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Telescopes for viewing the Moon

last year

It might surprise you, but you can get a pretty great view of the moon using a basic telescope. No fancy equipment needed, a basic telescope can show you the moon and all it’s details, feeding your interest in amateur astronomy and giving you something fun to do with your family and friends. In this […]

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Refractor or Reflector Telescopes

a couple of years ago

Two distinct types of optical telescopes, refractors and reflectors, are capable of revealing the glories of the universe. And both kinds achieve this magic by performing a couple of basic actions. First, they gather larger amounts of light than the human eye can do on its own. This alone allows seemingly invisible objects to be […]

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Top 5 Telescopes for the Amateur Astronomer

a couple of years ago

Buying the right telescope is a personal decision that comes down to the preference of the astronomer. For the beginner astronomer (or amatuer astronomer) purchasing the first telescope can be intimidating. This list was compiled for that specific reason – to take the guess work out of purchasing a telescope for beginners. The key features […]

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How to select your first telescope

a couple of years ago

Now is a fantastic time to begin learning astronomy. Never before have there been so many different ways to view the universe right from your own backyard- or anywhere. But when you’re just starting out, how do you select your first telescope? Here are some things to consider so your stargazing experience is unforgettable. What […]