Category Archive: Telescope Tips

Mar 13

8 Fun Things To Do With Your Telescope

8 Fun Things To Do With Your Telescope

So you’re wondering if it’s actually possible to have “fun” with a telescope – after all aren’t they just for nerds and astronomy geeks? To be fair amateur astronomy got a bad name without good reason because people from all walks of life enjoy gazing up at the stars from their yard, or somewhere near …

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Jan 13

What Do You Know About Meade Telescopes?

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Unlike their main competitors – Orion and Celestron – Meade had a very different but very direct start in the business of creating and selling telescopes to amateur astronomers. In fact Meade Telescopes started out as a one-man operation (run by a guy called John Diebel) in 1972, selling refracting telescopes by mail-order from magazine …

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Aug 18

Celestron Telescopes – Why Are These Telescopes So Popular?

Celestron Telescope

The history of the Celestron brand actually goes all the way back to 1955, to the days when Valor Electronics was founded by Tom Johnson. In fact what Valor did back then was produce electronic components for the US military, which it continued to do for several years after starting to manufacture their range of …

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May 16

What You Should Know About The Orion Telescopes?

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If you’ve spent more than 30 seconds checking out different types of telescopes online then you’ll have come across at least a few Orion telescopes. In fact when it comes to telescopes Orion are known for producing some of the very best in the world, with a nice balance of innovation and reliability built into …

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Aug 19

7 Top Tips For Using A Telescope

7 Top Tips For Using A Telescope

Astronomy is a hobby where it’s pretty much impossible to start off as an expert, unless you’re some kind of brainiac child prodigy of course. One of the best aspects of astronomy is that you’re never really finished learning, and that there’s always something new to discover either from the skies or just from your …

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Jun 01

The Importance of Having A Good Quality Telescope

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If you’re just getting started out in amateur astronomy then you’re probably wondering what size budget you’ll need to get yourself kitted out properly? You know that you don’t want to buy some $50 mall trashscope, but you’re also not even close to being ready to hand over $1,000 for a big Newtonian scope either. …

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May 18

Telescope Buying Guide

Telescope Buying Guide

Buying a telescope might seem like a really straightforward idea when you first look into it. After all it’s just a case of heading to the nearest mall and asking what telescopes they’d recommend right? Unfortunately that’s the wrong way to go about it and you really, really need to do your research before you …

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May 05

Glossary Of Telescopes

Glossary Of Telescopes

Here’s a glossary for the different bits of terminology which are all part of the fascinating hobby of astronomy. Absolute Magnitude The measurement of just how bright a star actually is Accessory Tray A small metal tray attached to the telescope mount or tripod using for storing eyepieces, lenses, etc Aperture The size of the …

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Apr 23

Telescopes vs Astronomy Binoculars

Astronomy Binoculars

When you start thinking about taking up astronomy the first thought that’ll come into your mind is to simply buy the best telescope you can afford and get started with your nightly stargazing sessions. The problem with doing this is that you’re not seeing the full picture here because you’ve automatically discounted the idea of …

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Apr 19

What Do You Know About The Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Telescope Picture

Scientists realized a long, long time ago that terrestrial telescopes were always going to be severely limited by a number of things but all of them caused by the atmosphere that surrounds our planet. This skim of complex gases provides any number of different ways to ruin images, plus when you factor in the growing …

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