Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

Without spending a fortune you can get a telescope that will not only satisfy the kids, but the kid in you! Our SkyQuest XT4.5 is a quality telescope, with point-and-view simplicity that makes it easy to use and makes stargazing fun! The optical performance is far and away better than flimsy department store models. Its 4.5″ (114mm) mirror, housed in … Read More

Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

A powerful and capable telescope, the Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian is one of our most popular reflectors due to its elegant combination of precision optics, mechanical simplicity, and rock-solid stability. You and your whole family will appreciate the bright, clear views of the night sky provided by the XT8 Classic. The Moon and planets of our solar system like … Read More

Stanford Radio Telescope At Night

Strobist info: Really interesting how we made this, we used an off-camera Vivitar 285HV (multiple flashes from left and right) and a powerful LED flashlight to light-paint the telescope on long exposure. Also, the D90’s autofocus worked dead on in the dead of night. I’m so impressed with that camera. This was taken with the D90 kit lens, looks fantastic.

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Southsea (Canon AE-1 Program, Agfaphoto Vista Plus 200, Vivitar 70-210mm 1:4.5 MC, 1/500s, f/8, 2013-04-06)

Vivitar Series 1 600mm f/8 Solid Catadioptric Lens

This lens was made in the USA by Perkin-Elmer, the same company that made the optical system for the Hubble Space Telescope. Because the lens is made of solid glass, it is extremely resistant to shock and vibration and weighs 1.5Kg or 3Ib 4.5oz. Sold for about $650 in the 1970’s. The lens has M42-.75 rear flange, which accepts T … Read More

Vivitar 20X 30X 40X Refractor Telescope and Microscope Set

Vivitar VIV-TELMIC-20 Refractor Telescope and Microscope SetVivitar 20x/30x/40x TELESCOPE & MICROSCOPE KITVIV-TELMIC-20 Refractor Telescope and Microscope SetVivitar 20x/30x/40x TELESCOPE & MICROSCOPE KIT Product Features Microscope: 300x/450x/600x magnification; comes with specimen collection vials, specimen slides, blank slides, slide covers, tweezers, built-in light. Telescope with Tripod: 20x/30x/40x magnification; built-in compass; objective diameter 30mm; focus length 400mm. Microscope uses 2 AA batteries – … Read More

Vivitar Viv-Tel-60700 168x/525x Refractor Telescope

The Vivitar TEL-50600 is a powerful telescope. It comes with a full size expandable tripod and it features multiple magnification options, slow motion control for precise adjustments and a mirrored diagonal eyepiece for the ultimate easy viewing. It’s a g Product Features Multiple magnification options 56x, 168x, 175x or 525x Slow motion control for precise adjustments Lightweight durable construction Full-sized … Read More

Vivitar 20-Piece Microscope and Telescope Combo Bundle

This is a great beginner level biological microscope with advanced features. The electric illuminator provides direct control of light. A mechanical stage is standard equipment with knobs controlling both axes for easy centering of specimen slides. This Vivitar microscope set is a 20 piece set which includes: A microscope with 3 Adjustable lenses and a Illuminator lamp, 3 plastic vials … Read More

Vivitar TEL50600 60X/120X Telescope Refractor with Tripod (Black)

The Vivitar TEL-50600 is a powerful telescope. It comes with a full size expandable tripod and it features 60x and 120x eyepiece lenses, a 3x finder to locate objects faster, and a mirrored diagonal eyepiece for the ultimate easy viewing. It’s a great telescope for beginners and has the power to please advanced users and amateur scientists. Product Features Vivitar … Read More