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Not really. You might be able to find specific telescopes that are designed to get wet and covers to protect them from the rain. But these are very uncommon and expensive.As a rule, it’s best not to get your telescope wet. This is because they are predominantly made from metal

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Oftentimes, camera mounts are clunky and cumbersome, making tracking celestial objects a difficult task, rather than an enjoyable and convenient one. Plus, obtaining a decent product these days seems to really break the bank.  From the folks at iOptron comes a brand new, ultra-compact update to their SkyTracker Pro, an

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Anyone can look up and stare at the stars shining above them as they twinkle in the night sky, but to observe the planets and the more detailed wonders above us you’ll need the help of a high-quality telescope. Schmidt Cassegrain telescopes (SCT) are the preferred choice for deep-space observation thanks

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When you’re looking for a telescope it can quickly become very overwhelming given the vast amount of choice you have at your fingertips. A simple internet search for ‘best telescopes’ or something similar will bring up hundreds of different models. This is made even more difficult if you are a

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Perfect for beginners or amateur hour disaster? Today we're reviewing Celestron's Nexstar 4se Telescope Many long term stargazers wince at the idea of a 'compact, computerized telescope'. Many of us have been burned by that promise over the years. However, initial reports on Celestron's Nexstar range have been really promising.This

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The Celestron Nexstar 8se is a great computerized telescope for beginners and those more experienced in astronomy but for the reasonable price of a telescope of this quality grade, you’ll have to accept that upgrades and readjustments must be done to really achieve optimal use out of it. The NexStar

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When it comes to telescopes, we all know the importance of added extras. In particular, eyepieces. These are a vital part of the telescope for beginners and more advanced astronomers alike, enhancing our view of the wonder that is the night sky. But when it comes to selecting the right eyepiece,

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If you are a beginner looking to purchase an inexpensive yet great quality telescope, then look no further. The Astronomers Without Borders Onesky Reflector Telescope may be the best option for you.This is a fantastic telescope that has some great features and comes with a significantly low price tag. In

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The Nexstar 6se is a larger take on Celestron's successful 4se model. Does it live up to the high standards set by the smaller model? If you're a stargazing fan like us then every new release from Celestron will send a tingle of excitement down your spine. Today, we're talking about

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I fell in love with the night sky when I first looked through a telescope as a young girl living in Delhi - Priyamvada NatarajanAstronomy, just like every other scientific discipline, is a mass participation passion that welcomes anyone and everyone with an interest in the night sky. Whether your

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Computerized telescopes are a fantastic investment if you would like to stargaze. If you are a beginner that is in the market for a computerized telescope there is one company that you should consider - Celestron. Celestron is one of the most popular companies when it comes to the top of

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If you are interested in astronomy or even photography, then you may have heard of a Barlow lens. This is a type of lens that works to increase the focal length of an optical system, and basically magnifies the image. This is why a Barlow lens is most typically used

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Using a telescope for stargazing and other astronomical applications requires a lot of logistics, which can be intimidating to newcomers. That’s why telescope software has flourished in astronomy communities online over the last few decades because they store a lot of information that makes the hobby a lot easier.It's not

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Choosing a telescope is an exciting process. But, even if you’re sure of the kind you want, choosing the perfect telescope can still be a little confusing.Orion is a great choice for telescopes but they have a lot of products available. They also have many products that are very similar

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Choosing a telescope is an exciting process. But, even if you’re sure of the kind you want, choosing the perfect telescope can still be a little confusing.fOrion is a great choice for telescopes but they have a lot of products available. They also have many products that are very similar

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There is something so beautiful about the night sky, isn’t there? The stars align before our eyes, treat a planet emerging, sometimes a comet or meteor shower, there is so much to see, and so much our naked eye misses!  A telescope opens up the world above us so that

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If you’re new to the world of astronomy, one of the first things that even a novice will know to buy is going to be a telescope. Without these wonderful magnification devices, then you won’t be able to make out the minute details of the stars, the planets and various

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Founded in Irvine, California in 1972, Meade Instruments (typically shortened to Meade) have been producing telescopes, binoculars and other accessories for almost half a century, widely recognized as the world’s largest manufacturer.As such, they have garnered a deserved reputation for creating some of the best optical instruments around. Beginning as

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Birdwatching has established itself as a very popular hobby, although the word hobby perhaps does not do justice to the seriousness and dedication of the people who pursue it. It’s a hobby that requires intense patience and more high-tech gear than you might find on a sports field!Because when you

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Gazing at the stars has been one of the greatest pleasures of mankind for millennia, which is why, thanks to massive technological advancements in recent centuries, telescopes have become very popular and sought-after pieces of equipment. However, looking at the night sky through a telescope isn’t always the relaxing, thought-provoking experience

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Auto tracking telescopes are those that can automatically track different objects in the sky, without you having to manually adjust the telescope every so often. They are also known as motorized computerized telescopes, and they use a mounting system known as the GoTo mount.This mount features electric motors for both

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Five Telescopes That Make Short Work of Light PollutionAs a species, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to spark light into darkness, and you can’t really blame us. Illumination is a core principle of creationism in pretty much every religion.In the binary opposition between light and dark, brightness is good, and

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If you’re a keen astronomer then you will know how expensive a good quality telescope can get.If you’re new to this game or if you are looking for something that suits your budget, the $500 mark is usually a good place to start. This budget allows you to get a

