Top 10 telescopes for 2019

Bill, Optics Central’s astrophotography specialist – and general all-round enthusiast – gives his opinion of the top 10 telescopes for 2019. See what he thinks! My boss asked me to […]

Celestron NexStar Evolution 8

Jump Straight to the Verdict The Celestron Nexstar Evolution 8 Computerised Telescope The Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Computerised Cassegrain telescope is a large Schmidt Cassegrain. It’s got a gaping 203.2mm (8″ […]

Adjustment knobs on the red-dot finderscope

This blog shows you two different types of finderscopes. It describes what a finderscope is, how it’s useful, how it attaches to your main scope. Not all new astronomers know […]

See the mysterious Lunar X

The Lunar X is a relatively-unknown feature that comes and goes on the surface of the Moon. It’s visible for about an hour each month when light from the Sun […]

How to set up an equatorial mount

This is the second part of my blog on telescope mounts, and concentrates on the equatorial mount. I look specifically at how to set up an equatorial mount and align […]