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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]

2018-10-06T16:54:49+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. 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 below are [...]

15 09, 2018

iPhone astrophotography [3 smartphone methods]

2018-09-28T13:30:16+00:00September 15th, 2018|

Is good iPhone astrophotography possible? This sounds like a dream, right? Just taking your smartphone with you outside to shoot the night sky without having to lug bulky cameras, telescopes, and other equipment. It would be so much easier, require less planning, and not to mention be cheaper and open up astrophotography to a much wider [...]

8 09, 2018

6 awesome space posters to buy in 2018

2018-09-28T17:25:11+00:00September 8th, 2018|

Make your home look stellar with these six awesome space posters available for you to buy. Astronomy posters and space art like this make fantastic additions to bedrooms, studies, and living rooms for space-lovers. They make great gifts for Christmas and birthdays. Check out the five selected space-themed posters below, and see also links to look for [...]

2 09, 2018

How I took my favorite astrophotography image – Daniel Stein

2018-09-02T16:01:59+00:00September 2nd, 2018|

In this article, we ask New Jersey photographer Daniel Stein a few questions about how he goes about taking his stunning astro images. In particular, we focus on this amazing picture below of the Milky Way reflecting in a glimmering pool of water atop Cascade Mountain in the Adirondacks, New York. Catch My Breath (Credit: Daniel [...]