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Telescopes

Product Reviewer Date
Lunt Engineering 16x70 Binoculars Bill Dellinges 9/13/2015
Celestron 15x70 Cavalry Binoculars Bill Dellinges 4/29/2013
Lunt 80mm Solar Scope Bill Dellinges 7/16/2012
Vixen 7x50 Foresta Binoculars Bill Dellinges 12/24/2009
Oberwerk 80mm 45º Binocular Telescope Silvio Jaconelli 1/20/2006
Coronado Personal Solar Telescope Bill Dellinges 11/29/2004
Televue 85 Refractor Bill Dellinges 5/3/2003
Canon 15x50 IS Binoculars Silvio Jaconelli 4/19/2003
Astrosystems TeleKit (13.1") Peter Argenziano 3/5/2003
Swarowski 8x50 Binoculars Bill Dellinges 2/7/2003
Adlerblick 7x50 Binoculars Bill Dellinges 7/22/2002
Sky Quest XT8 Peter Argenziano 2/5/2002
Takahashi Epsilon-210 Astrograph Richard Jacobs, M.D. 8/30/2000
Miyauchi 20x100 Binoculars Bill Dellinges 2/4/2004 - Updated

Accessories and Parts

Product Reviewer Date
Optotronics 100 mw Laser Pointer Bill Dellinges 7/13/2012
Astro-Tech 1.25" Dielectric Diagonal Bill Dellinges 1/19/2010
Losmandy Counter Weight System for CPC-11 Bill Dellinges 6/4/2007
Thousand Oaks Optical 8" Off-axis Glass Solar Filter Bill Dellinges 5/15/2007
Astrozap flexible dew cap for Celestron 11" SCT Bill Dellinges 4/30/2007
Celestron 2 inch XLT Diagonal Bill Dellinges 4/2/2007
Wicked Lasers 35 Milliwatt Green Laser Bill Dellinges 3/3/2007
Stellarvue Muti-Reticle Finder Bill Dellinges 11/27/2005
Astrozap PST Caddy Bill Dellinges 5/26/2005
1.25" Filter Storage Box Bill Dellinges 5/3/2003
Orion Ultra Brush Bill Dellinges 3/1/2003
Howie Glatter Laser Pointer Bill Dellinges 1/9/2003
Astrosystems Telescope Cover Bill Dellinges 1/1/2003
3 n 1 Tray by Startek Industries Bill Dellinges 12/23/2002
Experiences with the Purchase of a Binoviewer Silvio Jaconelli 12/14/2002
Lens Pen Bill Dellinges 10/28/2002
Beta Green Laser Pointer Bill Dellinges 10/28/2002
Celestron Vibration Pads Bill Dellinges 8/24/2002
Orion Flashlight Bill Dellinges 8/24/2002
Kendrick Battery Bill Dellinges 7/22/2002
Binoviewer Shootout Jim Gutman 7/5/2002
JMI NGF-DX2 Focuser Robert Kerwin 2/5/1999

Books and Software

Title Reviewer Date
Edwin Hubble - Mariner of the Nebulae Bill Dellinges 11/6/2006
Nebulae and How to Observe Them Peter Argenziano 11/6/2006
Consolidated Lunar Atlas Peter Argenziano 8/1/2004
Seeing in the Dark Bill Dellinges 1/10/2004
The Great Atlas of the Stars Bill Dellinges 9/13/2002
The Backyard Astronomer's Guide Jon Christensen 2/27/2000
OSLO LT Ray Tracer Rick Scott 9/10/1999
Planetarium Programs Sam Herchak 2/5/1999
SkyAtlas 2000, 2nd edition Tom Polakis 2/15/1999
Orion DeepMap 600 Sam Herchak 4/30/1999