Maksutov Cassegrain vs Reflector Telescopes (Explained!)

The main differences between Maksutov-cassegrain (Maks) and reflector telescopes are that reflector telescope only use mirrors, either spherical or parabolic whereas Maks use a combination of a spherical mirror and a glass based corrector lens. As a result of their designs, Maks require light to bounce twice inside the tube making them great for planetary … Read more

Is The Hubble Telescope Reflecting Or Refracting?

The Hubble telescope utilises an optical design referred to as Cassegrain reflector optics meaning it’s a reflecting telescope. This means that the Hubble has 2 mirrors within its chassis, the primary is a concave mirror and the secondary is convex.  There are 3 main reasons why the Hubble is a reflective telescope. Firstly, reflective optics … Read more

Can Telescopes See Through Clouds? (Explained!)

No, telescopes cannot see through clouds. Telescopes may use a magnifying glass that essentially allows us to zoom extremely far out into space however, it does not have the power (right now that is) to look through objects that the human eye cannot.  For example, a magnify glass wouldn’t allow you to see the through … Read more

Apertura DT8 8 Dobsonian Review

Welcome to my Apertura DT8 Review! If you’ve found yourself here, there’s a good chance you’ve been hearing a bunch of positive feedback when it comes to the Apertura DT8’s quality however, you also want to be a little more thorough research before buying a more expensive telescope which is probably why here. If that’s the … Read more

Celestron 52268 C90 Review

Welcome to my Celestron C90 Review! In this review I’ll cover the pros, cons and the Celestron C90’s features to ultimately help you decide whether this telescope is worth investing in or a entry level device that you should probably skip out on. Overview Full Name: Celestron C90 Type: Maksutov-cassegrain Aperture: 90mm Focal length: 1250mm … Read more