Astronomy

Top 10 Telescopes for Kids (2019 Picks)

It’s getting into the Christmas season, and people are starting to think about presents. We made up this list of telescopes (and a binocular) with kids of between about 5 and 10 in mind.

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The convent, taken with a DSLR (colour camera)

This is part 3 of my series on astrophotography with filters. Last time I explained how the human eye sees in colour, using three different types of cone cells. We […]

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NGC 6188 - the Fighting Dragons of Ara. Photo taken in hydrogen alpha light.

This is part 2 of a series of blogs about filters and narrowband astrophotography. Bill explains how filters work, why you might use different filters and what a photo taken […]

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A Meade Cassegrain on an NEQ6

This is part 1 of a series of blogs about narrowband photography. In this introduction part, Bill talks about how – and why – he moved from taking astrophotographs with […]

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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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Spotting scopes or Telescopes front cover

Why do people choose spotting scopes over land viewing telescopes? Spotting scopes, the perfect cross between a telescope and a pair of binoculars in terms of magnifying powers. Why choose […]

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How To Do A Polar Alignment In The Southern Hemisphere

Through this guide, we hope to illustrate how to polar align your telescope in the Southern Hemisphere so you can do it with ease.

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Perth Observatory

You can’t predict how much you will like astronomy. This is a very common dilemma for our customers who are unsure about whether they should buy the more expensive scope, the […]

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