How to set up an equatorial mount

This is the second part of my blog on telescope mounts, and concentrates on the equatorial mount. I look specifically at how to set up an equatorial mount and align […]

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An equatorial and an alt-azimuth mount

Mounts are important. So much so that choosing a telescope mount can either make or break your entire hobby. For beginners, most telescopes come bundled with telescope mounts. These come in […]

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What can you do with a saxon F767 reflector telescope?

The Saxon F767 Newtonian Reflector Telescope is a beginner’s Newtonian reflector telescope. While it may be inexpensive, the alt-azimuth mount makes it very easy to use and the optics provide a high […]

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Comet Wirtanen is coming back – again

Comet 46P/Wirtanen is returning in December 2018, and it’s going to pass close to the Earth. It’ll look good in binoculars from the Southern Hemisphere. Wirtanen is a dirty snowball. […]

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saxon Scopepix Smartphone Adapter

Phone adapters for telescopes allow you to position your phone at the back of a telescope, microscope or binoculars. They allow adjustments so you can take photos or video without […]

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Marine Binoculars - What to consider?

I’m sure we’ve all been on a boat at some point in our lives and know how unsteady it can be. This unbalanced environment creates its own set of challenges […]

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Mars Opposition - July 27th 2018

  What is the Mars Opposition? This July, Mars gears up to be Earth’s best friend as it becomes its red shiny neighbour. Known as the opposition, it’ll have stargazer […]

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The Best Telescopes Review of 2017 Banner

Wow, 2017 really flew by! Once again, we have compiled our new Best Telescopes this year 2017 which was well received last year. In 2017, some new telescopes such as the Celestron Inspire Series telescopes have impressed and set the scene with new features and better optics. Longstanding favourites such as the Celestron Astromaster Series and Saxon Dobsonians also appear in the list again. Compared to last year, we consider a few more categories for new telescopes users, such as best land viewing telescopes, best manual telescopes for kids, and more. Read on to see our ratings.

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Perth

Great Starter Reading Kit for Perth Amateur Astronomers. Find out great places to observe near Perth, WA, list of amateur astronomy societies and some handy travel-friendly scopes.

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Footy special binoculars magnification cover

How Close Do You See With Some Compact Binoculars? AFL Edition   AFL finals season is here, most of us are getting excited and rushing to the game. It would […]

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