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1966 Sears 76mm f/16 Equatorial Refractor - "A Telescope made for Astronomers"

May 18 2010 07:20 AM | Guido Santacana in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

The year was 1966 and the day was the 25th of December. Early that morning I woke up and joined my brother, sister and first cousin in the quest to see what Santa had delivered under the Christmas tree. There was a corrugated cardboard box wit

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Meade 60mm Refractor : Paperweight or Powerhouse?

Apr 20 2010 06:38 AM | phxbird in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

Never go on Ebay if you don't want to spend money! One night I was rooting around to see what great deals I could find. There was a time when I missed out on a $5,000 sports car that I could have bought for $450 had I just looked in the next barn! Do not want to make that mistake again especially when it comes to telescopes. I Saw a Meade 60mm refractor advertised for

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Borg 77ED SWII Ultra Light Refractor

Jan 27 2010 07:22 AM | JayKSC in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

In operation, the focuser movements are smooth provided that heavy diagonals and eyepieces are avoided. With my orthoscopics or plossls combined with a 1.25-inch diagonal, I found the helical focuser provided

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TeleVue 76 Doublet Apochromat Refractor

Jan 15 2010 07:30 AM | astroneil in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

Tele Vue has enjoyed great success throughout the United States as producers of high quality optical products for the discriminating visual observer and more recently for the advanced astro-imager. Even after 30 years, Tele Vue eyepieces are made to a standard by which all other designs are compared and are

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TeleVue 70mm Pronto ED Doublet Refractor

Dec 29 2009 09:42 AM | Guest in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

In March 1993 TeleVue introduced the 70mm "Pronto" ED doublet refractor telescope. Since then, the "Pronto" has become

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Galileoscope

Dec 24 2009 06:55 AM | Guest in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

Also, the Galileoscope arrives as a kit. Assembly is not terribly difficult but not something that I would

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Orion Observer 70mm Equatorial Refractor

Dec 23 2009 09:41 AM | eros312 in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

Initial assembly of the scope took about 15 minutes or so and the instruction manual is very well written. Setting up outside takes a minute. Just point the polar axis toward

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Author name: Kenneth R. Dodd
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Sky-Watcher, USA GreatStart 70AR-AZ2 Refractor Telescope

Dec 22 2009 08:43 AM | saturn5 in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

I wanted something light and easy to transport and yet would give me VG views of brighter double stars, brighter planets, the moon and of the brighter deep sky objects

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Author name: John Knefel
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Konus KJ-6 60mm Refractor

Dec 16 2009 09:41 AM | Guest in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

The optics are not that bad. I wasn't expecting much, but the objective is actually pretty decent. The achromatic objective is 60mm diameter with an 800mm

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Meade ETX60 AT

Dec 15 2009 07:33 AM | Zamboni in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

Optically, the telescope is quite good. The objective has very good multi-coatings. A star test revealed a tiny trace of undercorrection and

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Imaging with the Astro-Tech 66mm Refractor

Oct 21 2009 06:32 AM | Guest in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

The AT66 is a 66mm diameter cemented doublet, 400mm focal length, f6 instrument. There are many reviews available that detail the visual capabilities of the AT66 but I wanted to concentrate here on describing the imaging attributes

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Author name: George Kolb
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The Galileoscope

Sep 17 2009 07:30 AM | PaulEK in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

The Galileoscope is a "cornerstone project" of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA). It was designed by a team of folks who wanted to make the night sky available to as wide an audience as possible, especially young people

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Author name: Paul Kinzer
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William Optics Megrez 72FD

Jan 15 2008 01:37 AM | Astro_Slacker in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

In the recent years small achromatic refractors (APOs) have had a tremendous raise in popularity caused by affordable prices and an increasing interest in wide-field photography using DSLR cameras

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Astro-Tech 66 Refractor

Sep 11 2007 05:52 AM | StarStuff1 in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

I have observed with the AT 66 many times the last couple of months and it has always been a joy to use both day and night.

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William Optics Zenithstar Ferrari Telescope

Aug 28 2007 02:11 AM | Guest in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

William Optics Zenithstar 70 Ferrari Scope

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William Optcs 66mm SD and 66mm Petzval

Feb 11 2007 03:07 AM | timwether in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

Optics 66mm SD apo vs. 66mm Petzval Semi-apo

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Celestron Power Seeker 70mm Refractor

Jul 06 2006 09:32 AM | DanielR in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

The Celestron Power Seeker 70 mm F/13 refractor: overall it's an interesting looking telescope.

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Author name: Daniel W. Rickey, Ph.D.
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Astreya-76 Refractor

Jan 14 2006 03:42 AM | SergeyG in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

Russian optical excellence and Japanese craftsmanship combined

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William Optics Zenithstar 66mm ED

Jan 05 2006 02:24 AM | matt in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

The scope was bought in a French store, in a package which seems different than those offered in the US

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Author name: Chauveau Mathieu
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Borg 76ED Refractor

Jan 03 2006 04:53 AM | Simon Chung in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

The Borg 76ED is a scope with fine optics, superb portability and unmatched configurability

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Konus 70mm vs Ranger 70mm

Jan 01 2006 03:23 AM | stanyen in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

A Tale of Two Refractors

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Stellarvue F50 Finder Scope

Jan 01 2006 09:52 AM | Preston Smith in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

First Light with the F50 Finder AKA Sparrow Hawk

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Tele Vue Ranger

Dec 31 2005 01:00 PM | Oldfield So in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

A Complete Review of the Tele Vue Ranger

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Skylux 70mm f/10 Refractor

Dec 22 2005 04:27 AM | Jeffrey Bout in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

The Skylux 70mm F/10 refractor telescope is sold once or twice per year in a big low budget supermarket all over Europe

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ZenithStar 66mm ED APO

Dec 19 2005 02:42 AM | jwaldo in 60mm - 78mm Refractors

As an avid camper/hiker/traveler, I'm always on the lookout for a good travel scope that will go absolutely anywhere

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