So, let’s say you bought your first scope for around $150 to $300 – maybe it’s the Astronomers Without Borders One Sky scope, or one of its clones, like the Meade Lightbridge 130. Perhaps you’ve bought a refractor, like the Meade Infinity 102. Or, it could be that you bought something like the Celestron Astromaster […]Read More July 27, 2018: Goto Telescopes / Mounts
Happy Royal Wedding Day! (If you care about such things. Otherwise, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, wah wah wah.) A recent post on one of the Facebook astronomy pages got me to wondering about who does what when it comes to customer service in the astronomy biz. Particularly, what are the heavy hitters doing – Celestron, Meade, Skywatcher, Orion, […]Read More May 19, 2018: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Astro Customer Service
I have pretty much made up my mind as to what I’m going to do in terms of my jump up in aperture. Well, to be more grammatically correct, I had pretty much made up my mind. As I discussed in this blog post a couple of months ago, I was basically looking at using […]Read More May 15, 2017: Celestron or Meade? PC or Mac?
Continuing with my review of the ch-ch-changes (we’ll miss you, Starman!) I’ve experienced in astronomy over the past 35 years, we move on to the telescope and eyepiece revolutions. As far as we knew, the largest “portable” telescopes back then were the C14s, the orange tube SCTs. Oh, there were ads in Sky & […]Read More January 26, 2016: 35-Year-End Review, Part 2 – Scopes and Eyepieces
Having bought a brand new Celestron NexStar 127SLT Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope just about a month ago, I thought it would be a good idea to start keeping a blog about not only my observations but also the upgrades I’ll be making to my scope . This first post is probably going to be much, much longer than others, […]Read More December 3, 2014 – Welcome to My Astro Blog! History of My Astronomizing, Part 1