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If you know what telescope model(s) you’re interested in buying, then this is the right section for you.

We’ve carried out detailed user reviews of dozens of the market’s most popular telescopes and rated them for which type of astronomy they best suit, their optics, mount, included equipment, setup and use, and astrophotography.

Each of these detailed reviews shares the positives and negatives of the telescope, all the data you need, and gives benchmark scores to help you decide if they’re the right one for you.

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Celestron NexStar 130SLT Review – 2024 Update

Celestron NexStar 130SLT Review – 2024 Update

Celestron’s NexStar 130 SLT Computerized Telescope is a powerhouse for novice astronomers. Although,…

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Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 HD Telescope Review

Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100 HD Telescope Review

The Celestron CPC Deluxe 1100HD, provides incredible optical quality whether viewing planets, DSOs,…

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Orion EON 130mm ED Triplet APO Telescope Review for 2024

Orion EON 130mm ED Triplet APO Telescope Review for 2024

Overview Anyone who is familiar with APO triplets like this one is aware…

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Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope – Complete Review for 2024

Celestron NexStar 6SE Telescope – Complete Review for 2024

The Celestron 6SE telescope is ideal for novice astronomers, but it’s not all…

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Celestron Advanced VX 6″ Refractor Telescope Review 2024

Celestron Advanced VX 6″ Refractor Telescope Review 2024

If you’re searching for a quality 6” refractor with a sturdy mount that…

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Orion StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Telescope Review 2024

Orion StarBlast 6i IntelliScope Telescope Review 2024

Thanks to its blend of optical quality, portability, and usability, we think the…

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Orion SkyView Pro 8″ Equatorial Reflector Telescope Review 2024

Orion SkyView Pro 8″ Equatorial Reflector Telescope Review 2024

Find out why we think the Orion SkyView Pro 8″ reflector telescope could…

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Celestron AstroMaster 130mm EQ Reflector Telescope Review  2024

Celestron AstroMaster 130mm EQ Reflector Telescope Review 2024

This 130mm Newtonian offers a balanced blend of performance, style, and value. But……

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Orion SkyQuest XX12i Intelliscope Truss Dobsonian Telescope Review 2024

Orion SkyQuest XX12i Intelliscope Truss Dobsonian Telescope Review 2024

Introduction Orion has long established itself as one of the most trusted names…

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Celestron 80mm Travel Scope (With Backpack) 2024 Review

Celestron 80mm Travel Scope (With Backpack) 2024 Review

If you’re looking for a fun, easy-to-use, and portable telescope, the 80mm Celestron…

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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dobsonian Telescope Review 2024

Orion SkyQuest XT6 Dobsonian Telescope Review 2024

Introduction The Orion SkyQuest XT6 (link opens a new tab) and XT6 Plus…

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Apertura AD8 Dobsonian Telescope Review

Apertura AD8 Dobsonian Telescope Review

The Apertura AD8 Dobsonian telescope is one of the most capable and value-packed…

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