TS Optics 71SDQ review

71SDQ first look TS Optics 71SDQ quadruplet refractor TS Optics 71SDQ quadruplet refractor is somehow new product targeted mainly for portable…


Meade ACF first light

After about a week from a moment my new Meade ACF tube was installed on the pier I had a chance for first light. I was not completely prepared for…


Meade ACF 10" f/10

Meade ACF 10" telescope on EQ6 mount So here it came - new kid on the block. 130mm triplet went to new happy owner, and was exchanged with this…


iOptron Smart EQ Pro - quick review

About two months ago I purchased iOptron Smart EQ Pro mount - and here is my small review. Smart EQ Pro is a tiny equatorial mount with GoTo that,…


Few nights with Celestron CGX - night I

It is pretty close to summer solstice, so plenty of time for preparing setup for night session. Day is extremely long, and night ends in no time.…


To CMOS or not to CMOS

CMOS sensor based astronomy cameras are becoming more and more popular among astrophotography amateurs. What differs CMOS from CCD? Is this really…


Sky Watcher EQ6-R review

EQ6-R first time look I recently received from Delta Optical company for tests new Sky Watcher EQ6-R equatorial mount. It will be a successor of…


Samyang 135 f/2 ED UMC for fast widefields

I have already read much good about Samyang 135 f/2 lens before I decided to purchase one. Its main purpose in my field will be wide-field…


Pin point stars on sale

Although chip size in my Atik 314L+ camera is relatively small (12mm diagonal) coma from my f/5 newton is visible at the image corners. So I started…