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1 11, 2019

Best astronomy binoculars [2019]

2019-11-02T17:48:23+00:00November 1st, 2019|

Astronomy binoculars make for a great alternative to telescopes. They are generally smaller, more portable, easier to use and cheaper. Below are a number of great models for stargazing, from cheaper beginners options, to more advanced pairs that will cost more but open up greater viewing opportunities. 1. Best binoculars for astronomy - comparison table [...]

20 10, 2019

Best telescopes for beginners (2019)

2019-10-20T16:07:24+00:00October 20th, 2019|

With hundreds to choose from it can be hard to work out the best telescope to buy. For any beginner, we recommend the Celestron Nexstar 4SE telescope as a perfect choice If you're looking for something more advanced, check out the Celestron Nexstar Evolution 9.25" See below for some great alternatives for beginners, and intermediate to [...]

31 08, 2019

Refractor vs Reflector telescopes: what is best?

2019-09-23T14:38:38+00:00August 31st, 2019|

One of the first questions when considering a telescope is what is best: refractor vs reflector. Although this is the most common debate, there are actually 3 main types of telescope: Refractor telescopes Reflector telescopes Catadioptric telescopes Below we consider the pros and cons of each and recommend what telescope type is best for a beginner. [...]

3 08, 2019

Best telescope for kids (5 great options in 2019)

2019-08-25T13:40:52+00:00August 3rd, 2019|

The best telescope for kids will be easy to set up, easy to use, durable and - most of all - fun! A telescope can make a great present for a child. It can stimulate interest in the sciences and the wider world and also give a parent something they can do as a family. We [...]

10 05, 2019

Light pollution & astrophotography (3 ways to overcome it)

2019-08-25T13:41:41+00:00May 10th, 2019|

If you live in a city, light pollution is probably the number one obstacle to your astrophotography. It likely means you won't be able to just go into your garden and take Milky Way or deep sky images. (The number two issue is that you often have to get up in the middle of the night [...]

2 01, 2019

15 amazing astronomical events to see in 2019

2019-01-12T09:54:44+00:00January 2nd, 2019|

In 2019, there will be five eclipses, six meteor showers, three supermoons, Mercury passing across the Sun, and many other great observable astronomical events. Here are the top 15 astronomy events of 2019 to look out for across the planet: 1. Quadrantids meteor shower - January 3 One of the best meteor showers of the year [...]

20 10, 2018

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

2019-11-20T17:11:10+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 [...]

5 10, 2018

Best computerized telescope [2019 buying guide]

2019-08-25T13:44:28+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 [...]

25 01, 2018

Celestron Nexstar: which model to buy? [Reviewing the SE & SLT range]

2019-08-25T13:46:05+00:00January 25th, 2018|

The Celestron Nexstar range of computerized telescopes are some of the most popular on the market for being some of the highest quality and best value for money. There are eight telescopes in the range - four in the SE category, and four in the SLT category. Below we break down the differences and analyze what [...]