Lenses
High-quality Barlow lenses to increase eyepiece magnification choices while using telescopes
Best Telescope Finderscopes
5 each recommendations from the finderscope categories of Red-dot, Straight-through, and right-angle (RACI)
Best Stargazing Laserpointers
Green laser pointer recommendations and guide written with a safety-first approach.
Best Smartphone Astronomy Adapters
Smartphone adapter recommendations to control and do basic astrophotography with telescopes
Best Collimators (Cheshire & Laser)
A must-have accessory for the alignment of Newtonian-reflecting telescopes
Best Star Diagonals
Prism and Mirror Star Diagonal Recommendations in 1.25″ and 2″ formats
Best Focal Reducers and Flatteners
Astrophotography Guides
Best Astrophotography Telescopes (OTA Only)
$500+ telescope (optical tube only) recommendations for photographing deep-sky objects (DSO’s)
Best Computerized Mounts
$400-$5000 computerized mounts that would fit your visual and, mainly, astrophotography needs
Best Equatorial Mounts
$850+ EQ mounts for perfect astrophotography of deep-sky objects
Best StarTrackers
$250-$1000 star trackers that can hold cameras or small telescopes for long-exposure astrophotography
Best Astrophotography Cameras
$450+ telescope recommendations for photographing deep-sky objects (DSO’s)
Best Autoguiders and Guide Scopes
$75+ guide cameras and guide scopes for long-exposure astrophotography
Binoculars Guides
Best Astronomical Binoculars
For a budget less than $100, binoculars are a much better choice than a cheap telescope
Best 7×50 Astronomy Binoculars
Best 10×50 Astronomy Binoculars
Best Tripods for Binoculars
Miscellaneous Buying Guides
Best Astronomy Flashlights
Best US Telescope Retailers