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Tasco Luminova 675×114 Review

31 Mar 2019, 02:46 UTC
Tasco Luminova 675×114 Review
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Tasco’s name has been widely synonymous with “junk” to amateur astronomers since it came on the scene in the 1960s – though they did produce some surprisingly good equatorial, achromatic long-focus refractors back in the 1960s and 1970s, most of what they’ve ever sold has been unsatisfactory, to say the least. Despite this, Tasco actually used to be a titan of the amateur/beginner telescope manufacturing industry. So much so in fact, that when Celestron wasn’t doing great financially in the early 2000s, Tasco actually bought out the Torrance, California-based company and revitalized them with flashy marketing and the NexStar line. Tasco also sold some of their best telescopes since the Space Race era during that period, such as “StarGuide” GoTo telescopes that were more or less just rebranded Celestron NexStars.Today, Tasco is a shell of what it once was, owned by Bushnell. They no longer occupy the department-store or WalMart shelves they once did due to the general decline of the American retail industry and telescope sales as a whole. I was hard-pressed to find any other reviews of the Luminova 114.The Luminova 114 is billed as capable of “675x” and other magical, impossible feats. That being said, it is ...

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