Telescope Review Master List

Can't find the scope review you're looking for? Look it up in the master list below. Reviews without dates are pre-12/98 Some scopes go under many different names (Alternate names in parenthesis) 

Updated 9/25/17


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REFLECTORS

Reflector  

Astro Sky 10" f/5.6 Dobsonian 2/11/05

  Astro Tech AT6IN 6"f/4 Imaging Newtonian 8/31/11 

Astro Tech AT10IN 10"f/4 Imaging Newtonian 5/1/14 

Celestron #21024 3" f/4 Dobsonian 12/1/12

Celestron C6 Newtonian  

Celestron C4.5

  Celestron Cometron 90 mm  

Celestron 8" Starhopper Dobsonian 6/27/99

Celestron 12" Starhopper Dobsonian 6/5/10, 1/12/17

  Celestron 8" G8N (Hybrid Newtonian) 1/31/01 

Celestron NexStar 114 (Hybrid Newtonian) 10/10/03

  Coulter 13.1" Dobsonian

  Discovery 12.5" Truss Dob 7/16/01

  DGM Optics 4.0" Off-Axis Newtonian 11/20/00

  DGM Optics 5.5" Off-Axis Newtonian 3/26/99

  Edmund Scientific Astroscan 11/20/06

  Edmund Scientific 4.25" f/10.6 Reflector 3/30/08

Vintage AC Gilbert 80X Reflector 11/30/16

  Mag 1 Instruments 12.5"Portaball 

Mag 1 Instruments 8" Portaball  

Meade 10" Starfinder Dobsonian  

Meade 6" Starfinder Equatorial  

Meade 6" Starfinder Dobsonian 1/2/99 

Meade 6" f/8 Model #591

  Meade DS10

  Meade 12" Starfinder Dobsonian

  Meade 16" Starfinder Dobsonian 1/2/02

  Meade 16" Starfinder Equatorial 1/2/02

  Night Sky Structure 5/20/02 

20" Obsession 10/17/99 

18" Obsession 7/30/01

  36" Obsession 9/20/01

  Orion -U.K.- Europa 8" f/6  

Orion 8" f/4 Newtonian Astrograph 12/5/10 

Orion XT4.5 4.5" f/8 Dob 2/1/02 

Orion XT6 6" f/8 Dob 12/4/00

  Orion XT8 8" f/6 Dob 3/31/00 

Orion XT8 8" f/6 Dob (2014 Review) 8/14/14

Orion 8" f/5 OTA 11/2/16

Orion XT10 10" f/5 Dob 2/1/02 

Orion XT10 Intelliscope 4/11/04 

Orion Premium Deep Space Explorer 12.5" Dob 5/20/99 

Orion Premium Deep Space Explorer 16" Dob 

Orion Starblast 4.5" Dob 8/1/03 

Orion Starblast 4.5" Equatorial 9/18/11

Orion Starblast 6 Dob 10/1/12

(Edmund) Scientifics Astroscan 11/20/06

  Sovietski 6" f/8 (TAL-2) 3/10/00

  Sky Designs 24" Dobsonian  

 Skywatcher 10" Collapsible Dobsonian 2/15/17

Starmaster 7" f/5.6 Oak Classic  

Starmaster 10" EL Dobsonian 10/4/99 

Starmaster 11" EL Dobsonian 12/4/00

  Starmaster 11" ELT "Shorty" 5/20/02 

Starmaster 12.5" EL Dobsonian 1/12/01 

Starmaster 14.5" Dobsonian 9/5/01 

Starmaster 22" Dobsonian 1/1/02 

TAL-2 6" f/8 (Sovietski 6" f/8) 3/10/00 

Takahashi Epsilon 200 3/08/99

Vixen R130sf w/ Porta Mount 2/1/14


REFRACTORS

Refractor  

Astro-Tech AT66 OTA 5/20/16

Astro-Tech AT72ED 1/12/16

Astrotelescopes 6" f/5.9 4/26/10

Astro-Physics Stowaway 7/9/99 

Astro-Physics Stowaway, Version 2 2/11/05

  Astro-Physics Traveler

  Astro-Physics Star 12 ED  

Astro-Physics AP130 f/8 EDT  

Astro-Physics AP130 f/6 2/1/02

  Astro-Physics AP155 EDFS  

Astro-Physics AP180 f/7 EDT 9/6/00

Astro-Physics AP175  5/13/13  

  Brandon 80 mm Master Birder

  Carton 60 mm f/7

Carton 4" f/13 5/15/00 

Celestron FS80WA (Orion Short Tube 80)  

Celestron C102ED  

Celestron C102HD  

Celestron C102 OTA (2013 version)  4/1//13

Celestron 102 mm f/5 (Skywatcher 4" f/5) 5/15/00

  Celestron CR150 (Skywatcher 6" f/8) 11/23/99 

Explore Scientific 6" f/6.5 4/26/10

Explore Scientific AR127 10/22/16

Explore Scientific ED127 apo 11/20/16

Galileoscope 10/3/09

Levenhuk Ra 80mm Triplet 3/20/16

Meade #390/ #395 90 mm 12/8/98 

Meade #226 60 mm

  Meade 102ACHR/500  

Meade 102APO/500 3/22/99 

Meade 152ED 6" ED 4/27/99

  Meade 178ED 7" ED

  Meade ETX60AT 10/1/01

  Megrez 80 mm f/6 4/6/01

  Nikon 4" f/12 APO 5/28/99 

Orion Executive Brass Mini Scope 9/11/00

Orion 80 mm GoScope Refractor  4/17/13 

Orion Short Tube 80 (Celestron FS80WA) (Review #1, 1997)

