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Mar 29 2011 05:24 AM | David Knisely in Accessories Reports
I had purchased a QuickFinder to put on the front of the dewcap of my 100mm f/6 refractor, as I was occasionally having trouble getting to the new "correct-image" right angle optical finder I had installed earlier
Jan 12 2011 10:58 AM | David Knisely in New CN Reports in [!monthname!]
The Orion SkyQuest XX14i Truss-tube Dobsonian is a fairly nice large aperture instrument for the amateur who needs something a bit bigger than what is usually offered by the solid tubed telescopes.
Mar 18 2010 06:52 AM | EdZ in Binocular Reports
First, let me say these are three fine binoculars. Oh yes, one is better than the others, but none of the three would be something you wouldn’t want to own. I've measured many binoculars of all sizes. Some of the measures put up by one or the other of these three rank among
Jan 12 2010 10:31 AM | David Knisely in Accessories Reports
There has been considerable controversy concerning the effectiveness of various broad-band “Light Pollution Reduction” filters ever since the first decent ones appeared in the early 1980's. Some observers contend that
Dec 30 2009 08:35 AM | EdZ in Binocular Reports
We often hear people state exit pupil is what determines the brightness of your binoculars. But stop for a moment and think, that does not explain why sometimes it seems that two binoculars, even with the same size exit pupil, do not
Nov 04 2009 07:02 AM | David Knisely in Eyepiece Reports
Wider-field "budget" eyepieces seem to be all the rage these days. Some are not all that great in the performance department (especially in faster scopes), but once in a while, one comes by which sets itself apart