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19 11, 2018

6 best astronomy & space calendars for 2019

2018-11-19T16:49:22+00:00November 19th, 2018|

A great gift for any space-enthusiast is an astronomy calendar. Below we pick out six of the best space calendars for 2019 that are available to buy now. Best astronomy calendars 2019 1. Smithsonian Space 2019 Wall Calendar One of the best of the bunch comes from the Smithsonian Institution. It features images taken from the [...]

7 11, 2018

The death of the Nikon D810A (and the specialist astrophotography DSLR?)

2018-11-09T13:37:27+00:00November 7th, 2018|

.The Nikon D810A was the most advanced in a limited range of DSLRs optimized for astrophotography by Nikon and Canon over the past decade. But has the D810A been discontinued and are DSLRs optimized for astrophotography a thing of the past? 1. What are specialist astrophotography DSLRs? Specialist astrophotography DSLRs are optimized for deep sky astrophotography [...]

20 10, 2018

Astronomy books: 21 great reads (for adults, beginners & kids)

2018-11-14T10:26:43+00:00October 20th, 2018|

Below are 21 recommended astronomy books for anyone with a keen in interest in either learning how to spot objects in the sky, or in learning about space and the universe in general. These books are categorized as best beginners astronomy and stargazing books, best astronomy books for kids, and the best books in 2018 on [...]

7 10, 2018

Is Pluto a planet? (2018 update)

2018-10-12T16:13:36+00:00October 7th, 2018|

One of the biggest areas of confusion and debate around the planets of our solar system is whether or not Pluto is a planet. Read below for the definitive and up-to-date answer in 2018. 1. Is Pluto a planet? So let's get straight to it - no, Pluto is not a planet. It used to be [...]

6 10, 2018

5 best astronomy binoculars [2018 buying guide]

2018-10-12T12:35:07+00:00October 6th, 2018|

Astronomy binoculars make for a great alternative to telescopes. They are generally smaller, more portable, easier to use and cheaper. Many recommend starting out with binoculars before investing in a telescope if you are a beginner getting into stargazing. This can be great advice and a good pair of astronomy binoculars will increase the number of [...]

5 10, 2018

Best computerized telescope [2018 buying guide]

2018-10-06T17:55:47+00:00October 5th, 2018|

Computerized telescopes can be fantastic for beginners or experienced stargazers alike. With a computerized telescope, a computer is in-built into the telescope and locates the planets, galaxies and other objects that you want to see for you. This contrasts to a regular telescope where you need to locate the objects manually. Computerized telescopes (also known as [...]

29 09, 2018

Best camera for astrophotography [2018]

2018-11-19T13:40:40+00:00September 29th, 2018|

In this article, we assess the best cameras from the leading manufacturers to give recommendations on the best cameras for astrophotography in 2018 and 2019. As part of this website's astrophotography masters series, we have asked some of the world's best night sky photographers what cameras they use and their recommendations are included here. The camera models [...]