Review of Rigel Red-dot Finder Scope

Posted by XTSee on 7th February , 2009

Recently First Light Optics inadvertently delivered two telescopes to me, which was quite amusing, but needless to say I did the right thing and returned one to them.
But as a thank-you for being honest, FLO very kindly sent me a freebie to use with my new C6-S telescope, and asked me what I thought of [...] Read more »

Silent Running - Huey, Louie and Dewey

Posted by XTSee on 24th January , 2009

Do you remember a wonderful melancholy old film called Silent Running starring Bruce Dern released in 1972?
I came across it in our local supermarket bit bin for 2 quid, and I can remember loving the film when it first came out (I was 10 years old then), so thought what the heck, why not get [...] Read more »

More fun with the C6-SGT XLT SCT Telescope

Posted by XTSee on 21st January , 2009

My new Celestron C6-SGT SCT telescope with Starbrite XLT coatings is brilliant. Last night was quite a nice night for viewing, best I’ve had in weeks.
One of my wife’s work colleagues stayed over last night, and he was interested to see through it, and I didn’t want to miss a chance, so out we went.
Took [...] Read more »

Humanity: The Chimpanzees Who Would Be Ants by R.M.Genet

Posted by XTSee on 14th September , 2008

I have just finished reading the book Humanity: The Chimpanzees Who Would Be Ants by Russell M. Genet, Ph.D.
This fascinating book is the science-based story of how, in a remote corner of an ordinary galaxy 13.7 billion years after the Big Bang, the descendants of a third line of chimpanzees evolved into millions of humans [...] Read more »

Review of Adler Optik Jupiter 20×80 ZCF Binos

Posted by XTSee on 19th August , 2008

The review of my Adler Optik Jupiter 20×80ZCF Giant Observation Binoculars which I have provided on my web site is now complete, and also includes an excerpt from Sky At Night magazine, September ‘08 issue, which did a group test on six pairs of binoculars, one of which was almost identical to my binos.

Overall I [...] Read more »

New Orion XT10 Assembly section complete

Posted by XTSee on 9th May , 2008

I have just finished the assembly section of my Orion XT10 web site. This new section has about 15 topics covering the construction of the Orion Skyquest XT10 Newtonian Reflector telescope from start to finish. There are many pictures providing good detail, and various tips and advice for anyone who plans to purchase this astronomy [...] Read more »