Tag Archives: Astronomy

Types Of Telescopes For Astronomy


The job of a telescope is to collect light, not to magnify an image (the eyepiece does that job). The larger the objective (the part that collects the light) whether it be a lens, in refractors, or a mirror, in reflectors, the more light the telescope will collect. The more light you can collect, the […]

Binocular Selection Guide


If asked, most people would turn down help when selecting a pair of binoculars. Most likely, their predominant selection criteria are based upon either magnification or the price. After all that is all there is to it, right? Well, No. You will need to balance your personal expectations of the quality of the view, the […]

Learn 3 Things Before You Buy A Telescope


If you are looking for telescopes, you may have some difficulty finding a store in your area that sells good ones. Sure you can go to places like Target or Kmart and probably find one in a box that you can use but they are not of high quality and can be somewhat disappointing for […]

Photographing The Universe Through A Telescope


Most people love to gaze up at the night sky and enjoy the beautiful light show that nature provides, the stars, galaxies and constellations seem so close. It is fun to imagine what earth was like millions of years ago when light from distant stars left on its journey through the universe, never stopping or […]

The Ultimate Telescope Equipment Checklist For Astronomy


This is used as the ultimate checklist for anyone who intends to head out for a night under the stars. The article is structured into 4 Sections. The Basics, Optional Accessories, Telescope dependent Accessories & Astrophotography Accessories. All of which is available at most specialist stores. The Basics Telescope of any kind. If you have […]

Useful Accessories For An Amateur Astronomer


You’ve got a telescope and a choice of eyepieces, so what extras can make your watching hours more pleasant as well as effective? Listed here is a number of several very helpful add-ons in order to take your star gazing to the next step. You’ve devoted around 30 minutes getting your eyesight modified to the […]

How Do Telescopes Work?

Refracting And Reflecting Telescope Diagram

Lenses and mirrors are the elements used to collect and view focused light in telescopes. Mirrors are the medium for focusing in reflector telescopes, while lenses are the medium in refractors. Each type has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages. Refractor type telescopes use lenses. These lenses bend the light when it enters the telescope […]

Calculating The True Field Of View Of A Telescope Eyepiece


One of the things that originally puzzled me when I first bought my telescope was the business of apparent field of view and true (or actual) field of view. When you look through your telescope, the area of the sky you can see is known as the true (or actual) field of view. The field […]

Choosing Your Telescope Eyepieces


When beginning astronomers start looking at telescopes, one of the least understood aspects of these optical instruments are simple telescope eyepieces. While lenses and mirrors and designs are easy to grasp, the actual eyepiece itself can be somewhat confusing. However, they are vital parts of the telescope, as they provide the final creation and magnification […]

New Telescope Eyepieces Will Improve Even the Finest Telescopes


Now that you have bought or perhaps have been given a new telescope, you’re thinking about making it even better. One the first things new telescope owners usually replace are the telescope eyepieces. Many people, especially beginners, have a tendency to want to overdo it when it comes to upgrading their telescope eyepieces. You might […]