Read reviews of astrophotography and astronomy equipment. Including the best cameras, lenses and tripods for astrophotography, and the best telescopes and binoculars for stargazing.

13 08, 2019

What equipment do you need for astrophotography? [Infographic]

2019-08-13T15:16:15+00:00August 13th, 2019|

  For those interested in getting started with astrophotography, it can be quite daunting working out what equipment you need. The infographic above lays out the key equipment you will need to shoot different types of astrophotography. See below for more details and follow the links for in-depth guides on the different pieces of equipment. [...]

3 08, 2019

Best telescope for kids (5 great options in 2019)

2019-08-20T15:19:21+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 [...]

2 08, 2019

9 best telescopes to buy (2019)

2019-08-03T13:00:34+00:00August 2nd, 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 [...]

20 07, 2019

What is the best astrophotography mount? [2019]

2019-07-21T09:52:41+00:00July 20th, 2019|

The mount is one of the most important pieces of equipment for astrophotography. It allows your camera and telescope (or lens) to move with the rotation of the Earth and track the objects you are photographing for much longer periods. This means you can gather more light and create better astro images. We recommend the Celestron [...]

15 07, 2019

Amazon Prime Day 2019 [best camera & telescope deals]

2019-07-16T12:52:39+00:00July 15th, 2019|

Amazon Prime Day is now live - running over 15 and 16 July 2019! It provides a great opportunity to get a bargain new camera or other photography or astronomy equipment. How it works is that you have to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of many of the sales. The sales are then [...]

5 07, 2019

Best telescope for astrophotography (2019)

2019-07-21T10:00:51+00:00July 5th, 2019|

There are two ways to get the best telescope for astrophotography for you. Firstly, you can buy an all-in-one bundle that gives you a telescope and mount together. This is perfect for beginners who want to get into astrophotography with the minimum of fuss. We recommend the Celestron Advanced VX 8" SCT telescope as a great [...]

14 06, 2019

Best camera for astrophotography [2019]

2019-06-15T17:44:46+00:00June 14th, 2019|

In this article, we assess the best cameras from the leading manufacturers to give recommendations on the best cameras for astrophotography in 2019. If you are looking for an entry-level DSLR camera that works for astrophotography, then we recommend the Pentax K-70. As part of this website's astrophotography masters series, we have asked some of the world's [...]

18 01, 2019

Best camera tripod [Top 5 in 2019]

2019-07-21T10:01:25+00:00January 18th, 2019|

For astrophotography, it is absolutely essential to have a sturdy camera tripod. Most importantly, you need to be able to rely on it for complete stillness as you take those long-exposure shots of the night sky, but there are also other factors to consider. Below we provide an overview of what you need to consider and [...]

18 01, 2019

Best lens for astrophotography [Top 5 for 2019]

2019-02-26T10:55:50+00:00January 18th, 2019|

What is the best lens for astrophotography? In this article, we analyze and recommend five of the most popular wide-angle lenses for night sky photography in 2019. To help truly find the best equipment with proven success, as part of our astrophotography masters series, we have asked some of the best photographers in the world what astrophotography lenses [...]

6 10, 2018

5 best astronomy binoculars [2019 buying guide]

2019-02-28T09:59:49+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 [2019 buying guide]

2019-07-05T09:01:02+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 [...]

2 09, 2018

23 great gift ideas for space-lovers (kids & adults)

2018-10-13T16:56:45+00:00September 2nd, 2018|

If you know someone that is a budding stargazer or a keen astronomer, we've brought together some great gift ideas to suit all ages and any budget. From dog collars to wall art to telescopes. To inspire your gift shopping and help you spend more time stargazing and less time in overcrowded shops, we have gathered a [...]

25 01, 2018

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

2018-10-06T17:08:24+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 [...]