APM LZOS 115 Triplet Apo Refractor Review

The TMB designed, LZOS manufactured, APM LZOS 115 f/7 triplet Apo refractor is an outstanding performer at home and as a travelling scope, both for visual use and astrophotography.

Takahashi FS-60Q Review

The 1.7x CQ module converts the FS-60 into an f/10 quadruplet of almost unsurpassed optical quality giving the user a highly portable scope that can do it all.

nPAE 6061 Medium Turret Review

The nPAE 6061 Medium Turret is well engineered and quite fun to use, saving valuable time while observing & allowing high power work during tranquil moments because eyepieces can be switched in seconds.

Stargazing in the NamibRand Nature Reserve Part 2

Part 2 of my observing report of my week of stargazing in the IDA gold rated NamibRand Nature Reserve.

Vixen SG 2.1×42 Binoculars Review

The Vixen SG 2.1x42 binoculars not only provide immersive views of the Milky Way and entire constellations in a way no other optical design can, but their utility in aiding star hopping thanks to a magnitude gain of +1.5 makes them very useful even if dark sky visits are infrequent.
Equipment Reviews

Equipment Reviews

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Observing Reports

Observing Reports

Stargazing reports from my astronomy related travels and more interesting local observing too
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