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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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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Finding Telescope Magnification

What’s the Magnification of Your Telescope? Finding your telescope’s magnification is an important part of a purchase process. However, working out the magnification of your telescope or working out the magnifications […]

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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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Why You Are Using Binoculars Incorrectly

Introduction As an binoculars retailer, we have seen a fair share of people who have used binoculars for years but are still unsure about how to use and maintain them […]

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Vanguard Endeavor IV/Bushnell Legend L

Both the Bushnell Legend L series and the Vanguard Endeavor IV series sit in a similar group and price point in the entry level ED glass binoculars. Let’s take a […]

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Reviewing the Skyhawk 3.0 Range

Designed for bird, wildlife and nature enthusiasts, the Steiner Skyhawk 3.0 Birdwatching Binoculars is the product of years of intensive research, design and vigorous testing. Similar to other German binoculars, Steiner binoculars possess an optical performance that is one to boast. For those on a flexible medium-sized budget, the Skyhawk 3.0 sits at a comfortable price point for most users.

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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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5 Tried and True Fantastic Beginner and Kid Telescopes

5 Beginner and Kids Telescope Recommendations from the OpticsCentral Staff. We consider four important factors that have iconically been valued by our customers when choosing their scopes and put forward our 5 favourite telescopes for kids and beginners that fits those needs!

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