Category: Advice and Help

Which Telescopes and Mounts are best?

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Generally, there are three types of Astronomers. Visual – Observers – These types of users are interested in visually observing stars, nebulas, planets, and other objects with their eyes. Astrophotographers – Interested in imaging various space objects, connecting their telescopes to high definition cameras and editing these to squeeze as much detail out of their […]

December 30, 2020 Read more

Guide to Binocular Astronomy

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Astro Dog recently added our first pair of Binoculars to the store, with good reason, and so it’s a good time to talk about the humble Binocular. It seems obvious, doesn’t it?  If you want to look at the stars, get a Telescope.  Yet – in truth, Binoculars are in fact far more desirable for a beginner, […]

February 17, 2019 Read more

Telescope Showdown 2/2

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In our previous blog, we explored advantages and disadvantages common to various types of Telescopes.  This second part we will explore refractors (both Achromatic and ED/APO) and reflector advantages and disadvantages and see what this all means for you.  Along the way you will learn about chromatic aberration, coma, collimation and more. A future article will explore the […]

February 2, 2019 Read more

Telescope Showdown 1/2

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What we are afraid of, is that we spend all that time and money buying a telescope, and then we discover it’s not “right” for us, and our enjoyment goes with that, doesn’t it?  We’ve got to know what Telescope is the best one? The amazing thing is, that despite all the modern day appliances […]

January 8, 2019 Read more

Visual Astronomy and Dark Adaptation

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Glad you could join me for my next article! Last blog, I wrote about the seven biggest mistakes people make when getting a new telescope.   In this blog, we are going to look at and earn about Visual Astronomy and Dark Adaptation.  One of my readers (thank you Carlton!) actually suggested that – he recommended expanding on the […]

December 27, 2018 Read more

About Astro Dog – Australia’s Online Astronomy Store

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Astro Dog was established in 2018 as Australia’s Fully Online Telescope Store by husband and wife team Marcel and Nadine.   We think Australia is ready to take advantage of easy shopping, free Australia Wide shipping on every product with no minimum spend, and an outstanding delivery service. When you buy from Astro Dog : LOCAL […]

December 24, 2018 Read more