Kson Tracker Mount and 400x80mm Refractor Review / Setup Guide
Which Telescopes and Mounts are best?
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 […]
Okay, okay – why are we so excited about getting Ohi’s Fujiyama and Masuyama’s?
Which eyepieces should I get for my telescope? These Three – and a Barlow.
Guide to Binocular Astronomy
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, […]
Telescope Showdown 2/2
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 […]
Telescope Showdown 1/2
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 […]
The worst mistakes you can make when buying a beginner telescope 2/2
Welcome to my third blog in the “Enjoying Visual Astronomy” series. This is the second article, and we will explore in more depth how to get a good telescope for beginners, avoid some pitfalls and get 10 new tips along the way! Sign up now to get notified when a new Astronomy Education Blog is up! It’s […]
Visual Astronomy and Dark Adaptation – And Why Red Headlamps Help.
Glad you could join me for this article! Last blog, I wrote about the seven biggest mistakes people make when getting a new telescope. You may have ended up here as you have purchased a red light astronomy headlamp – the information here will help you understand what is actually going on when you use […]
The worst mistakes you can make when buying a beginner telescope 1/2
You’ve seen the pictures and your excited! You too want the “best telescope for viewing planets and galaxies” and the “most awesome telescope for newbies” (or perhaps “best telescope for kids“?) and before long, your not just looking at colourful galaxies, clusters and planets, you find on the internet, but your browsing the catalogs of telescopes […]