review_archive
This is a far from complete list of the telescope and accessory reviews that I’ve conducted to date across all publications. Please come back from time to time to see what's new.

Astronomy Now magazine reviews.

April 2008
Celestron NexStar 5 SE

March 2008
Orion Premium 102mm f/7 refractor

January 2008
iOptron SmartStar A-MC90 GPS GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain

December 2007
Orion Optics OD150L De-luxe Dobsonian

November 2007
Burgess Optical 91mm f/6.6 triplet refractor

October 2007
Sky-Watcher SupaTrak range
Skyliner-300P 12-inch Dobsonian

September 2007
Astronomica's Astrotent
Celestron NexStar 6 SE

August 2007
Celestron Ultima DX 9x63 binocular

July 2007
Gotostar & SynScan EQ5 GoTo mounts

June 2007
Cape Instruments' Newise 200X

May 2007
Sky-Watcher Explorer-130PM

May 2007
William Optics UWAN eyepieces

April 2007
Orion StarBlast 4.5 imaging optical tube assembly

February 2007
Orion TeleTrack mount

Astronomy Now’s 2007 Yearbook
Group Test: Three 80mm ED refractors
• Celestron Onyx 80 EDF
• Moonfish 80ED
• Revelation 80ED

December 2006
Meade 8-inch LX200R optical tube assembly

October 2006
Group test: Seven 10x50 binoculars for astronomy
• Celestron UpClose
• Celestron OptiView LPR
• Helios Fieldmaster
• Helios Naturesport-Plus
• Helios Ultimate-HR
• Bresser Cobra
• Bresser Corvette

August 2006
Coronado PST Hα & CaK solar telescopes

Sky & Telescope magazine reviews.

August 2006
Celestron's C6-SGT Schmidt-Cassegrain

March 2006
Celestron's CPC 800 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain

September 2001
Orion's 10-inch XT10 Dobsonian

Astronomy magazine reviews.

January 2005
Orion's IntelliScope XT10 Dobsonian

BBC Sky at Night magazine reviews.

June 2006 - issue 13
Group Test: Four Go-To mounts and tripods under £1350
• Vixen Sphinx SXW
• Celestron Advanced CG-5 Go-To
• Sky-Watcher HEQ5 Pro SkyScan
• Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro SkyScan

May 2006 - issue 12
First Light: Meade 10-inch LightBridge
Group test: Six binocular viewers under £460
• 1.25-inch Moonfish binoviewer
• Revelation binocular viewer
• Burgess Optical binocular viewer
• William Optics binoviewer
• Baader Maxbright binoviewer
• Baader Stereo binocular viewer

April 2006 - issue 11
Group test: Four 10-inch Dobsonian telescopes under £660
• Celestron StarHopper 10
• Orion IntelliScope XT10
• Orion Optics OD250L
• Telescope House Revelation 10

March 2006 - issue 10
First Light: Celestron's 130 SLT

February 2006 - issue 9
First Light: William Optics ZenithStar 66 SD
Group test: Eight beginners' telescopes up to £125
• Bresser Skylux 70
• Celestron PowerSeeker 660
• Jessops Reflector 700-76
• KonusStart 900
• Sky-Watcher Capricorn-70
• Sky-Watcher Infinity-76
• Sky-Watcher SkyHawk-1145
• Sky-Watcher SkyHawk-114M

January 2006 - issue 8 *
First Light: Vixen-Porta 150+

December 2005 - issue 7
First Light: Eclipse MAK6 Maksutov-Cassegrain scope
Group test: Image-stabilising binoculars for under £1000
• Zenit Bst 16X40
• Canon 18X50 IS
• Fujinon 14X40 Techno-Stabi
• Russian BS 16X50

November 2005 - issue 6
First Light: Orion Express 80 refractor
Group test: The Best Wide-Angle Eyepieces for under £500
• Celestron 34mm Axiom
• Orion 35mm Deep View
• Meade 28mm Series 5000 SWA
• Celestron 32mm E-lux
• Tele Vue 31mm Nagler Type 5
• Moonfish 30mm Ultrawide
• Moonfish 30mm SuperView
• Meade 26mm Series 4000 QX

October 2005 - issue 5
First Light: Cape Newise 8-inch catadioptric

September 2005 - issue 4
First Light: Meade RCX400
Group test: The Latest Computerised Telescopes for under £1900
• Celestron 8-inch CPC XLT
• Sky-Watcher Evostar-100ED/HEQ5 Pro mount
• Meade 8-inch LX90 LNT
• Sky-Watcher SkyMax-150/EQ6 Pro mount

August 2005 - issue 3 *
Group Test: The Best 10x50 Binoculars Under £125
• Celestron Upclose
• Helios Fieldmaster
• Bresser Travel
• Bresser Cobra
• Celestron OptiView LPR
• Helios Naturesport-Plus
• Bresser Corvette
• Helios Ultimate-HR

July 2005 - issue 2 *
First Light: Revelation 12 Dobsonian

June 2005 - issue 1 *
Group Test: The Best Beginner's Telescopes for Under £300
• Bresser Mars Explorer 70/700
• Orion StarBlast Astro
• Orion Transporter 70mm Min-EQ
• Sky-Watcher SkyMax-90 (EQ1)
• Sky-Watcher SkyHawk-1145
• TAL-1
• Sky-Watcher Explorer-130M
• Sky-Watcher Explorer 150 (EQ3-2)

1997
Meade ETX-90 spotter scope
Pro Optic Plössl eyepieces
Russian PNB-2 binoculars

1996
Sirius Instruments CWIP-S
KONUSKY-45 Newtonian

1995
Baader Activity Eyepiece

1994
Russian TAL-1 Newtonian