Articles by Steve Ringwood
ScopeTech’s STL-80A Maxi, f/15 refractor
The ScopeTech Mount Zero, highly portable single-arm fork mount
Baader Planetarium flip mirror II Star Diagonal
RVO Horizon 72mm ED: The future of refractors is on the Horizon
Binocular vision: Helios Lightquest HR 28 x 110
APM HDC-XWA 7mm, 100-Degree X-Treme Eyepiece, a real eyeful
Orion Funscope Astro Dazzle 4.5” reflector kit
Steve Ringwood appraises the Orion Funscope Astro Dazzle, an eye-catching 4½-inch (114-mm) f/4.4 Newtonian reflector on a tabletop Dobsonian mount designed for beginners. The pre-assembled instrument possesses an inherent simplicity that will not challenge, with an aperture that brings a wealth of astronomy’s best to the viewer, he says.
Orion 60mm multi-use guidescope
These days, more is expected of a finder than to merely direct the main telescope to a celestial object of interest. This versatile 60mm f/4 instrument possesses a fine movement non-rotating helical focuser that has been designed to double as a traditional finder or guidescope with Orion’s StarShoot AutoGuiders, says reviewer Steve Ringwood.