telescopes

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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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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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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How to Upgrade Your Telescope

If you are reading this, you have most likely purchased a telescope or are looking to get one. Regardless of which category you fall under, this guide will provide you with a comprehensive overview of which telescope accessories and upgrades you might want to consider for your new telescope.

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Four Simple Ways to Reduce Light Pollution

What is light pollution? Starting out in Astronomy can be a daunting challenge. With so many things to consider before purchasing a telescope it can leave you with a headache […]

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Awesome Facts About Mars!

Wondering what you should be looking out for on Mars? Here is an infographic that picks out some famous spots for you. We’ve also included some awesome facts that may […]

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Astronomy Night in Melbourne

Here are some pictures from our astronomy night at our Mitcham store in Victoria. Our next astronomy open house is coming up again 3rd September 2014! Stay tuned for more […]

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