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Can I See Mars With A Telescope? [What You Should Expect]

Can I See Mars With A Telescope? [What You Should Expect]

If you are contemplating getting a telescope, then you are going to want to know what you can expect to see. What about Mars? Can you observe this planet through a telescope? Yes, you can see Mars with a telescope. However, Mars will not always appear the same and will look different at various times and moments throughout the year(s). While at some times, Mars can look small and faint at others it can appear large and with full visible clarity. Perhaps one of the best things that you can do if you are looking to observe Mars and the …

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Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Review [Ideal First Telescope?]

Celestron Astromaster 130EQ Review [Ideal First Telescope_]

If you are looking at the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ, this review and guide will help you get the information you need to make a decision. Is it the best option at the price point or are there better alternatives? These are just some of the questions in which we will be exploring today. First and foremost, its important to note that there are two variants of the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ; the motorized and non-motorized versions. Both are Newtonian Reflectors, provide the same specifications (like Aperture, Magnification, Focal Ratio etc) and come with the same extras. However, the sole difference is …

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How Long Does It Take For The Sun To Set? [To The Minute]

How Long Does It Take For The Sun To Set? [To The Minute]

Sunsets have always been such marvelous sights to behold. There are some places such as the Atacama desert in Chile, the Matterhorn in Switzerland and Isle of Skye in Scotland that are famous for their exceptionally beautiful sunsets. Most of us are very fond of sunsets. However, you may want to know the science behind sunsets starting with the time it takes for the sun to set. So, how long does it take for the sun to set? The Sun takes approximately 150 to 200 seconds (2 to 3 minutes) to fully go below the horizon (once it has already …

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How To Remember The Order Of The Planets [The Best 5 Methods]

How To Remember The Order Of The Planets [The Best Method]

If you are looking to learn about the Solar System, then the 9 planets are something that you are going to want to remember. But what order are they in and what is the best way to recall them? That is the purpose of this article. By the end you’ll have an easy way to impress that will help you to impress your family and friends. So, how do you remember the order of the planets? The best way to remember the planets and their order is by using a memory technique. The best techniques for the planets are the …

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Can You Leave A Telescope Outside? [How To Protect Your Scope]

Can You Leave A Telescope Outside? [How To Protect Your Scope]

If you have invested in a telescope then you’re going to want to take care of it. Telescopes are large by design, so they are not the easiest to store away when they are not in use. A common question always arises around where you can leave your telescope. Leaving them outside is often one of them. So, can you leave a telescope outside? You can leave a telescope outside, but it is always preferable to keep it firmly under cover and protected from the elements. You can purchase a telescope cover that will protect your telescope from air pollution, …

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Why Does The Moon Orbit The Earth? [And Not The Sun!]

Why Does The Moon Orbit The Earth_ [And Not The Sun!]

The Moon is Earth’s only Natural Permanent Satellite, but how did it get there and why does it even orbit around the Earth to begin with? I decided to do some research, here is what I’ve been able to find. So, why does the Moon orbit the Earth? This is due to what is known as the Hill Sphere. This is a a volume of space where the Earth’s gravity dominates and is able to beat out gravity from something much larger and further away (The Sun). The result is that the Sun pulls on the Earth and the Moon …

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Why Does The Moon Have Phases? [The Scientific Explanation]

Why Does The Moon Have Phases

When you look up at the Moon, you may notice that it regularly appears differently. Sometimes it appears whole and spherical, other time it may appear as a small crescent. This is because the Moon has various phases, which all lead to an apparent changing of its shape and structure. But Why Does The Moon Have Phases? The Moon is not changing in shape nor structure. Instead, it is our view of the Moon here on Earth that is changing the perception of light due to the shifting positions of our planet, the Moon and the Sun.  What Causes The …

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Why Does The Earth Have Different Seasons? [The Main Reason]

Why Does The Earth Have Different Seasons_ [The Main Reason]

The Earth is a fascinating planet; showcasing four different seasons that provide vastly different climates and environments over its 365 day cycle. If you’ve ever wondered why the Earth has different seasons, you’ll be glad you dropped by as this is the topic we will be taking a closer look at today. So, Why Does The Earth Have Different Seasons? The Earth has different seasons due to its orbital patters, angular tilt and position in relation to the Sun. The season that one hemisphere experiences in relation to the other does not occur due to proximity alone; it has to …

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Why Does Jupiter Have So Many Moons? [This Is Fascinating!]

Why Does Jupiter Have So Many Moons? [This Is Fascinating!]

Every planet has its own number of moons but for Jupiter, it has considerably more than the other planets of the Solar System. What is the reason for this? Why Does Jupiter Have So Many Moons? It is commonly accepted among the scientific community that it is due to the “Capture Theory”. Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System. It has the largest sphere of influence due to its size and relative distance from the Sun. This gives it an enormous gravitational pull which has captured celestial objects which in turn have become orbital moons. How Many Moons …

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Celestron NexStar 8SE Review [My Experiences With This Scope]

Celestron NexStar 8SE Review [My Experiences With This Scope]

Are you looking at the Celestron Nexstar 8SE and wondering if its right for you? This review, guide and outline of my experience is here to help you decide whether or not to invest in this telescope. Since I purchased this high-spec computerized telescope, it has become my go to and favorite astronomy equipment that I expect to use long into the future. I’d like to share my thoughts having used it for just over 2 years. The Celestron NexStar 8SE does not come cheap; so you’re going to want to be aware of the features that it offers to …

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