Author: Stuart Parkerson

Coronado SolarMax III Solar Telescope
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Coronado SolarMax III Solar Telescope

Meade’s Coronado SolarMax III Solar Telescope is a 70-mm f/5.7 refractor equipped with 60-mm external hydrogen-alpha (H-α) filters. The solar scope is available in both single-stacked (<0.7Å) and double-stacked (<0.5Å) bandpasses and either 10-mm or 15-mm blocking filters. What makes the Coronado SolarMax III standout? The SMIII 70-mm has a […]

Orion Dielectric Twist-Tight Mirror Star Diagonals
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Orion Dielectric Twist-Tight Mirror Star Diagonals

Orion Dielectric Twist-Tight Mirror Telescope Diagonals Orion has given its dielectric mirror diagonals a new twist – literally! With their twist-tight clamping mechanism, Orion Dielectric Twist-Tight Mirror Star Diagonals are a significant upgrade from typical thumbscrew-equipped diagonals. A simple clockwise twist of the knurled red-aluminum collar precisely centers any inserted […]

Astronomics Astro Tech AT60ED
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Astronomics Astro Tech AT60ED

The Astro-Tech AT60ED might be just the compact high-quality grab-and-go or travel scope you have been searching for.  The optical tube measures 9.5″ long with the dewshield retracted and 12.25″ with it fully extended.  The scope weighs in at a light 3.25 pounds all together. The dual speed 10:1 2″ […]

PrimaLuceLab Eagle Control Unit
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PrimaLuceLab Eagle Control Unit

PrimaLuceLab Eagle3 Control Unit: If there’s a downside to the not-unwarranted attention recently paid PrimaLuceLab’s refractors – its AIRY-series apos are, after all, truly gorgeous! – it is that its refractors risk overshadowing its other significant innovations. Witness the Eagle Control Unit. While it, too, receives the same striking finish […]