Skywatcher Star Adventurer Mount Reviewed

The Skywatcher Star Adventurer is a lightweight astrophotography mount that has transformed the game for both beginners and advanced astrophotographers alike, who want a solution to DSLR imaging at a low cost and weight. The Star Adventurer is a tiny equatorial tracking mount inspired by amateur/DIY tracking solutions but is a much more well-made, polished, … Read more

Celestron CGX Equatorial Mount Reviewed

The Celestron CGX is Celestron’s newest heavy payload computerized equatorial mount and is in a way the successor to the Celestron CGEM Mount, and boy is it much more successful compared to the CGEM! TheCGX’s design is improved, based on the mistakes that Celestron made with its previous CGEM and AVX mounts. The CGX is … Read more

SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro Mount Reviewed

The Skywatcher EQ6-R is one of Skywatcher’s newest mounts and is a revision of the excellent Skywatcher NEQ6 mount, a favorite equatorial mount among astrophotographers and visual observers alike. The EQ6-R was released in 2017 and is currently one of the most popular mounts for astrophotography, thanks to its new features. Skywatcher is one of … Read more

Celestron CGEM Mount Review

Celestron’s CGEM is one of Celestron’s first ventures into modern Computerised German Equatorial Mounts (Hence the name CGEM) and is the older brother of Celestron’s Advanced VX Mount, a smaller Celestron Equatorial mount. The CGEM is a mount for use with visual observing and astrophotography. It is commonly recognized as a “Clone” or even contender … Read more

Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Pro Mount Reviewed

Sky-Watcher’s HEQ5 Pro is one of the most recommended astrophotography mounts for beginners for good reasons. In fact, it’s the mount I started out with. The HEQ5 became available in the United States relatively recently, but a slightly altered rebranded version has been available as the Orion Sirius EQ-G for over a decade. However, the … Read more

Orion Sirius EQ-G Mount Review – Is Atlas EQ-G Better?

The Orion Sirius mount is many photographer’s first “serious” mount for good reason. In this Orion Sirius EQ-G mount review, we will take a look at why so many people turn to the Sirius when starting off in astrophotography. However, we need to keep in mind that this mount was designed for intermediate visual observing … Read more