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No matter your budget, there will be a refractor telescope out there that is suited to your needs. They range in price from affordable beginner telescopes to more expensive professional level telescopes. If you are just starting out, you can look for a beginner telescope and then work your way

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For centuries, humanity has looked to the skies. We have let the stars guide us through uncharted waters, the sun’s rise and set dictate our days, and used the stars to determine our signs and traits.  Telescopes have been used to do this, dating back to the sixteenth century, and

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Celestron has been a leader in the optics industry for many decades and their products have become revolutionary. They produce quality telescopes including entry-level all the way up to observatory models, so have something that will suit anyone regardless of your level.  Today we’ll be talking about and reviewing the

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If you’re just getting started in astronomy, or you’re an amateur astronomer, you’re likely to be looking for a telescope that combines quality and affordability. The Celestron Astromaster 130eq is a favorite first telescope for beginners, offering sharp, detailed views of Saturn’s rings, Jupiter’s moons, as well as the best

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If you are looking to get into the unique hobby of astrology, then you are probably going to find yourself in need of an excellent telescope. Looking for the right telescope for you can be difficult if you are not entirely sure what you are looking for, which a lot

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Proving the Cosmos Needn’t Cost the Earth We know that it’s all very scientific, but the feeling you get seeing the granular detail of the moon’s imperfections, nebulae sprawling through the night like ink in water, comets, Jupiter’s cloud belts, Saturn’s rings...It’s nothing short of pure magic.Telescopes help us satisfy

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Deep space refers to the distant edges of outer space. NASA tends to set this at a distance of between 16,000 and 32,000 kilometers from Earth’s surface. The International Telecommunication Union states it starts at 2 million kilometers from the surface of the Earth. While there is disagreement about where

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A solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight. This occurs when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are aligned. It can be a phenomenal sight to witness if you’re lucky enough to get the

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While a traditional telescope is great for looking at the night sky in your backyard, the beauty of a portable telescope is that you can take it absolutely everywhere. It can turn your camping trip from dull and dreary to a time of wonder and delight. All that, and they’re

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If you are interested in astronomy a home telescope is a must. While it is interesting learning about the solar system, there is nothing quite like seeing different planets and stars for yourself. You do not have to break the bank to purchase a good quality telescope. There are many

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Astrology is becoming an increasingly popular hobby to take part in, and more and more people want to get their hands on a telescope so that they can take part. It can be an expensive hobby, but telescopes range in price depending on the specific model that you are looking

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Astrophotography is the art of capturing still images of space: specifically, of astronomical objects and celestial occurrences.  This form of astronomical photography is a great way to enhance your photography skillset and portfolio while learning more about and appreciating the beauty of the incredible galaxy around us! The first thing

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My biggest love is still planets and stars. If I hadn’t become an artist, I’d be an astronomer because I still love it so much - Peter Max Every time we stare up at the night sky and gaze at an endless sea of stars, we’re reminded that our world

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Most people think having the luxury of gazing at the stars close up or being able to see the planets would be way beyond their budget. But it doesn’t have to be, you can still get some terrific telescopes for under $200 whilst not having to sacrifice quality. We’ve selected

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If your kid, or a special child in your life, has shown an interest in the vast expanses of space, one of the greatest gifts you could give them is a telescope. Far greater than any photograph book - you can show them the wonders yourself. Astronomy is a complicated

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Five Gateways to the Greater Galaxy and Beyond Hark, fellow eyestronaut! Dobsonian telescopes are the ultimate tools for observing the vast scintillating unknown. They provide you with far greater apertures than your typical telescope, giving you brighter, clearer views of deep space objects, sating your innate astral curiosities in ways

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Have you ever looked up into the sky and wondered what exactly is out there somewhere in a galaxy far far away? With so many beautiful stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies out in space, it is normal for us to become curious as to what else resides within our universe.

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There is no question that stargazing is one of the best hobbies that exist, it can be a fun pass time and an enjoyable experience. There is something that is incredibly fascinating about the universe outside of the World that we live in, and stargazing is one of the few

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Space is one of the most frequently photographed subjects in the history of In order to accurately capture the wonders of the cosmos, though, you need more than the average digital camera. Given that you’ll be zooming in considerably, your cell phone’s 0.32 megapixel camera isn’t going to cut it,

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An eyepiece is a lens that is attached to a telescope to magnify an image bringing the subject in focus closer by collecting light to create an image that is observed through the telescope. Investing in a telescope eyepiece can hugely impact the optical system of your telescope. There are

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Handheld telescopes, often known as monoculars, allow a permanently portable and unique viewing experience. Often misconstrued as the classic pirate telescopes (unless you want one of those, we’re not here to judge), handheld telescopes are a great addition to any bag or pocket in any situation. On a lovely walk

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No 2 telescope models are exactly alike, and there are many individual factors that might drive an astronomer to learn towards one telescope rather than another. For example, many prospective telescope owners prioritize a high focal length so that they can see celestial objects clearly at a good level of

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The sky is a fascinating infinity of stars, planets, and many passing comets. You could spend night after night, glued to a telescope, watching the universe dance by. However, a telescope doesn’t always have to be pointed upward, as there are just as many wonders to observe right here in

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