Author Archives: Michael Wood

Review – Explore Scientific 127 ED Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor

August 2013 — It’s that time of year again for me to start thinking about what I want to purchase for my annual “Astro Splurge”. The previous year, 2012, I acquired a large Explore Scientific AR152 6″ f/6.5 doublet achromatic … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Greatest Comets in History: Broom Stars and Celestial Scimitars

With all of the talk about comets this year, I decided to pick up the book The Greatest Comets in History: Broom Stars and Celestial Scimitars by David Seargent – part of Springer Publishing’s Astronomers’ Universe series. The Greatest Comets … Continue reading

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Review – Explore Scientific AR152 Achromatic Refractor

I have wanted to own a large refractor for a long time, but I just never could justify purchasing one. I certainly can’t fit a large apo into my budget and reflectors seem to be an overall better value.  However, … Continue reading

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