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Astronomy Articles

  • A visual AND astrophotography telescope set up for under $1,000

    David Fuller — October 02, 2020
    I see people ask all the time, "I would like to do both visual AND astrophotography - and my budget is limited. What should I get?" 9 times out of 10, the response is either "Get a bigger budget" (not always possible) or "Spend ALL your money on the mount." Here's an alternative solution that checks nearly every box for doing both - without breaking the bank.
  • The autumnal equinox and a cosmic perspective

    David Fuller — September 18, 2020
    Did you know it is possible to look towards the center of our galaxy, as well as the complete opposite direction, out towards the outer arms of the Milky Way, looking towards the rest of the cosmos? It's true. And you don't need a telescope to do it - just a bit of knowledge of where each point is located in the sky, so you can look that way.
  • The best time to see Mars until 2035

    David Fuller — August 21, 2020
    It may seem a little hyperbolic to say it is the best time to see Mars until 2035 - but it's true! In two years - well, about 26 months - we will get another good look at Mars when we are closest to it again.
  • Perseid Meteors Observing in 2020

    David Fuller — August 10, 2020
    When is the best time to see the Perseid meteor shower in 2020? And how should I go about observing them? Where do I look? And when? All those questions answered, and more, here.
  • How to best observe Saturn in 2020

    David Fuller — July 21, 2020
    Saturn is arguably the best planet to observe - those rings! The 3D effect they create is stunning. But what else should you look for? And how can you see those features?