Everything You Want to Know About Light Pollution

Everyone who looks skyward eventually learns that light pollution is a growing problem for astronomers, be they professionals or amateurs. This growing problem diminishes what can be seen and the amount of detail that can be seen as we marvel at the wonders of the universe. But don’t give up. This is one of those … Read more

Stargazing Tools – Accessories to Add To Your New Telescope

You bought your first telescope, now what?  If you really want to experience the best, you should get some telescope equipment that would work with your telescope. In this article about astronomy gears, you’ll find some tips and ideas that will help you begin your astronomy journey.  Even if you’re looking to gift something related to … Read more

Best Telescope for Astrophotography – Review & Buyer’s Guide 2019

EQ Mounts Telescopes Cameras Autoguiders Accessories Editor’s Note Editor’s Note The camera section is contributed by Aaron Tragle, an astrophotographer, and the rest of the article is written by our expert writer and renowned astronomer, Zane Landers. All product recommendations made are based on the experience and expertise of the writers, not by any kind … Read more

Best Telescope Eyepieces – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

Most telescopes come with one or two eyepieces which give you one or two magnification options. However, if you want to optimize your viewing experience you’ll need to invest in a better-quality eyepiece. By having a range of magnifications you can optimize the image, which means you need more eyepieces. I want to help you select the … Read more

How to Use a Telescope: First Time Users’ Guide By An Expert

You have your new telescope, your first. You followed the assembly guide and now you want to get the most you can out of your investment. This first time telescope user’s guide is exactly what you are looking for. I will define terms like aperture, focal length, optical tube, mount, focuser, and eyepiece. You will … Read more

How Much Does a Good Telescope Cost?

The purpose of this article is to give you a framework upon which to budget for a first telescope. I will give examples based on price ranges and point out what going to the next class will get you. I will also bring out key considerations, like size and weight, so you can get a … Read more

Best Telescopes of 2019 – Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

If you look at the list of best selling telescopes on Amazon you’ll see low grade telescopes mostly reviewed by enthusiastic newbies who have probably never used another telescope in their life. Most of these newbies are content seeing a few craters on the moon and spotting the 4 moons of Jupiter … yet they … Read more

Must-See Stargazing Events for 2019

Since prehistory, mankind has been looking at the skies for answers regarding the mysteries of the natural world. Hence, our ancestors were able to comprehend important concepts like time, seasons, climate, and distance. But no matter how far humanity has come in terms of technology, looking at the vast heavens (especially) at night still leaves … Read more