Why Your Telescope Mount is More Important than the Scope

A mount is a structure that holds a telescope in place and allows it to shift around for accurate focusing. There are five different types that both amateur and expert astronomers can use. These include the handheld, the alt-azimuth , the equatorial, the equatorial fork and the Dobsonian mount. However, there are also other different […]

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Astrophotography For Beginners

Have a passion for astrophotography? Well, the good news is that you don’t have to start it big. What you need in amateur astrophotography are a good camera and a bulb setting. Of course, you will need also a telescope that supports attaching a camera to it. The best option would be to get a […]

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How Telescopes Work: Understanding The Main Components of Telescopes

Telescopes are precision instruments that are constructed using several distinct working parts. These optical devices work on the principle of collecting light, magnifying it and then redirecting it. As a result of this, a close-up image of the object on view is produced. However, for the telescope to work correctly, every component should be skillfully […]

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Hubble Space Telescope: Ten amazing facts

As amateur astronomer’s telescopes are our most important tools for observing the universe. We are also amazed about views of more sophisticated equipment located at observatories such as Kitt Peak National Observatories offer. However, telescopes located at the Earth surface are always subject to atmosphere’s more or less obscuring effect, but that is not the […]

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Tips to Improve Telescope Performance

Are you looking to improve a small telescope performance? Most refractors and reflectors come with the right optics, but it may not be as good as it could be, there are a few basic improvements you can do yourself. Let’s take a look how to tune up your telescope! As rule of thumb, purple or […]

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How to count stars you can see in the night sky?

We all love to see stars appear on a clear night sky. There is something magical and mystifying in those celestial bodies that we can see sometimes on a night with clear skies. They signify a magical feeling and all religions have something to hold from stars. These bright twinkling shining stars have been the […]

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What are star parties?

A few years back, astronomy enthusiasts used to go on a solo hike in the mountains, with their telescopes or binoculars to gaze at the sky. But now, it has become a social event. Star parties are conducted at several places, where astronomers meet up and socialize with each other. You don’t have to be […]

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How To Choose Stargazing Binoculars

Despite being cheaper than a telescope, a good pair of binoculars brings the stars and comets closer to your eyes almost just as a telescope does. And even if you already have a telescope or you are considering buying one, good binoculars are a perfect companion as binoculars are easy to carry with you when […]

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