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How Many Craters Are On The Moon? [You’ll Never Guess!]

How Many Craters Are On The Moon? [You'll Never Guess!]

If you’re like me and you’re fascinated by the night sky, you may start asking yourself questions like ‘How many craters are on the moon’. Now, one approach is to try and count them, but you’ll be there a long time! If you’ve ever tried to do this through your telescope or binoculars you will soon find this out the hard way. It makes more sense if I just provide you with the answer here today having put in time to research the topic myself. I’ll also be providing some other insightful information that may interest you about the moon …

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Telescope Mount Types [Telescope Support Design Differences]

Telescope Mount Types [Telescope Support Design Differences]

Are you interested in learning about the different Telescope Mount Types? If so you’ve come to the right place. This article will be explaining the varieties, whether subtle or more obvious and the similarities behind the different designs of telescope support. It’s good to have an understanding of the different types so you can understand what is available and what you may need. So, what are the main Telescope Mount Types? There are two main types of mounts for astronomical telescopes: Altazimuth (Alt-Az) and Equatorial (EQ). However, there are are also further designs and varieties that have been produced by …

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Celestron EdgeHD 8 Review [Should You Buy This Telescope?]

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If you are considering the Celestron EdgeHD 8 then this review and guide will be taking an in-depth look at this telescope, what you can expect from it and if it is going to be the right choice for you. We’re going to be taking a look at the specification and some of the main pros and cons behind this Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (SCT) from the prestigious Celestron brand. Bottom Line  The Celestron EdgeHD 8 is a premium Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope (SCT) that combines premium Celestron technology with ease of use, portability and great optics. With an 8″ aperture, it provides …

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Dobsonian vs Newtonian [Why and How Are They Different]

Dobsonian vs Newtonian [Why and How Are They Different]

When it comes to selecting your new telescope, you’ll first be faced with all the different types. There’s a lot to consider and chances are you will have come across Dobsonian’s and Newtonian’s during your research. But why and how are they different? What is better and what should you choose? The truth is that with all the different names, terminology, acronyms and brands, it can all be confusing and overwhelming when you’re first starting out. Dobsonian and Newtonian Telescopes are some of the most popular and recommended types to get, and there appears to be a school of thought …

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Astronomy vs Astrophysics [What Are The Main Differences?]

Astronomy vs Astrophysics [What Are The Main Differences?]

Astronomy and Astrophysics are closely aligned and in many ways it is hard to distinguish between them. Despite their close ties, there are distinctions which will be the purpose of this article today. So, what is the major distinction between Astronomy vs Astrophysics? In theory, Astronomy is the study of the universe beyond the earth’s atmosphere measuring the positions and characteristics of celestial objects. While Astrophysics is considered a branch and subset of Astronomy that applies the principles of physics to understand Astronomy. The detachment of the two fields is mainly historical and/or linguistic.  The distinction between Astronomy and Astrophysics …

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Astronomy vs Astrology [What, Why And How They’re Different]

Astronomy and Astrology are both disciplines that follow similar semantics. However these fields couldn’t be more different from one another in terms of what they actually are and what Astronomers and Astrologists actually do. This will be the subject of this article today. So, what is the major distinction between Astronomy vs Astrology? Astronomy is considered a science. It is the study of all celestial bodies and everything that is contained in the universe and in space. Astrology on the other hand is considered a pseudoscience and evolved from a belief that everything that happens in space has a direct …

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Celestron Wedge Review [Longer Exposure Astrophotography]

If you are considering the Celestron Wedge then this review and guide will help you decide whether or not you should get it for your Celestron NexStar 6/8SE or NexStar Evolution Alt-Azimuth mounted computerized telescope. Here, we will take a look at the specification, what it will enable you to do and the main pros and cons behind using it. Bottom Line  The Celestron Wedge is required to take longer exposure images, or to advance further and use an auotguider. Personally, I’ve managed to up my exposures from around 10 seconds to 5 minutes. It combines premium Celestron technology keeping …

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Celestron Inspire 100az Review [100mm Short Refractor Telescope]

If you are considering the Celestron Inspire 100az then this review and guide will help you decide whether or not it is going to be best for you. Here, we will take a look at the specification, what you can expect to observe and some of the main pros and cons behind this refracting telescope from the prestigious Celestron brand. Bottom Line  The Inspire 100az is a short Refractor telescope that combines premium Celestron technology with ease of use, portability and great optics. And it does this at an affordable and respectable price point of under $200/£200. With the largest …

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Celestron Luminos Review [Eyepiece Series Buyers Guide]

Celestron Luminos Review [Eyepiece Series Buyers Guide]

Synopsis: In the article, we provide a thorough review of the Celestron Luminos Eyepiece range, including pros and cons as well as see how they compare up against one another and against other alternatives. Bottom Line The Celestron Luminos Eyepiece range consists of 6 different eyepieces (7mm, 10mm, 15mm, 19mm, 23mm and 31mm) and a 2″ 2.5x Magnification Barlow Lens. The fully multi-coated optics provide incredibly clear and crisp 82º field of view images while being housed with a robust and premium framework. Plus, with a Celestron Luminos Eyepiece observing is much easier; the Parfocal design enables you to switch …

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Orion SkyQuest XT6 vs XT8 [Which Telescope Should You Buy?]

Orion Skyquest XT6 vs XT8 [Which Telescope Should You Buy]

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the Orion SkyQuest XT6 vs XT8. We’ll explore some of the key similarities and differences between these two Dobsonian Telescopes. It can be difficult when deciding to buy between them. Both are great telescopes, but which should you ultimately opt for? I did a little research and here is what I found. Orion have designed two different versions of the SkyQuest, the SkyQuest Classic and the SkyQuest Plus. The Plus variants are considered upgraded and superior due to performance-boosting enhancements to the design. They also come with additional accessories, like an …

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