SIMPLE – Eight Weeks – Four Equal Payments. For purchases less than $200 we offer afterpay. For amounts $200 and over, we offer Lay-by. You pay for goods in four installments, over 8 weeks. So, there is the first installment on the day we hold the goods for you, a second payment after two weeks, […]
Wratten Filter Kits
When it comes to the wratten filter kits, Astro Dog is making the Kson 15 filter kit available. This has got 15 high grade wratten filters in the pack. Each is individually wrapped and comes in a hard case. The filters it includes are the following: #15 #47 #82A #12 #ND96 #58 #25A #80A #21 […]
Kson Tabletop Dobsonian – The best beginner scope? 102mm / 640mm f/6.2
We were naturally curious when we got the Kson Tabletop Scope. We knew of course, of the Skywatcher P130 scopes, but how does this one compare - apart from being $50-100 less of course! From the outset, we have to say that we like Tabletop Dob's. Something people come to appreciate later is that Telescopes [...]
Kson MD Dual Motorised Mount / KT7 Tripod Review / Setup Guide
The Kson MD+KT7 – A Skywatcher EQ3 + Motor Drive Alternative? Needless to say, mounts are essential to the enjoyment of the scope – and a sidereal tracking scope makes it all worthwhile, with objects staying in the view allowing for longer, more enjoyable observations. And until now, if you wanted a tracking scope, the […]
Kson Tracker Mount and 400x80mm Refractor Review / Setup Guide
Kson Tracker Mount & Kson f/5 400mm x 80mm Refractor Review 10/5/21 - We were excited to get the new Kson 400x80mm refractors back in stock. In this review, we will walk you through how to set up the scope, and provide some general information and how you can get the best out of this [...]
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?
In an eyepiece world that seems dominated by wide-view Televue and Baader, it is easy to miss Ohi Japan's Fuyiyama and Masuyama eyepieces. Fuyiyama In the distant past, some ten years or more ago, the now famous Tani line of Orthoscopic eyepieces (Also known as "Circle-T") were created by Mr Tani and assembled the eyepieces with [...]
Which eyepieces should I get for my telescope? These Three – and a Barlow.
STRATEGY 1 - Your No Fuss Orthoscopic Eyepiece Set... Baader Classic Ortho If you want a no-fuss eyepiece set, and don't mind a narrower field of view, the Baader Classic Ortho Set is fantastic. Pick up the bits as you want them, starting with the eyepieces themselves, and you will have a great set of eyepieces [...]
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