Looking to learn more about the Apertura 72EDR? Or maybe the Celestron CGX? Our experts here at High Point Scientific have taken the time to review many of the popular astronomy products. This page serves as your launch pad to reviews of different products we at High Point Scientific have to offer. We’ve taken the time to go over in-depth some of the pros and cons of owning different types of telescopes, mounts, cameras, and other accessories.
December 30, 2022
Collimation is alignment of the optics or process of aligning the optics inside a telescope. The more accurate the alignment of our optics are, the greater the chance that the telescope will function at its highest level of performance and provide a more uniform view.
October 21, 2022
There is no doubt that the factory configuration of Dobsonian telescopes offer fantastic performance. The many positive user reviews and recommendations back this statement. And while this is true, we took things a step further by looking to increase the performance of this telescope. The multifaceted Apertura Dobsonian Performance Upgrade kit does just that!
October 05, 2022
The Vaonis Vespera smart telescope is the newest and simplest way to photograph the universe. Great for gatherings with family and friends, star parties and sidewalk astronomy, this smart telescope tracks the motion of the stars across the sky allowing for long exposure astrophotos.
September 30, 2022
Congratulations on your purchase of the Apertura Portable Telescope Power Supply - 155 Wh Lithium Battery! Let's go over a few ways you can remotely power your astronomy or astrophotography rig with this portable, lithium-ion power supply from Apertura!
August 15, 2022
In this video, Teagan shares a full review of the Optolong L-Ultimate 2" Light Pollution Dual Band Filter, a fantastic filter for astrophotographers in heavily light polluted areas.
May 27, 2022
You may argue that Celestron has completed their series of StarSense Explorer line of telescopes with these two additions. The 8inch and 10 inch StarSense Dobsonians are the largest in the series and are made for those who find themselves wanting to peer further into the universe to see those dimmer and smaller deep sky objects.
May 13, 2022
The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer GTi is a fully GoTo equatorial mount, the successor of the well-known star tracker “The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i”. Performance in tracking and guiding is the name of the game when it comes to equatorial mounts. I was determined to put this 11lb weight cap mount to the test.
November 15, 2021
The Celestron StarSense Explorer is a fantastic series of newtonians and refractors produced by Celestron. These telescopes are designed mainly for beginners and are quick-and-easy to set up in under five minutes in your backyard. The StarSense DX series consists of four different telescopes: the LT 80AZ, LT 114AZ, DX 102AZ, and the DX 130AZ.
October 15, 2021
This essential Apertura Cleaning Kit pairs perfectly with a new purchase of eyepieces, camera lenses, and telescopes! Let’s go through a general unboxing of this kit and explain what each piece of the kit is and how each of these components can be used!
August 13, 2021
Teagan of High Point Scientific gives an in-depth review of the new Apertura 6RC Ritchey-Chretien Telescope designed for photographic use. Many amateur astronomers dream of owning their own Ritchey-Chretien telescope as they advance in their astrophotography skills.
August 11, 2021
We explore the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i in its entirety! Sky-Watcher also offers several models of Sky-Trackers along with plenty of accessories to suit your astrophotography needs. In the Product Series Write Up, we examine each of these trackers and pinpoint their differences to ultimately lead you towards the right choice.
April 02, 2021
Turn your smartphone into a top-notch celestial object finder and tour guide when you pair it with the award-winning, budget-friendly Celestron StarSense Explorer Telescope! Just load the free StarSense Explorer app, place it in the phone holder, and you’ll be gazing at galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and planets from the Tonight’s Best list in no time!
March 16, 2021
Like the Apertura 60EDR, this little 72mm ED doublet refractor was very impressive. While the smudges on the focal reducer and objective lens caused some odd spikes, the overall image quality is quite nice for a doublet. The stars did experience a bit of bloating and fuzziness around them but they were round to the edges of the field of view.
March 16, 2021
I was given the opportunity to test out and review the Apertura 60EDR and its dedicated field flattener from High Point Scientific! I knew that this telescope could be a phenomenal choice for those just diving into the hobby or even the seasoned astrophotographer.
September 28, 2020
The LX65 catadioptric telescope launched late last year and marked Meade’s entry into the popular, mid-range, single-arm, alt/azimuth computerized telescope category. Today, we’re reviewing the 8” ACF version, which is the largest optical tube available in the LX65 series.