Advance your stargazing with our guides and equipment research and recommendations.
23 05, 2020

Best Astronomy Binoculars [2020]

2020-05-23T08:48:05+00:00May 23rd, 2020|

Astronomy binoculars make for a great alternative to telescopes. They are generally smaller, more portable, easier to use, and cheaper. The Celestron SkyMaster Binoculars are a perfect option that will work for both beginners and more advanced users. Below are a number of great models for stargazing, from cheaper beginner options, to more advanced pairs that [...]

14 04, 2020

Celestron SkyMaster 20×80 Binoculars [review]

2020-04-16T19:42:25+00:00April 14th, 2020|

The Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 are a great pair of astronomy binoculars. They will enhance your viewing of the night sky, whilst being easy to use and relatively inexpensive. Read below for the full review, covering what you can see with them, how they compare to other models, and how to use them for photography.   Celestron [...]

21 03, 2020

What’s the most powerful telescope you can buy?

2020-05-29T14:18:07+00:00March 21st, 2020|

So we went on a quest to find the most powerful telescope you can buy. What we found is that these range from very powerful but regular-sized telescopes, to the ridiculously large bigger-than-a-person model. If you are a regular Joe just looking for the most powerful telescope you can buy to use at home, then go [...]

15 02, 2020

What telescope brands are reputable (and which to avoid)?

2020-02-21T12:32:18+00:00February 15th, 2020|

Reputable telescope brands and manufacturers There are four major brands known for retailing reliable, quality telescopes. These are: Celestron Meade Instruments Orion Sky-Watcher This is not to say that every telescope made by these manufacturers will be great. Or that a telescope made by other brands will be poor, but these are arguably the most popular [...]

10 02, 2020

Best intermediate telescopes [2020]

2020-02-21T12:32:33+00:00February 10th, 2020|

If you are looking for an intermediate-level telescope that you can push for great night sky viewing capabilities then we've picked out a few great options for you here. See the at-a-glance table below: Please read the detailed reviews below for more information about each model.   What are the best intermediate telescopes? More [...]

10 02, 2020

Best telescope for beginners [2020 buying guide]

2020-04-19T09:17:27+00:00February 10th, 2020|

With hundreds to choose from it can be hard to work out what telescope to buy. I got it all wrong with my first telescope - it was too bulky and heavy for my small apartment. It was powerful, but more than I needed as a beginner. If I were to buy my first telescope today, [...]

7 02, 2020

Telescope accessories: what do you need?

2020-02-21T12:32:56+00:00February 7th, 2020|

When using a telescope you will need to understand a little about how the key accessories work as they will impact what you see (eyepieces and barlow lenses) and how easy it is to operate (mounts and tripods). Below we outline the basics that you need to know about: Eyepieces Barlow lenses Finderscopes Mounts Tripods Software [...]

31 08, 2019

Refractor vs Reflector telescopes: what is best?

2020-02-21T12:34:37+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)

2020-02-21T12:36:41+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)

2020-02-21T12:37:38+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

2020-02-21T12:38:30+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)

2020-02-21T12:38:49+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]

2020-02-21T12:39:05+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]

2020-02-21T12:42:21+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 [...]