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Best Light Pollution Filter For Astrophotography [Buyers Guide]

Best Light Pollution Filter For Astrophotography [Buyers Guide]

If you live in a light-polluted area but still want to observe and take near-perfect images of the night sky, then a light pollution filter can make all the difference.  Known as the “abomination to Skygazers” light is something that you really do want to limit if you are hoping to see the finest objects in space. This is particularly true if you are getting into Astrophotography, whereby better pictures are the result of optimizing the finer details. Whether you live in a highly light polluted area (like a city) or even one that appears to be darker (town/ neighborhood), …

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Can You See Nebula With A Telescope? [What Can You Expect]

Can You See Nebula With A Telescope_ [What Can You Expect]

If you are considering purchasing a telescope, one of the first questions you may ask is “what will I be able observe through it?”. When I was looking for my first scope, I wondered exactly the same; particularly if I could see Deep Sky Objects like Nebulas and Galaxies. I undertook a lot of research to identify what was possible and I’d like to provide that information to you today. So, can You See Nebula With A Telescope? It is possible to observe most Nebulas with a Telescope, but you will not be able to observe them in color and …

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Difference Between Reflecting and Refracting Telescopes

Difference Between Reflecting and Refracting Telescopes

If you are looking at getting a new Telescope, you will notice that there are two main types choose from Reflecting Telescopes and and Refracting Telescopes. Each have their own uses, applications, advantages and disadvantages. If you are wondering how they work and the main differences between them then this article will provide you with all that you need to know. Difference Between Reflecting and Refracting Telescopes I’ve conducted some extensive research around these two primary types of telescopes. I will first begin with Refractors, before moving swiftly on to the Reflecting Counterpart. Refracting Telescopes The the first reported use …

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Best Telescope Eyepiece for Viewing Planets [Buyers Guide]

Best Telescope Eyepiece for Viewing Planets [Buyers Guide]

If you are looking to view the planets, then your Telescope Eyepiece will be essential. It will be the predominant factor in what you can observe, how you observe it and in how much detail. The difficulty is, that knowing what eyepiece is best for you can be quite a challenge. There are a lot of different brands and terminology to understand. There are also other things to consider like what you want to observe, your telescope and your budget. This buying guide will help you identify the Best Telescope Eyepiece for Viewing Planets, for you. At the end, you …

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Why Do Planets Look Like Stars [And How To Tell The Difference]

Why Do Planets Look Like Stars [And How To Tell The Difference]

Planets and Stars can appear almost indistinguishable when observed with the naked eye. Lots of people wonder why this is. I got curious too, so I did some research. Here’s what I found. Why Do Planets Look Like Stars? Despite being fundamentally different, Planets Look Like Stars and vice versa due to their relative distance from us on Earth. Planets are much closer to us in the Solar System and reflect the light of the Sun. Stars on the other hand produce their own light but are increasingly further away from our Solar System.  When observing Planets and Stars, it …

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Why Does My Telescope View Upside Down [And What You Can Do]

Why Does My Telescope View Upside Down

If you have just bought a new Telescope, set it up, and peered through the lens you might have been surprised to see objects in space appear upside down. Lots of new Astronomers experience this, and I too encountered this when I was first getting into Astronomy, so I have conducted some research to help you understand why this happens and what you can do. Here is what I have found: Why Does My Telescope View Upside Down? This is actually normal, and this does not mean that your Telescope is broken or functioning incorrectly. It is actually because of …

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What Kind of Telescope Should I Buy To See Planets?

What Kind of Telescope Should I Buy To See Planets

If you are new to the world of Astronomy and Skygazing then choosing your first Telescope can be quite confusing. There’s a lot to consider and a lot of technical jargon that can throw you off. I’ve been there, so to help you out here’s a helpful answer to help you invest in the right scope for you. What Kind of Telescope Should I Buy To See Planets? The best Telescope is one that provides you with the right and optimal amount of Aperture, Focal Ratio and Magnification. For observing planets, you are going to want a Telescope that provides …

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Celestron Nexstar 6SE Review [Should You Buy This Telescope?]

Celestron Nexstar 6SE Review

If you are considering the Celestron Nexstar 6SE then this review and guide will help you decide if this is the telescope is for you. Since I bought this as my first computerized telescope, it has become standard and required equipment as far as I’m concerned. I’ve just heard too many horror stories of astronomers being completely confused and unable to locate objects in the sky and even use their first telescope. Thankfully the Celestron Nexstar 6SE takes away all of these complications. For me, it’s essential for beginners to astronomy. In addition to ease of use aspect, this telescope …

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What Is a Good Magnification For a Telescope [What Do I Need?]

What Is a Good Magnification For a Telescope [What Do I Need?]

If you are looking at buying a new telescope or a new eyepiece, odds are, that you’re going to have to choose between different magnification. You’re also going to want to learn everything you can about the other spec that dictates the power of the scope, and what components are included,  before you make the purchase. So, what is a good magnification for a telescope? A good magnification for a telescope will be the one that provides you with the image density and clarity that you desire. In other words, the best magnification for you will be the one that …

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Telescope or Binoculars For Stargazing [How To Decide]

Telescope or Binoculars For Stargazing [How To Decide]

If you are getting intro Astronomy then you probably want to know what is better for stargazing, a telescope or binoculars. This a common question that gets asked, and its one of those that I definitely considered when I was first getting into observing the night sky. I’ve spent a lot of time researching, discussing topics like this in Astronomy Forums, as well as testing both my telescope and a pair of binoculars in my own backyard and on the go. I’d like to share with you what I have learnt along the way in this article today. So, what …

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