  Orion Short Tube 80 (Review #2, January 2012) 1/18/12

  Orion 80 mm EQ Ultra Orion 80 mm ED apo 2/1/04

  Orion Skywatcher 120 8/7/00 

Orion Astroview 120 8/7/00 

Orion (Vixen) 102 ED f/6.5 10/9/00

  Orion (Vixen) VX120 Neo-Achromat 6/15/00

  Pentax 75 SDHF 8/7/00 

Saturn by Meade 60 mm f/15

  Skywatcher 4" f/5 (Celestron 4" f/5) 5/15/00 

Skywatcher 120" f/8.3 (Orion Skywatcher) 8/7/00 

Skywatcher 6" f/8 (Celestron CR150) 11/23/99 

Stellarvue 80 mm f/6 6/23/00 

Stellarvue 80 mm f/9 6/1/01 

Stellarvue AT1010 f/6 4/1/02

  Takahashi FC50 12/10/98 

Takahashi FC60 3/10/00

Takahashi Teegul-60  9/22/13  

Takahashi FS-60C (Short Version)  2/14/12

Takahashi FC76 12/10/98 

Takahashi FC76 (2014 Review) 3/10/14

Takahahsi FCL 90 "Sky 90" 12/13/00 

Takahahsi FCL 90 "Sky 90" (2nd Review/Comparo) 4/1/14

Takahashi FC100 4/20/99

Takahashi FC100 (2nd Review, 2013)  5/13/13  

  Takahashi FS102  

Takahashi FS152 8/23/00 

Takahashi FCT150 3/30/01 

TeleVue 60 2/1/04 

TeleVue Ranger  

TeleVue Pronto 3/24/00 

TeleVue 76 1/13/03 

TeleVue Oracle 3 76 mm  

TeleVue 85

  TeleVue Bizarro  

TeleVue Genesis sdf  

TeleVue Renaissance (non-sdf)

  TeleVue 102 7/1/00 

TMB Fluorostar 4" 10/17/99 

TMB 92 SS (Review/Comparo) 3/18/14

Unitron 3" f/16  

Vista 508 80 mm f/5 (Orion Short Tube 80)  

Vixen 60 mm f/15

  Vixen 80 mm f/15  

Vixen 102ED f/6.5 (Orion) 10/9/00 

Vixen VX120 Neo-Achromat (Orion VX120) 6/15/00


CATADIOPTRICS

Catadioptric  

Astro-Physics 10" Maksutov 4/13/01

Astro-Physics AP305 Riccardi-Honders 1/12/17

  Celestron Celestar 8  

Celestron C90 Maksutov (Comparo) 5/13/11  

Celestron C90 Maksutov 11/18/11 

Celestron C5 SCT 11/18/11 

Celestron C6 SCT 3/4/11   

Celestron C8 SCT 3/4/11    

Celestron NexStar 5se 12/12/16

Celestron NexStar 8i (2003 Version) 12/2/13 

Celestron C8 Tribute Page 3/4/11  

Celestron G5 SCT  

Celestron C 9.25 8/7/00 

Celestron CM 1400 8/6/99

  Intes MK67 (Orion Argonaut) 10/9/00 

Intes MN56 5" f/6 Mak-Newt 8/6/99 

Intes MN61 6" f/6 Mak-Newt (Orion Argonaut) 1/2/99 

Intes-Micro 8" f/6 Mak-Newt

  Meade ETX 90-RA

  Meade ETX 90 (Comparo) 5/13/11  

Meade 7" f/15 LX200 

Maksutov Meade 8" LX10

  Meade 10" LX50  

Meade 12" LX200  

Orion Argonaut 6" Mak-Cass (Intes MK67) 10/9/00 

Orion Argonaut 6" Mak-Newt (Intes MN61)

Orion 180 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain 10/8/16, 1/12/17

  Orion StarMax 127 Mak-Cass 10/1/01 

Orion -U.K.- 8" f/4 Schmidt-Newtonian Vixen VC200L 12/16/03 

Questar 90 (Comparo) 5/13/11  

Questar 7

Vixen VC200L 12/16/03

 


 

EYEPIECES

  Eyepieces  

Celestron Ultima 7.5 mm, 18 mm  

Celestron Ultima 30 mm  

Celestron 25 mm SMA

  Collins I3 Piece 3/24/00 

Intes-Micro 12 mm

  Kasai 30 mm  

Leitz 30 mm 11/8/99 

Meade MA 25

  Meade 18 mm SWA  

Meade 32 mm SWA

  Meade 40 mm SWA  

Meade Series 3000 40 mm Plossl  

Meade Series 4000 Plossls  

Meade 7 mm Research Grade Orthoscopic 1/31/99 

Meade Series 4000 8-24 mm Zoom 5/18/99, 3/00 

Orion 35 mm Ultrascopic  

Orion 17 mm Sirius Plossl  

Pentax 7 mm SMC-XL

  Pentax .965" Orthoscopics  

Rini Modified Plossls  

Siebert 12.5 mm and 32 mm 12/6/99 

TeleVue Plossls  

TeleVue 15 mm Wide Field

  TeleVue 15 mm Panoptic

  TeleVue 19 mm Panoptic  

TeleVue Panoptic Overview  

TeleVue Nagler Overview

TeleVue Ethos Overview 10/11/10

  TeleVue Radian Overview 12/26/98

  TeleVue 8-24 mm Zoom Eyepiece 5/18/99, 3/00 

University Optics Orthoscopics  

Vixen 8-24 mm Zoom Eyepiece 5/18/99, 3/00


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