Telescope Buyers’ Guides
Best Dobsonian Telescopes
$300+ Dobsonians, the best-designed scopes that give the best bang for your buck
Best Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes
$1000+ compact, low maintenance, super optics telescopes, mostly from Celestron.
$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 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.
$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 Astronomical Binoculars
For a budget less than $100, binoculars are a much better choice than a cheap telescope
Best Home Planetariums
Entertainment oriented home planetariums and star projectors for kids and enthusiasts
Best Astronomy Flashlights
Flashlights(mainly red lighted) to navigate without ruining your night vision