Es Reid’s Top Telescope Picks

Es Reid’s Top Telescope Picks

Es Reid designs optical systems. He’s currently working on a very high powered and fancy microscope for an important company in Cambridge. On the side he bench tests commercial telescopes for First Light Optics and makes sure the telescopes they sell are up to...
The all new QHY533M: Review

The all new QHY533M: Review

Summary: All round great cooled astrophotography camera; super sensitive, supersonically low read noise, no amp glow, no dew problems and much cheaper than its bigger brother the QHY268 because it has a smaller 1” sensor. Affiliate Link: $1159.00 from High Point...
Best beginners telescope? The Svbony SV503 review:

Best beginners telescope? The Svbony SV503 review:

Everyone on Amazon who reviews Svbony’s 80mm ed refractor seems to love it. So I’m excited to try out the SV503 (thx Tyson) as it could be a a contender for the best beginners telescope for astrophotography. Rosette Nebula shot in just 2.5 hours with the SV503...
What is the best beginners astrophography rig?

What is the best beginners astrophography rig?

Now this is a question for the noob and seasoned nerd alike because the best beginners astrophotography rig is basically a travel rig and its essential for old astrofarts like myself to have a great little travel rig… Travel rigs aren’t just for when you’re...
THE BIG CHEAP SCOPE SHOOT OUT

THE BIG CHEAP SCOPE SHOOT OUT

In this video the biscuit tests out a whole flotilla of under £100 telescopes and discovers that one of them is head and shoulders above the rest. The result was a SUPRISE. I don’t want to give too much away but the old school nerds really did know what they...