Best Flashlight for Astronomy – How To Choose One?

To be honest, this is one of those cases where I don’t think it’s possible to give a single brand or model the honor of being named “the” best astronomical red flashlight. This is largely going to be a matter of personal preference. But, that said, we can certainly discuss the features to look for … Read more

Celestron NexStar 6SE Review – Recommended Scope

Several years ago, I took over responsibility for managing my club’s Loaner Telescope program. We had a fairly rag-tag fleet of telescopes, everything from an 80mm short-tube refractor to 14.5-inch truss Dobsonian. At the time I took over, we had two NexStar SE scopes, a 5SE and a 6SE. During my tenure, we accepted donations … Read more

Orion 8″ Astrograph Telescope Reviewed

In 2010, Orion released the first in a line of fast Newtonian telescopes intended for astrophotography, containing 4.5, 6”, 8” and 10” models. The 4.5” has sadly been completely pulled from the market, while the 6” has been repeatedly discontinued and re-released. We will be focusing on the 8” model in this review, but keep … Read more